Which carpet is more ECO friendly?

When shopping for green carpet, there are a number of factors you should consider.

  • What is the carpet made from?
  • Does it contain any toxic chemicals or volatile organic compounds (VOC)?
  • Was it responsibly manufactured?
  • Is it recyclable?

Carpet is cozy, soft underfoot and sound-absorbing, making it a popular choice for flooring in many homes. Unfortunately, it also tends to be hard on the environment and on indoor air quality, off-gassing volatile organic compounds and toxic chemicals. Buying eco-friendly carpet is an easy solution that allows you to retain all the benefits of carpeting without the drawbacks. 

Types of Eco-friendly Carpeting

Eco-friendly carpet comes in virtually all varieties, from area rugs and wall-to-wall installations to customizable carpet tiles. Carpet made from natural, renewable fibers tend to be the most environmentally friendly and include:

  • Sisal
  • Sea Grass
  • Coir
  • Organic Cotton
  • Jute
  • Organic Wool
  • Bamboo

The materials used to create these carpets are biodegradable and don't require a lot of fertilizer and pesticides to produce. 

Recycled carpets are another eco-friendly option. Rather than making carpet from petroleum and other fossil fuels, some carpet manufacturers use both the pre-
and post-consumer plastics like polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, or industrial scraps. PET carpet, is made from 100 percent recycled plastic beverage bottles and can be down-cycled into insulation or furniture stuffing when it wears out.

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