Van Dyks rolls out free carpet project
Families in need of flooring are in for a cosy hand-up.
Van Dyks Flooring Extra Putaruru is giving away 25,000 square metres of carpet as a result of a five-month flooring project the company is completing in Auckland.
The aim is to recycle 90 per cent of the refurbished flooring to community groups, individuals and families in need of it.
There are 20 storeys of used carpet tiles and roll carpet lengths that need rehousing.
It has already donated more than 13,000 carpet tiles to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore outlet in Hamilton.
The non-profit organisation builds and repairs simple homes on an affordable basis for families in housing need.
The donation, a hefty 13,000 kilograms, will be sold to earn vital income for future building projects.
Regional reStore manager Paul Cardwell can’t thank Van Dyks enough.
‘‘We’re very grateful for the generosity from Van Dyks and we look forward to working with them in the future.
Van Dyks administrator Raewyn Singleton said it was an opportunity they couldn’t pass up.
She said the Timber Museum has taken 800 tiles as well. ‘‘It is great for us to see locals taking the carpet.’’
But the stack to give away has only been dented slightly.
‘‘ It’s a huge project, we didn’t realise how big it would be.
‘‘We want to see the greater community benefit from it.’’
Some of the carpet, which is all commercial quality, is near new.
People interested in picking some up need to email Van Dyks their name and intended use so the company can keep a paper trail of where it all goes.
Cosy hand-up: Klaas de Vries is looking forward to loading trailers and trucks up with free carpet being stored at Van Dyks Flooring Xtra in Putaruru.