SATCoL partners with Shaw for carpet tile reuse network

Shaw Europe has become the official Salvation Army Trading Company (SATCoL) Flooring Partner, creating what is said to be the UK’s largest carpet tile reuse network.

SATCoL has over 40 donation centres stores across the country. As part of an agreed process, once removed from buildings, used carpet tiles can be transported to SATCoL donation centres to be sorted, graded and made available to housing associations, local authorities and for vulnerable people, ensures the flooring is diverted away from disposal.


According to charity Furniture Poverty, there are over 1.2 million people without a floor covering in their home in the UK.

Salvation Army Trading Company raises money for charity through nationwide reuse and repurposing schemes. In the last 10 years alone, SATCoL is said to have donated over £80 million to The Salvation Army.

Shaw Europe manufactures sustainable carpet tiles in Sanquhar, Scotland and distributes flooring products throughout the UK, Continental Europe and the Middle East. The Shaw product portfolio includes products that can be returned for free in the UK and recycled at the end of their life back into carpet tile. The Shaw and SATCoL partnership will now offer a route for carpet tiles that can be reused.

This new service will be offered as an expansion of the Shaw re[TURN] scheme for flooring.

‘Significant step towards sustainability’

David Smith, managing director of Shaw Europe, said: “Over the years we have attempted to find a solution to ensure used carpet tiles avoid landfill and can be reused where they are needed the most. With over 40 large donation centres in the UK, there is a SATCoL outlet within in an hour of most buildings in the UK. This makes the used carpet tiles readily accessible and available for reuse. This partnership is a significant step forward to create a sustainable solution for end-of-life flooring.”

Richard Shea, service development manager from SATCoL, said: “It is exciting to see this initiative come to fruition, and with passionate partnerships like this, we can help more people across the UK access affordable flooring, allowing them to transform where they live into a warm and comfortable home. It’s a great way to help protect the planet and repurpose material that would traditionally be classed as waste.”

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