Earth Weave Natural Fiber Non-Toxic Wool Carpet & Area Rugs

Bio-Floor™ Collection: Bio-degradable, Non-toxic Wool Carpeting & Area Rugs by Earth Weave Carpet Mills, Inc.

The carpet is in and it's absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you so much. Now I have a clear conscience and beauty... I knew it was possible! —J.H., Pennsylvania

This is a carpet unlike any other produced in North America. It is chemical-free, completely biodegradable, and the raw materials used in its production are 100% natural and renewable.

  • The face fiber of Earth Weave's Bio-Floor™ carpet and area rugs is 100% natural wool from the United Kingdom.
  • Unlike most commercially available wool carpeting, there are no pesticides or stain-proofing chemicals applied.
  • Only naturally pigmented wool fibers are used for coloration—no dyes or chemical bonding agents.
  • Natural hemp and cotton are used as the primary backing materials—no synthetics or polypropylene. The secondary backing is made from jute—a hardy, earth-friendly, fiber-producing plant.
  • The adhesive that Earth Weave uses to lock the wool yarns in place is 100% natural, bio-degradable rubber, grown in South America.
  • A 5-year warranty against manufacturing defects is included with the purchase of Bio-Floor carpet.

Benefits of Wool

Wool fibers are elastic, and when crushed or stretched, their resiliance enables them to spring back to their original shape, unlike synthetics that pill and wear in high-traffic areas and matte down beneath furniture. In addition, the scales on wool fibers hold onto dirt until it is vacuumed away, which helps the carpet stay cleaner. And wool fibers absorb airborne pollutants, so wool carpeting can actually help clean the air in your home!

These elements make Earth Weave's Bio-Floor™ beautiful, durable and comfortable, yet supportive of healthy indoor air quality and the environment. Bio-Floor™ is available as broadloom (wall-to-wall) carpeting and as area rugs. Earth Weave's Enertia™ wool fiber padding and 100% natural rubber rug grippers are available as non-toxic underlayment for your beautiful new carpet and rugs.

I've had Earth Weave wall-to-wall carpet in my house for the last 11 years. I love it. It looks like the day it was installed!
Christine G., Voorheesville, New York

Sustainability / Recycling / Composting

We chose to represent Earth Weave not only because their products are wonderful and healthy, but also because they are committed to 100% sustainable resource floor coverings. They do not manufacture from non-renewable resources, including the "recycled pop bottle" products gaining popularity today. For although these recycled products are marketed as environmentally friendly, virtually all consumer floor coverings end up in a landfill after use. Bio-Floor is 100% biodegradable, and unlike floor coverings made from petrochemical-based products like recycled plastic bottles, it can be composted at the end of its useful life and returned to the earth to feed plants and trees.

Please consider recycling your old synthetic carpet, or composting if it's made of a natural fiber. 3½ to 4 billion pounds of carpet is discarded every year, which accounts for 2% of all solid waste by volume. Two percent may not seem like a large amount, but since carpets are just one among many thousands of waste products that end up in landfills it represents a huge problem. Some recyclers accept used nylon carpeting; and depending on the fiber and condition some will pick-up and/or recycle it at no charge. Please see http://carpetrecovery.org/waste.php to find a recycler near you and/or try searching your local and state websites. To find a composter for your old natural fiber carpeting, see the national database of commercial composters at http://www.findacomposter.com.

Green Label Certification

You may have heard of Green Label and Green Label Plus certification. These programs were developed by the Carpet and Rug Institute, a carpet industry membership organization. While we applaud any effort to reduce toxic chemicals in carpets, we question the benefit of these certifications because most carpets qualify, even those made with petroleum-based materials which can emit harmful VOCs. The carpet and rugs we carry are made with 100% percent natural materials, so there is nothing to off-gas!

Why Natural Fiber Carpeting?

Asthma, allergies, multiple chemical sensitivites and environmental illness are on the rise, as people—both young and old—are exposed to low levels of toxic chemicals in their homes, schools, and work places. Health complaints associated with synthetic carpets (sick building syndrome) include serious neurolgical, central nervous system and respiratory problems.

Two pounds of styrene butadiene latex adhesive—a highly reactive compound—is applied to each square yard of most carpets. Other toxic chemicals found in conventional floor coverings include polypropylene, urethane, synthetic rubber, synthetic dyes, stain repellants, antistatic chemicals, antimicrobials, and pesticides. Most of these chemicals off-gas into the air. Avoiding these airborne toxins is important for everyone concerned with health, and especially families with children who crawl and play on the floor.

