10/12/2019 by Cathal 0 Comments
Hamptons is Going Green! 4 Ways we are making our Flooring & Carpet more Eco-Friendly
As we all become more environmentally and socially responsible in our day to day lives, green business practices have risen hugely. With many people striving to make eco-friendly purchases; when it comes to improving our homes, it's important to choose a company that values sustainability.
For this reason, it is crucial to always do your research and look into the practices used by companies and manufacturers before you buy. You can significantly enhance your environmental responsibility and eco footprint by shopping with a company that is committed to sustainable practices and materials. Hamptons Floor Store has made it our mission to be Ireland’s greenest and most environmentally friendly floor store for 2020! Here are 4 ways we are going green with our business practices.
1. We have banned plastic wrapping on all carpets from our suppliers
Ireland is one of the top producers of plastic waste in Europe. As a nation, we generate an average of 61kgs per person each year – shockingly almost double what the UK produces. According to environmental groups, excessive plastic packaging is one of the biggest causes for concern, as only 40% of it is recycled. Taking this into account, Hamptons has encouraged all our carpet suppliers to commit to a complete ban on all plastic wrapping for our products. We make a large amount of collections each day in preparation for the days fittings, so over time this will add up to a significant reduction in plastic waste – we hope our competitors follow suit in making this small but vital change!
2. All of our Underlay is 100% Recycled & Recyclable
Hamptons Floor Store is committed to playing our part in reducing landfill and our overall impact on the environment. One of the biggest ways we make our carpets more environmentally friendly is by actively recycling carpet underlay, and only using recycled content within our underlay products. As of 2019, we are delighted to announce that all our carpet underlays are made up of 100% recycled materials and are 100% recyclable. So, if you choose one of Hamptons carpets you can rest assured that not only will you have a high quality underlay that absorbs impact, improves the comfort of your home and helps your new carpet retain its appearance; you'll also be picking the eco-friendly option too.
3. We are reducing our daily fuel consumption
As much as 80-90% of the environmental impact of a car comes from the consumption of fuel, which leads to emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollution into our atmosphere. According to climate experts, this is a key factor driving global warming. With this in mind, earlier this year Hamptons Floor Store made the decision to cut down on our fuel consumption as much as possible to do our part for a greener environment. We decided to push as much of our business online as possible by launching several 'online-only' special offers, a model which hasn't been seen before in the flooring market in Dublin and beyond. This cut out a huge amount of our fuel consumption to travel to the customers house to measure & quote; while simultaneously saving a huge amount of time and hassle for our customers. We are delighted to say that our online reputation as a brand is at such a level, that our customers feel they can trust us to carry out the entire quote and subsequent sale online! From this online model emerged our hugely successful €399 Snap & Fit deal for stairs & landings. The customer simply sends us photos of their own stairs and landings over mail or Facebook message and they get a quote and fit date within 48 hours back immediately. It's as easy as that! Enquire about Snap & Fit today.
4. We offer an Eco Friendly Carpet cleaning service
To ensure that your new high quality carpet lasts even longer and to prevent extra materials circulating into the environment, Hamptons now offer an eco friendly carpet cleaning service at the unbeatable price of €119 for stairs & landing! Promoting a healthy household and a sustainable environment is front and centre of everything we do at Hamptons. For this reason, the carpet cleaning service we use combines a low-moisture cleaning process with green-certified solutions that are free of harmful chemicals, soaps and detergents. With this additional service, our goal is to offer customers a cleaner and healthier option for their family when it comes to professional carpet cleaning. Get in touch to find out more today!
At Hamptons we are constantly striving to make our business more environmentally friendly; but we'd love to hear from you in the comments below about how we can reduce our eco footprint further, or your own tips for making your home more sustainable!