Every piece counts. How our Recofloor recycling program allows us to reduce, reuse and recycle vinyl flooring.

In today’s world of high consumption and mass production, it’s more important than ever to find ways to minimise waste, reuse materials and do our best to tread a little more lightly on this earth. Our resources are not endless. As a large material supplier, we know that we have a large responsibility to not only keep our products sustainable, but to take a sustainable approach with our processes as well.


Polyflor is a cofounding and funding member of Recofloor, the industry’s leading vinyl take-back scheme for recycling end of life post consumer vinyl flooring which would otherwise end up in landfill. This material is recovered and recycled into new flooring or other useful products such as traffic cones. Between 5% and 10% of vinyl flooring is typically wasted as off-cuts on projects, depending on the shape of the floor. This extra material would typically be taken away by a waste contractor and shipped off to a landfill. Through Recofloor, we are able to salvage these materials and reuse them to make new products.

How it works

Our clients telephone us to register their interest in Recofloor. Polyflor dispatches recycling bins or bags to the client. Once they are full, we pick them up and reuse the offcuts within our production. Most of our products are 100% recyclable and some ranges are made of up to 40% recycled materials to begin with. This cycle can be repeated many times over without the vinyl losing its performance and functionality.

The proof is in the pudding

Within Australia and New Zealand alone, Polyflor has recycled 112 tonnes of material and globally 2,177 tonnes of vinyl flooring to date. This volume equals enough vinyl flooring waste to cover 100 football pitches. This is a saving of 1.7 thousand tonnes of CO2 which equates to driving the average petrol car 207 times round the equator or taking 430 cars off the road for a year.

We hope that our dedication to this program encourages more people to get on board and to take responsibility for the entire lifespan of their materials.