Gerflor Ramps Up Conservation Efforts With New Sample Reuse Program

July 15, 2008

ATLANTA - Gerflor, a global leader in the design and manufacture of vinyl resilient floor coverings, recently announced its Sample Reuse Program exclusively through its Web site at By visiting the "environment" section of the site, visitors can print off a prepaid U.S. postage label and return Gerflor vinyl flooring samples to its Atlanta office for reuse and redistribution. The Sample Reuse Program aims to reduce environmental impact and creates a new way to achieve sustainable results.

"For more than 20 years, Gerflor has been committed to the concept of creating environmentally friendly products by making the strategic decision to place ‘green' issues at the top of its agenda," says Alan Fennell, president of Commercial Flooring. "The Sample Reuse Program is yet another way we show our commitment to the environment and further extends our leadership in developing sustainability practices."

"When designing a space, we use samples to convey concepts or ideas to colleagues and clients," explains Robyn Dubick, interior designer, CR Goodman Associates. "With Gerflor's new Sample Reuse Program, we have the opportunity to return unused samples that will ultimately help conserve natural resources and reduce the negative impact on the environment." 

Steps for mailing samples back to Gerflor:

  • Print off the prepaid United States Postage label and instructions
  • Pack the samples back into the original packaging or other box/envelope
  • Give package to your mail delivery person or drop it off at the nearest post office

About Gerflor
Gerflor has the largest collection of commercial vinyl flooring products in the world, with innovative offerings ideally suited for healthcare, education, retail, corporate, and public spaces. Founded in 1937 and headquartered near Lyon, France, Gerflor provides unique product and design solutions and is present in 100 countries around the globe with more than 1700 employees. As a clear leader in pioneering flooring solutions, Gerflor has an excellent environmental record which includes an 'A' rated Green Guide (BRE) certification, outstanding whole life-cycle performance, as well as full compliance with ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 standards. In addition, Gerflor commercial flooring can contribute toward LEED credits and is 100 percent recyclable at the end-of-life-cycle. For more information, visit or call (877) 437-3567.

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