We don’t sell many products other than those related to tile. However we are proud to offer Earth Weave Carpet for a few important reasons. When we did a search for carpet for in the past that is not laden with chemicals, many hours of research led us to Earth Weave carpet as the clear option. Earth Weave is 100% free of chemicals. Even the backing and padding have no chemicals. All products are made from undyed, untreated wool on the face, with hemp, cotton, jute, and natural rubber as the backing material. They also offer a carpet padding which is 100% untreated wool. Their carpet requires less frequent replacement than synthetic carpet, resulting in less waste, and a lowering of long-term costs. Having a useful life of 20-25 years reduces the cost per year, as well as the material’s impact on the environment, by way of a delayed trip to the landfill relative to synthetic carpet (replaced every 7 years on average).
There might be other carpet companies that claim to sell “all-natural” carpet (which doesn’t mean much) but they likely are treated with any number of chemicals. If the face of the carpet happens to not be treated, almost surely the backing is synthetic or treated polypropylene.
Benefits of 100% untreated wool carpet:
There are zero VOCs; no formaldehyde, insect repellents, mildewcides, fungicides, toxic dyes or PBDEs (flame retardants);
Wool is naturally fire-resistant; It resists fire naturally without chemicals
It is a thermal and acoustical insulator; it absorbs sound and naturally insulates
Outlasts and outperforms nylon, polypropylene and olefin
Completely renewable resource and 100% biodegradable
For more details, check out Earth Weave’s website here or click below.