Free Event

At Greenstream Flooring CIC as part of our commitment to supporting our local community, we regularly hold Community Donation Days where we give away carpet tiles that still have some life left in them. We supply these to members of the community who may be living with bare concrete floors and need a soft flooring and to support anyone in need who is not able to purchase or obtain flooring for either their home or a community project.

The carpet tiles are used and will show signs of wear but have been sorted and graded by our staff prior to distribution. 

This carpet originates from our partners where we work with them on a Take Back scheme to ensure that as much unused carpet is recycled and reused as possible. This alleviates the need for the carpet tiles to go to landfill and in turn lowers the carbon footprint and creates a sustainable environment.

Quite often carpet is no longer required, for example, when offices are refurbished, but yet there is still lots of life left in most of the unwanted supply.


NEXT DATES:

Our Free Events will be held on the last Friday of each month.  Upcoming dates are:

Friday 28th January 2022 10am - 3pm

Friday 25th February 2022 10am - 3pm

Friday 25th March 2022 10am - 3pm.


 

If you would like any further information, please get in touch.

 

FAQ

Are they really free?

Yes, they really are, there is no catch! We give away used carpet tiles for free to help those in need of flooring.

What colour are they?

We have many different colours, patterns and designs available. Often, we don’t know until the day before our event exactly what we will be giving away. Most of our carpet tiles are greys, beiges and blues though. We will try to share as much information as we have on Facebook and Twitter, so please follow us on these channels to keep up to date with our news.

How many can I have?

To support as many households as we can, we limit the amount of carpet tiles to 60m2 per household. If you are a community organisation, please contact us separately to discuss your requirements.

Do you deliver?

Sorry, we are unable to provide delivery. Free carpet tiles are only available to collect. To find out where we are located, please take a look at our map.

Can I reserve carpet tiles?

Sorry, we are unable to reserve carpet tiles.

Are they clean?

All the carpet tiles we give away are used and will show signs of wear. This can include marks, indents, and possible staining. They will need at least a vacuum and maybe a clean.

Who can have free tiles?

Anybody can have free tiles.

Can you help me measure how many tiles I need?

Yes, we can. Our measuring guide can be found here.

How heavy are the tiles, and can someone help me load my car?

The tiles weigh approximately one kilo each.  When collecting 20m2 for example the total weight will be approximately 80 kilos.  We are more than happy to help you load your car. Please make sure you allow enough space in your boot and check any weight limits your vehicle might have.

Do I need to book a slot, or do I just turn up on the day?

No, you do not need to book a time slot, just turn up between 10am and 3pm on the day of the event. You may have to wait while our staff help other customers.

Can you give me some guidance on what I need to do prior to arriving at your warehouse?

A few useful tips:

  • Measure the area that you want to fit your carpet tiles
  • Think about what colour or pattern would fit with your décor
  • Check the date and time of the event
  • Check out where we are located using our map
  • Ensure you have enough room in your car to fit the tiles
  • Look up some information on how to fit tiles.

 

Would you like to help us please?

We are a social enterprise and set up as a community interest company, therefore our profits are reinvested for the purpose of maximising community benefit.  

By supporting us you are not only championing a local not-for-profit organisation but enable us to create local jobs, provide flooring to those in need and save carpet from landfill which in turn helps our planet.

You can help us in several ways:

  • Follow us and share our news through our social media pages
  • Telling your friends and family about what we do
  • If you attend one of our free events, please do share with us some photographs of your carpet tiles in situ – this really helps us demonstrate to our supporters and partners what we do and provides valuable proof of our social impact
  • Share your positive experience on Facebook and Trustpilot to help our reviews.

If you have any questions about our Community Donation Days, please get in touch by email or call us on 01443 683123. We also have a chat facility on our website.