Product Sustainability


Milliken uses Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodologies, including BRE Environmental Profiles and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), to design products that minimise their environmental impact. Our product development process is focused on designing innovative products that are not only greener but also improve workplace productivity by making the workplace healthier and safer. ​

By understanding the Life Cycle impact of our products, we are able to develop collections that  not only minimise waste in usage but also maximise their useful life.

View a summary of our products' environmental credentials here​.





To reduce our environmental impact, wherever possible, we develop products using locally sourced raw materials with recycled content. To achieve the greatest environmental benefit, we have used LCA methodologies to prioritise the use of recycled materials to substitute oil based components.

Recycled yarns

Milliken now offers a market-leading range of over 500 design and colour options using Econyl® 100% regenerated nylon, featuring 50% post-industrial and 50% post-consumer recycled content.

Find out more about Econyl® here​.

Collections featuring Econyl include

Clerkenwell, Consequence 2.0, Dissident 2.0, Glazed Clay, Light Trails, Naturally Drawn, Out of the Shadows and Urban Collective.

Recycled backing materials

Comfort Plus®, Milliken’s innovative cushion backing, includes 90% recycled polyurethane, providing a light weight backing solution that is not only environmentally sound but also enhances performance in use.





Omni is a patented design concept that allows  Milliken modular carpet patterns to be totally non directional and therefore installed completely randomly on the floor. This reduces installation waste as no pattern matching is required. A typical modular carpet installation averages 4% wastage and a typical broadloom installation averages 10% wastage. With Omni, wastage is estimated at less than 1%. Also, with no directional arrows to follow, Omni carpet is quicker and easier to install, saving installation time and cost. ​​


TractionBack® adhesive-free installation

TractionBack not only reduces the raw materials used during installation, it also reduces installation time and cost. Indoor Air Quality is also improved through the elimination of VOCs associated with adhesive.


Optimising face-weight for performance

Milliken ensures that products are not wastefully over-engineered and are designed with the optimum face weight for their budgetary and performance requirement. ​​​




Comfort Plus® cushion backing

Comfort Plus protects the face of the carpet from the effects of traffic and wear and in doing so can extend the life of the carpet by up to 40%. This allows Millike​n to offer carpet collections with impressive 12 and 15 Year Wear Guarantees.

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Protective Flooring Solutions

Carpet is one of the most abused elements of a building and studies show 90% of dirt can be kept  off the flooring with effective entrance matting systems. Milliken offers a highly effective system of modular matting solutions designed to provide a primary barrier for dirt entering a building. Not only does this keep the carpet clean, it increases its longevity and improves indoor air quality.​ ​​​​​​