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Second life: our recycling program

Gerflor has a long history of recycling its production waste in its factories, dating back to 50 years ago. In 2011, Gerflor launched the Second Life program in France, a free service that collects laying offcuts and “clean” end-of-life products, especially those that are glue-free and REACH compliant. The program can be customised to fit the needs and limitations of the installation company. It also allows for the collection of PVC products from other brands. In 2017, Gerflor partnered with PAPREC, a recycling leader, to establish a plant in France called Floor to Floor, which recovers laying offcuts and “clean” end-of-life products. The recycled materials from Floor to Floor are then sent to Gerflor production sites, where they are used to make new products. Floor to Floor aims to recycle 55,000 t/year by 2025.

The Second Life program is...


A tailor-made program

A personalised study and tailor-made contracts.
Containers adapted to your collection volumes and the space available in your company.



Free collection of your own waste, saving you money on landfill costs.



The program and information sent by Gerflor are certified by Eucertplast (European recyclers certification). This ensures transparency, traceability and good environmental practices.



One point of contact with a dedicated Gerflor advisor for each step of your project.
All Gerflor PVC products and other brands are included.
NB: soiled products (with glue and patching) that have been removed are subject to specific collection.


A competitive advantage for your business

Compliance with the legal framework and HQE requirements.
Strengthening your technical file in the context of calls for tenders.
A responsible image and demonstration of commitment to good citizenship for your company and your construction sites.

Gerflor, France's leader in recycling

Gerflor has invested in a specific sector dedicated to the recycling of vinyl flooring.

Floor to Floor
Gerflor and Paprec have teamed up to create Floor to Floor. This joint venture collects and sorts installation and production waste and forwards it to the recycling center.

Saint Paul Trois Châteaux (Drôme) recycling center
Integrated into the production line, this recycling center enables recycled materials to be incorporated into all the new products at the plant.



Gerflor, the flooring group

Gerflor creates, manufactures, and brings to market innovative, decorative and eco-responsible complete solutions for resilient floors, wall coverings, and accessories, from installation to finishings for commercial environments.


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