New Eco-Friendly Carpet Options

As the modern world continues to make progression, our environment is suffering worse than ever before. Many people have begun to take note of this environmental crisis and they’re looking for ways to help. From carpooling to using metal straws, there’s plenty of ways you can make eco-friendly choices. But did you know the carpet you choose can be one of those choices? Take a look at these new eco-friendly carpet options available before making your next home improvement decision!

Sustainable Materials

More and more brands have begun to sell carpeting made of sustainable materials that have little to no impact on our environment. Look for natural fibers with minimal chemical treating. Check out the backing of the carpet as well and purchase one that contains natural fibers with little to no adhesive used.

Carpet Padding

Most carpets contain padding to make it more comfortable in the home. If you want to make an eco-friendly decision, look into carpets that contains padding made from recycled materials. Traditional padding is made from petroleum, plastics, and other environmentally harmful ingredients. Some carpets even contain a light backing that eliminates the need for padding altogether. You may be able to salvage some of the old padding in your home and just replace the top layer of carpet for cosmetic purposes.

Eco-Friendly Installation

After you’ve chosen an eco-friendly carpet, you need to choose an eco-friendly installation method. Search for a contractor who will install the carpet using a tacking method rather than harmful glues. If you’d rather use glue, utilize a water-based glue with less of a mark on the environment. During the installation process, your contractor will have to dispose of your old carpeting, another process that tends to be wasteful and harmful to the environment. You should look for a flooring company that will help you recycle or donate your old carpet rather than sending it to the landfill.

Approximately 1.8 million tons of carpeting are sent to landfills each year, where they will remain for over 20,000 years. Just because you’re upgrading your home doesn’t mean you have to harm the environment! Another eco-friendly option is to purchase your new carpet in tiles rather than sheets. The small tiles will allow you to replace only small portions in the future, rather than an entire room. That means less waste and less new materials being used! Smaller tiles tend to be more compatible with the tacking method of installation as well.

Roy’s Carpet Cleaning: Your Trusted, neighborhood carpet cleaner

Carpets that use less than traditional materials in the name of eco-friendliness require specific style and type of cleaning. Roy’s carpet cleaning experts are trained in identifying a variety of carpet materials and providing the best cleaning option based on the scenario. If you have a carpet that needs to be professionally cleaned, call Roy’s Carpet Cleaning today for a free estimate!