by Green Building Supply's Joel Hirshberg February 4, 2021 Average reading time: 18 minutes
Healthy Building Network reveals 44 toxic chemicals
Many people complain about new carpet and carpet padding because both can create a strong odor that's objectionable, especially to the chemically sensitive. This smell can last for weeks or months after installation, and is usually due to the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as formaldehyde and other air pollutants that are used in the manufacturing process.
Other chemicals are often sprayed on the surface of a carpet before it's shipped to prevent moths and other bugs from eating the carpet.
by Green Building Supply's Joel Hirshberg
This article explores questions frequently asked about underlayment and provides links to the underlayment products we recommend.
With so many choices in floor covering, it's important to know how carpet cushion can help make your investment in carpet last longer and look better. Healthier Choice presents these carpet pad basics.
Wool is durable, resilient, affords comfort and safety — and it's a renewable resource! New Zealand wool is the purest, cleanest, whitest wool in the world. And the better the fiber, the better the carpet.
So whether you choose wool because it is ecological, beautiful or inherently superior to other fibers, it is the natural choice for carpets and rugs in your home or commercial environment. And it doesn't matter if you are on the French Rivièra or in the Alps, wool performs wonderfully in all climates!
A dropped cigarette. A tipped candle. A stray ember from the fireplace. Accidents happen. But better fiber means better carpet. And if it's wool, it's fire safe! What does that mean? Less chance of ignition, less likelihood of spreading, less smoke. So "fire safe" means peace of mind!
By their very nature, wool carpets and rugs are good for the indoor environment. That's because wool, unlike synthetic fibers, rapidly absorbs common contaminants in indoor air like formaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide.
Not only does wool keep the air free of many harmful pollutants, it will not re-emit them, even when heated. In fact, it has been estimated that wool carpets can continually purify indoor air for up to 30 years!
The kids...the dog...a clumsy party guest. As Wools of New Zealand points out, "Accidents happen. In fact, removal of spots and spills is one of the most crucial areas of carpet maintenance. When anything is dropped or spilled, quick response with the proper cleaning material can save the day...and your carpet!"
There are numerous cleaning products on the market for wool carpeting, but most are quite toxic. We have located a few good ones that work very well.
Wool carpet and rugs from the Wools of New Zealand Mill Partners make a statement about your sense of style and value. And whether you chose our carpet for its quality, durability or beauty, you can maintain its hard-wearing, long-lasting good looks by remembering to:
Below are some tips and tricks for carpet care.
Did you know that 71 million U.S. homeowners have dogs, with most owning two? Even more noteworthy is the fact that 50% of these pet owners consider their dogs to be family members, which means they spend time and money to make sure their pet is happy, healthy and comfortable.