Today I worked with a customer in the showroom. She came to look for carpet for their living room, hall and steps. Vicky asked for healthy carpet without “toxic fumes”. We spend approximately 90 percent of our time indoors; indoor air quality is a very important environmental consideration. So many products in our home, office or school are emit chemicals we don’t see, it’s important that we know our options to prevent this.
Natural wool carpet
First I showed her my carpets by Earthweave and Nature’s carpet. These are constructed of undyed natural wool, with a natural jute backing and adhered with glue from rubber tree. These mills are committed to offering the healthiest carpet choices with 100% all natural wool and zero chemicals.
Many mills such Earthweave, Nature’s carpet and Couristan are committed to doing their part to bring eco-friendly, safe and healthy carpet for indoor air quality and no harm to our environment.
Nylon carpet with lowest VOC
She also wanted to know what nylons emitted lowest VOC ( Volatile organic compounds) I introduced her to nylon carpets certified with CRI Plus Green label. CRI Plus green label is an enhanced certification program set with the highest standards for industry to ensure that customers are purchasing the very lowest emitting products on the market. Look for the CRI Green Label Plus logo as proof that the product has been tested and certified by an independent laboratory and has met stringent criteria for low emissions. For more about CRI Plus info https://www.carpet-rug.org/green-label-plus.html
It important to learn your options and make safe educated decisions.
I personally do my best to make the healthiest choices in my environment. I also I shop for organic unprocessed foods and in the summer I eat from my own organic garden.
Every step we take to make clean eco friendly choices is a step in the right direction.