Turning used tires into welcome mats is a welcome innovation
Mohawk began reusing hundreds of thousands of used rubber tires in 1999 and turning them into designer door mats. Since then, the amount has picked up steadily and Mohawk has become the leading tire recycler in the flooring industry, converting millions of pounds of tires into welcome mats each year.
Tire recycling does more than just beautify the environment. Besides being unsightly, old tires are unhealthy: they collect and retain stagnant water where disease–spreading insects thrive. Discarded tires can also produce dangerous toxic fires in dumps. Recycling post–consumer products—items like tires and plastic bottles that have been in the marketplace—is a very important part of Mohawk’s environmental efforts.
Visit Mohawksustainability.com for exact numbers of pounds of tires recycled annually, as well as other information.