Quartz Carpet is a division of Sidec, a formulator, manufacturer, and supplier of products for resin bonded aggregate and recycled glass surfacing. We recognize that our operations will have an impact on the local and global environment and as such Sidec and Quartz Carpet are committed to the continuous exploration and development of procedures, systems and working practices that reduce the pollution and impact generated during the normal course of our business while ensuring our products remain of the highest quality.
Recognizing and understanding this process means that we can reduce, offset, mitigate or eliminate our carbon use where possible and practical, allowing us to set clear objectives which we can monitor, manage and improve.
Quartz Carpet fully supports the principles of, and is committed to the sustainable use of global resources including the reduction of pollution and waste.
Life Cycle Analysis
Since between 80%-90% of our crystal glass wall system is recycled glass, this stunning application’s origins have a significantly positive impact on the environment. Instead of procuring new glass, the majority of the system is diverted from landfill. The hard and non-porous characteristics of glass, along with the seamless nature of Quartz Carpet products discourage bacterial growth, mold and decay.
The long-term durability of both Quartz Carpet and our Crystal Glass Wall systems mean they are replaced less often than most other types of products. The long life cycle contributes to environmental sustainability.
Quartz Carpet Flooring systems need only normal maintenance with a vacuum cleaner, an occasional wet mop with a neutral PH cleaner for spills, and periodic cleaning with a wet vac. Maintenance of extremely high-use areas requires only neutral PH cleaners and water.
Quartz Carpet does not require chemicals or waxes to maintain it.
An annual steam cleaning and extraction are all that are necessary to keep Quartz Carpet a clean, healthy, flooring surface.
Quartz Carpet is comprised of low VOC materials and exhibits little or no off- gassing over the life of the cured floor. The non-porous, cleanable finish does not support microbial growth, nor allow moisture to accumulate, helping to maintain a mold-free environment with improved indoor air quality.
Composition and Embodied Energy
Quartz Carpet is composed of naturally occurring aggregates, recycled glass and epoxy binders. The binders constitute approximately 8%-20% of the volume of the systems; the remainder of the floor is composed of aggregates and fillers. Initial life cycle assessments of embodied energy appear extremely favorable due to the longevity and low energy usage for maintenance.