Summit International Flooring (SIF) has partnered with Tuntex Carpet, a China-based carpet manufacturer dedicated to green technology and environmentally friendly production methods.
Having been in the carpet business for more than 50 years, Tuntex has risen to global prominence through its environmentally conscious production of high quality carpets for the international market. Starting in 1969, it began as a producer and exporter of carpets. The company established itself as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and produced materials for carpet brands such as Mannington, Lees Burlington and Mohawk. In 1994 it opened what was to be the largest production facility by floor area in all of China. By 2008 it was the first Chinese carpet manufacturer to be awarded the Green Label Plus Certification by U.S.-based Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI). Today, the company is focused on building their international brand by continuing to create top-line, environmentally friendly carpet tiles in a state-of-the-art facility.
Tuntex is committed to making carpets safer and more durable than ever with new, innovative materials and production techniques, and continuing to explore new methods in green manufacturing. Currently, all tiles contribute to 2 LEED points where necessary. In addition to the Green Label Plus certification, it was also the first Asian carpet manufacturer to receive Green Circle certification. According to the company, Tuntex’s face yarn and backing are designed with recyclability in mind. Nylon products such as hangers, clothes, backpacks, etc. are just some of the products made from recycled Tuntex carpets. Also, all tiles are completely free from harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs).