Global carpet tile manufacturer Interface is moving ahead in its Mission Zero quest – to eliminate its impact on the environment by 2020 – with the unveiling of its first ever truly commercial carpet tile made from plant-based nylon.
Fotosfera consists of yarn exclusive to Interface that is made from castor plant oil produced in rural communities.
The product supports Interface’s strategy to reduce its reliance on virgin petro-chemical raw materials and delivers strong environmental and socio-economic benefits.
Castor oil, the main ingredient of Fotosfera, is produced from plants that are fast growing, therefore readily renewable, resilient and low-maintenance.
Fotosfera comes in two designs – Structured and Micro – which are both available in eight co-ordinating colourways.
As well as including 63% bio-based content, the designs benefit from some of Interface’s other sustainability services.
Like Biosfera, the product comes with the Cool Carpet carbon neutral service and the glue-less installation method TacTiles as standard, further reducing the product’s impact on the environment.