Wool Carpets and Natural Carpeting
Non-Toxic Wool and Natural Fiber Carpets and Your Health
Wool carpets and natural fiber carpeting are great choices for you if you are concerned about your and you family’s health. That’s because cheap carpeting made from high Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) can produce high levels of indoor pollution.
We offer some of the very best organic, healthy wool and natural fiber carpets designed to reduce or eliminate VOCs and harsh off gassing of toxic chemicals.
Did You Know? Environmental Protection Agency studies have shown that indoor pollutant levels can be two to five times higher than they are outside.
To find the source of many of these pollutants, just glance down. Carpeting made from unhealthy chemicals is one of the main reasons why people with sensitive respiratory systems need to know to look for wool or other natural fiber carpets.
Toxic versus Non Toxic Carpets
Installation of new carpets and flooring with high VOCs can fill the air with hundreds of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including known and suspected carcinogens like formaldehyde and benzene. It can take years for these substances to dissipate. In addition, carpets are often treated with toxic chemicals for mothproofing or to repel soil and moisture. Carpeting is also notorious for trapping toxic lawn chemicals, VOCs, and allergens tracked in from outside.
The best choice for you and your family is a non toxic carpet made from wool or other natural fiber materials. We offer hundreds of styles, colors and textures of organic, healthy wool carpets and natural fiber carpeting designed to help keep you and your family healthy.
And an added bonus is our healthy carpets are designed to be easy to clean, easy to maintain, and importantly designed to wear very well over the years you own your home.
Wool Carpet and Natural Fiber Carpeting Materials
The materials that make up wool and natural fiber carpets are healthy and designed to look beautiful. They are also designed to last, many being equal to or even more durable than cheap, toxic carpets.
Here is a brief list of the wool and natural fiber carpet manufacturers we have available.
Please CONTACT US at 1-518-306-5196 to learn more about all of the many choices we have for you with wool and natural fiber carpeting!
Earthweave Wool Carpet
Made in the U.S. from English wool, Earthweave offers non-toxic carpets, area rugs and padding. The wool is untreated and undyed. The backing materials are made with hemp, cotton, jute and natural rubber.
This is a beautiful high quality floor option for both residential and light commercial applications. Earthweave does not rely on recycling petrochemical products, but rather in taking advantage of the ultimate manufacturer, Mother Nature and her renewable natural resources.
Their products use either raw natural colored wool or OrganoSoftColor™ dyes (organic). They apply absolutely no toxic stain or fire retardant treatments or mothproofing chemicals.
Godfrey Hirst Wool Carpets
Godfrey Hirst is an excellent and high-quality manufacturer of wool carpets and other natural fiber carpets and flooring. With over 150 years of manufacturing experience, Godfrey Hirst is a world-wide producer of high quality tufted wool carpets.
Based in Australia, the North American headquarters opened over ten years ago to provide the high quality wool carpet that Godfrey Hirst is renowned for to the U.S. and Canadian markets.
The headquarters for North America is located in Adairsville, Georgia. Godfrey Hirst is one of the largest wool manufacturers in the world, so it can provide an exceptional selection of value priced carpets.
Design Materials Incorporated (DMI)
DMI as they are known has been in business since 1979 producing excellent quality sisal and coir carpets and rugs. Located in Kansas City, Kansas, DMI provides some of the finest natural fiber carpets, rugs and flooring for home and commercial applications.
They provide a great selection of loop pile and woven textures that give endless possibilities for wall to wall carpeting and area rugs. Their Sisal and Seagrass natural fiber carpets have hygroscopic and anti-static qualities that make them some of the best in the marketplace.
Benefits of Wool and Wool Carpet
Wool is all Natural: Wool made from sheep is completely natural, especially if it is left untreated and in its more natural state (which is how most of our wool carpets are made). Wool is a natural material people have been using to make clothing for thousands of years.
Wool is Sustainable and Eco-Friendly: Wool carpets and other natural fiber flooring made from grass and sheep, who each year grow a new wool coat that is shorn for the wool we use. It does not harm the animal and it is 100 percent environmentally friendly.
Wool is a Renewable Resource: Wool is one of the best renewable resources because sheep can be shorn every nine to twelve months, for many years. England, New Zealand and U.S. sheep are renowned for producing the best carpet wools available.
Wool is Completely Biodegradable: Unlike many carpets made from toxic materials, wool is a resource that completely degrades back to the elements it is made from when it is eventually disposed of. Because wool carpets are biodegradable, you can feel good knowing that when the time comes to remodel you don’t have to worry about filling your local trash dump with toxic chemicals from your carpets.
Wool Carpet Naturally Resists Stains and Soiling: Wool overlaps in loops very much like shingles on a house roof. Because of this, wool carpets provide an excellent and all-natural way of resisting stains, soiling and grime.
Wool Carpets are Hypo-Allergenic: Wool is a natural fiber that is hypo-allergenic and fights off bacteria. This means wool is an excellent choice for anyone who has allergies, sensitivity to VOCs, asthma or other respiratory sensitivities.
Contact Us to Learn More About Wool Carpets and Natural Fiber Flooring
There are so many colors, textures and styles of natural fiber and wool materials for carpets, rugs and flooring that your possibilities are almost endless. Add in the ability to have a carpet that is durable AND healthy and the choice is clear. Wool carpets and natural fiber flooring are a must for anyone who wants a health, organic and non-toxic home.
Contact us at 1-518-306-5196 to learn about all the choices you have for wool carpets and natural fiber flooring.
PS – Too late to install all-natural wool carpeting? No problem. We also offer natural products to SEAL your existing toxic carpet. See our Carpet Sealers and Cleaners!
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Why Wool? Godfrey Hirst chose WOOL as its fiber of choice for the North American market. The wool fiber production process consists of the Natural Elements…Sun, Rain, Grass and Sheep. No artificial ingredients needed, no artificial ingredients added.