We realize that being green is not accomplished only by selling eco-friendly products, but by practicing it as well. We have put a lot of effort into streamlining our business procedures to produce less waste, and are always sure to take our eco-friendly Mini Cooper on all measurements. All of our retail lighting is fluorescent and LED, and we recently installed skylights in our showroom to reduce our use of electricity.
We are proud to have been recognized both locally and in the flooring industry for being progressively “green.” In 2011, Carpet Plus was awarded the GreenStep Environmental Award by Floor Covering Weekly, a national flooring publication. And in 2012, we took home the Small Business Champion award from Charlottesville’s Better Business Challenge.
We are proud to offer the area’s largest selection of eco-friendly flooring products, including bamboo, linoleum, cork, eco-friendly carpeting, and natural floor cleaners. At Carpet Plus we educate our customers about our green products, and help them to choose the product that best suits their standards of green. Our salespeople continue to keep on top of the industry’s latest innovations in the green movement through literature and seminars. And when installing floors, we use as many low- to no-VOC adhesives and cleaners as possible, as well as soy-based underlayment.
In 2012 we became Virginia’s only dealer of American Clay Wall Plaster, a natural, non-toxic and eco-friendly alternative to paint. Cindy Adams, co-owner of Carpet Plus, has recently become a Registered Presenter of American Clay’s AIA CES course in hopes to increase knowledge and encourage the use of this great product.
In November 2013, we were honored to be asked to offer our expertise on the benefits of cork flooring for this Floor Covering News article.
In December of 2009, Carpet Plus launched Re-Cork C’Ville, a local cork recycling program aimed at raising awareness and decreasing the waste of the billions of used wine corks that end up in landfills each year. Since its launch, we have signed up over 60 participants—restaurants, vineyards, wine shops, and grocery stores—and collected over 2 million corks as of December 2017!