And use it to build better products.

The carbon opportunity

There is too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. As human activity continues to release more and more of it, the natural world is struggling to keep up.

At Interface, we believe we have a duty to help solve this problem, so we’ve invested in product innovation and improved manufacturing processes to lower the carbon footprint of our products at every stage of their life cycle.
The carbon life cycle - In the life of almost any product, carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. This release of carbon happens in two stages: the embodied carbon stage and the operational carbon stage.

Operational carbon - The carbon emitted after our product is sold. This phase includes customer use through end-of-life. Also known as “gate to end-of-life,” this phase is much harder for us to control. So, we purchase offsets and we reclaim and recycle our products at the end of their useful life.

Embodied carbon - The carbon dioxide emitted by making our products. This phase covers raw material, creation, growth and extraction through manufacture until a product is ready for sale. Also known as "cradle to gate", this is the most exciting phase for us because we can engineer our embodied carbon footprint to negative.

Our path to negative

Our path to carbon negative products is part of bringing Climate Take Back™ to life. Over the years, we’ve been committed to creating products with the lowest carbon footprints possible, helping us to achieve our mission and restore the health of the planet.

Read this article from The New York Times Magazine to learn more about our carbon negative journey.

Backings that give back

We are on a mission to lower the carbon footprint of your space.

Guided by materials science, we’ve added new thinking and innovative new materials to make backings with a much lower carbon footprint.

First, we added new bio-based materials, and more recycled content to our backings. Then, we measured how these materials influence the carbon footprint. These new materials, measured on a stand-alone basis, are net carbon negative – greatly reducing our carbon footprint.

Love Carbon.
Love Embodied Beauty.

When you choose Interface products, you’re choosing to help to build a healthier planet by lowering the carbon footprint of your space.

Our Embodied Beauty™ carpet collection launched in 2021 and is our first to offer carbon negative products for your space. Inspired by Japanese aesthetics to be in harmony with nature, it will offer a range of textures, patterns, and finishes that honor the integrity of materials, embracing the perfect imperfections of the world.


Stay informed about our carbon negative products

Our new carbon negative tile is the latest step powering us to a better world.

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Some of the statements above are forward-looking and subject to risks and uncertainties.