Did you know that your floors can affect your health? Probably not.
Buying eco-friendly “green” carpet not only benefits your health, but also the environment. We all rely on a healthy ecosystem, so why not start protecting it with your new flooring purchase?
If you have been looking to replace your old flooring, buying new carpet made out of safe materials is your best bet.
The production of eco-friendly carpeting is growing at a fast pace, giving you many different options to choose from. Along with the health benefits, these materials are durable, stylish and tend to cost less than your conventional flooring products.
Why Go with Green Carpet?
Many homeowners don’t know about the negatives that come with a quick and cheap carpet replacement. Some carpeting may be treated with toxic chemicals and take a while to dissipate. Nobody wants those chemicals floating around in their breathing space.
By installing a quality green carpet product in your home, all kinds of benefits can be gained including:
- Non-toxic Finishes – Many green carpet finishes can be applied to eco-friendly materials. They are typically made out of insoluble water and odor-resistant chemicals, making them safe for your family and for the environment.
- Natural and Recyclable Fiber – Green carpet fibers are recyclable and safe for the ecosystem. An estimate of 1.8 millions tons of carpet and rugs are dumped into landfills. Eco-friendly materials can reduce waste build-up and be repurposed.
- Healthy Carpet Padding – The padding provided with these carpet products comes from recycled material as well, making it more desirable among many people.
- Asthma and Allergy Improvement – Many people believe that carpet is bad for those with breathing issues. This is in fact a misperception as studies have shown the opposite. Combined with a proper cleaning, carpet can actually help reduce symptoms (see DAAB Study and the Airmid Healthcare of Ireland Study for more information).
Things to keep in mind
Finding the green carpet style that fits you best is just the first step. You’ll have to get it professionally installed for it to last.
Carpet can either be glued down or installed by tack strips. Tacking the carpeting removes any kind of chemicals that may come with the glue. Low-VOC glues are available as well if tacking is not suitable for your job. Just make sure to ask the installer you are working with if these glues are available.
If you have old carpeting that you need to get rid of, there are companies that can be found to recycle it for you. Be sure to explore this option to keep your old carpet out of the local landfills.
Don’t forget to have your carpet cleaned every twelve to eighteen months. Most manufacturers recommend a good cleaning from time to time to help it last longer and stay healthier.
Enhance your Way of Living with The Carpet Guys
Here at The Carpet Guys, we care about the environment and the health of the community. That is why we carry the best green carpet products on our shelves. You’ll be able to browse through a wide amount of beautiful carpet styles made from eco-friendly fibers such as PET Polyester.
For anyone considering green carpet products, book a free in-home estimate with us today. We guarantee you will love your new eco-friendly flooring for years to come.
Henry David Thoreau, an American author and philosopher once said, “What is the use of a house if you don’t have a decent planet to put it on?”
Let’s start making our homes and the environment better starting from the floors up.