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What Makes a Carpet Environmentally Friendly?

What Makes a Carpet Environmentally Friendly?

In January, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that Earth’s surface temperatures in 2015 were the hottest they had been since record keeping began in 1880. In recent years environmental concerns have become more pressing than ever, and it seems everyone is pitching in to do their part for the planet, including carpet manufacturers. There are more environmentally-friendly carpet options on the market than ever, but they don’t all take the same approach to going green. Let’s take a look at your choices.

DuPont Sorona

This product is a biopolymer which contains 37 percent renewable, plant-based ingredients. This significantly reduces the amount of fossil fuels required to produce the polymers in carpet strands. It also produces 63 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions and takes 30 percent less energy to produce than conventional nylon carpet strands. You can find this plant-based polymer in Mohawk’s Smart Strand carpet.

PET Polyester  

Rather than plant matter, PET Polyester is made of recycled plastics! AS many as 10 billion plastic bottles are recycled each year to make this comfortable, durable carpeting material. Not only is it environmentally friendly, PET is also more stain and abrasion resistant than conventional polyester. PET is probably the most widespread eco-friendly carpeting material on the market. Shaw uses PET polyester in their line of Eco-Smart carpeting.

Want to learn more about how to make the flooring in your home more environmentally friendly? Give us a call today to speak with the experts at Carpet Closeouts.

Why SmartStrand Silk from Mohawk is #1

Think back to when you were growing up. Do you remember sitting on your parents or grandparents floors? Whether it was while you were playing a board game, listening to the radio, or watching your favorite show on TV, you’ll never forget that carpet.  There are three distinct memories that come to our mind when thinking… Continue Reading

Five Signs Your Carpet is a Goner [Video] [GIFS]

  So, you love your carpet; it’s beautiful, it goes well with your decor. Maybe it’s sentimental, or maybe it “just really ties your room together“.   And maybe your friends even agree with you… Or maybe they don’t and they suggest you replace your carpet…   We get it, it’s hard to part with… Continue Reading

Matching Your New Carpet to Your Walls & Furniture

  Since a SmartStrand carpet is essentially irreplaceable, you’ll want to consider the color you choose carefully. How will it look with your walls, and what furniture should you buy?   Eclectic, contemporary, and rustic decorating schemes all call for coordinating elements. It doesn’t always mean they have to be the same color, it just… Continue Reading

How To Remove Play Dough, Glue, or Paint from Carpets

  Stain resistant carpets are outrageously hard to mar (just check out our post on the SmartStrand challenge), but they are not completely impenetrable from some abrasive solutions or things like play dough, or glue, which is inevitable if you reside with young children.   When something like this happens, it doesn’t mean your carpet… Continue Reading

Read This Before Choosing Hardwood Flooring Over a SmartStrand Carpet

If you’re remodeling a room, or even building a custom home, you obviously have a lot of choices to make and setbacks to consider. Your largest decision, perhaps, is deciding whether you want carpet or hardwood flooring throughout your home. Most of the time, and we’re not being biased, carpets are the better choice. However,… Continue Reading

Five Reasons to Switch to a SmartStrand Carpet

  Your carpet is basically your teenage daughter; it is constantly the center of attention, and its appearance reflects back on you and the way you live. This means routine cleaning and consistent upkeep are essential to the carpet’s life and subsequently, the room’s aesthetics. Make your life a bit easier by replacing your carpet… Continue Reading