Tufting - Our tufting facility is a made-to-order mill with 31 tufting machines in constant production. The utilization of four tufting technologies called Super Tufter, Accuweave, Stratatec and Full Repeat Single End, along with a strategic production schedule, enables us to produce approximately 40,000 square yards of tufted material every day. Each tufting technology serves a specific purpose in providing the flexibility to broaden style selections while allowing us to offer our customers limitless opportunity for customization of colors and patterns.
Yarn & Dye - The decision to run our own dye facility was a strategic one. We prefer to control the process. Having our very own in-house yarn and dye facility allows us to offer our customers faster lead times, superior quality, greater design flexibility and a further commitment to environmental accountability.
Environmental Center - Since its inception in 1994, the Environmental Center at Tandus Centiva has seen many firsts. We were the first to reclaim and recycle soft surface flooring from the waste stream and the first to third-party certify a recycled content product. We were the first third-party certified closed-loop reclamation and recycling facility in the soft surface flooring industry. We invented the process to recycle postconsumer soft surface flooring into our backings. After 20 years, Tandus Centiva is still the only company to offer 100% recycled content as the standard backing for modular tile. Each day, we recycle approximately 90,000 pounds of flooring, totaling more than 260 million pounds to date. It’s a quantity we are proud of, but like everything else we do, we’re tireless in our quest to improve it.
Finishing - Design. Innovation. Sustainability. It all comes together at the finishing plant. Here, we manufacture seven construction options: Conserv ®, ER3 ®, ethos ® Modular, Flex-Aire ®, Powerbond ® Cushion, ethos ® Powerbond ® and Medfloor ®. The process is completed by fusing the tufted blankets to the specified backing construction. We have been pioneers in the industry with many of our backing constructions. We offered the first 100% recycled content backing that is also 100% recyclable and the first third-party certified recycled content backing. We were also the first to offer two recycled content construction options, with no up-charge: one from postconsumer carpet and one from windshield safety film. Our Powerbond Cushion backing is the first and only to eliminate concrete subfloor moisture testing requirements and is the only recipient of the Antron Sustainable Flooring Award. It feels good to lead the way on so many backing fronts. But it feels even better to produce these constructions while emitting zero manufacturing waste.
Extrusion - Located in Calhoun, GA, our Tandus Centiva extrusion plant is where Dynex is manufactured. Dynex is a nylon 6 solution dyed fiber for which we currently have 122 individual colors.