All About Eco-Friendly Carpeting

Eco-friendly carpeting is not only better for the environment but it could also improve your health. With all the environmentally conscious products on the market, having your home built and decorated with green materials is more common than ever before.

Green flooring products are more sustainable and eco-friendly. They are made from recycled content and leave a smaller carbon footprint than non-eco-friendly products. Green flooring options can include:

  • Cork
  • Bamboo
  • Stone
  • Hardwood
  • Linoleum
  • Ceramic Tile

Green carpeting utilizes the 3 R’s – Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Carpet is now being recycled to make new carpet or even recycled into other products including shingles, auto parts, and railroad ties. Some of the factors that go into determining if carpet is green include:

  • Carpet Fibers
  • Dye
  • Toxic Content
  • Recycled Content
  • VOC Emissions

In addition to being better for the environment, eco-friendly carpet is safer for your family’s health. That new carpet smell may be somewhat appealing, but it can actually be dangerous because it contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs). When inhaled, that new carpet can have a negative impact on health with symptoms including:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Fatigue
  • And More

In order to reduce the likelihood of these symptoms, using a low VOC or eco-friendly carpet can promote a healthier living environment. To make sure your carpet is eco-friendly, look for the CRI icon on the carpet’s label which indicates that it passed testing for low emissions. Ask your carpet installer to air it out before putting it in your home, and if the carpet needs to be glued down, have low-emitting and nonsolvent adhesives used.

If you are interested in green carpeting or other eco-friendly flooring solutions in Palm Springs, California, give Carpet Empire Plus a call today at 760-324-9797.

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