The Earth Weave Commitment

Earth Weave Carpet Mills, Inc. is in business to manufacture and promote renewable resource floor covering products for the 21st Century. Our commitment lies not in recycling petrochemical products, but rather in taking advantage of the ultimate manufacturer; Mother Nature, and her renewable natural resources.

Using Mother Nature's vast renewable resources, Earth Weave will manufacture innovative, high quality floor coverings for both residential and light commercial applications.

SEE EARTH WEAVE FAQ (frequently asked questions)

DOLOMITE

MCKINLEY

RAINIER

PYRENEES

Snowfield

Granite
Tussock

Ursus
Snowfield

Granite
Cottontail

Silver Birch
Tussock

Ursus
Honeysuckle

Dried Thistle
Snowfield

Granite
Tussock

Ursus
Wheat

Face Weight: 30 oz.
Thickness: 6/32 inch
Tufted textured loop
F/R (> 120 sq yd) =$49  SALE: $45.90
C/R (< 120 sq yd) = $53  SALE: $48.94
4X6 area rug = $275
6X9 area rug = $528
8X10 area rug = $741
10X12 area rug = $983

Face Weight: 44 oz.
Thickness: 12/32 inch
Tufted textured loop
F/R (> 120 sq yd) =$57  SALE: $53.33
C/R (< 120 sq yd) = $61  SALE: $56.70
4X6 area rug = $350
6X9 area rug = $591
8X10 area rug = $865
10X12 area rug = $1,133

Face Weight: 44 oz.
Thickness: 12/32 inch
Tufted random tip shear
F/R (> 120 sq yd) =$61  SALE: $57.04
C/R (< 120 sq yd) = $65   SALE: $60.08
4X6 area rug = $367
6X9 area rug = $608
8X10 area rug = $901
10X12 area rug = $1,284

Face Weight: 38 oz.
Thickness: 8/32 inch
Tufted textured loop
F/R (> 120 sq yd) = $55  SALE: $51.30
C/R (< 120 sq yd) = $58  SALE: $54.34
4X6 area rug = $333
6X9 area rug = $566
8X10 area rug = $826
10X12 area rug = $1,093

Buy Dolomite carpet & rugs

Buy McKinley carpet & rugs

Buy Rainier carpet & rugs

Buy Pyreness carpet & rugs

 


Wall-to-Wall carpet: FR (full roll) > 120 square yards; C/R (cut roll) < 120 square yards. Price shown is per square yard. Minimum cut = 12 square yards.
Custom size area rugs are available, contact us for a quote. Custom rugs take 3-4 weeks to complete. Rubber grippers for area rugs are shown below.
Shipments of carpet into California will be assessed 5 cents per square yard for Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) to fund efforts to encourage carpet recycling in the state. This small fee will be processed as an additional charge after purchase.

  • Click photos for larger images.
  • Actual color may be different than appears online.
  • Contact us for free sample swatches. No warranty is made as to individual reactions, physical or otherwise, regarding this carpet and its effects. As this is a natural product, we do not warrant for any smells or odors.
  • All carpets are tufted, textured loop pile, made in the USA of 100% undyed, untreated, chemical-free wool.
  • Shipping for one rug in the continental USA: 4X6 = $16, 6X9 = $41, 8X10 = $99. For a shipping quote to other areas, larger rugs, and wall-to-wall orders click the "buy" link, put the item(s) in your shopping cart, and fill out your destination info and we will reply with a shipping quote within one business day.
  • If you don't know your square yardage send us a floorplan with the dimensions of each room you want carpeted and we can provide a "ballpark" estimate. This service is provided for estimating purposes only. It is VERY important to have an installer measure prior to ordering to make sure he will commit to doing the job with the quantity you order.
  • To find a certified floor covering installer in your area, go to www.cfi-installers.org.
  • To make sure your installed carpet remains as pure as possible, ask your installer to use a low-VOC seam tape. One that we've found can be found here: http://www.premiertapeproducts.com/tapes.html (scroll down that page to a link to the MSDS)


100% Natural Wool Area Rugs

Earth Weave's wonderful wool carpeting is also available as area rugs. Enjoy all the beauty and benefits of 100% natural materials while providing warmth and comfort to your hard-surface floors. The same natural yarn that is used on the face of the carpet is used to serge the edges for a high end look. This edge finish is durable and more elegant that the binding procedures used by some rug makers. Rug sizes include:

  • 4X6
  • 6X9
  • 8X10
  • 10X12
  • Custom sizes are also available

I just wanted to let you know we LOVE the rug. It's absolutely beautiful. Much softer than I thought it would be, and very high quality. Thanks!
—Honor P., Michigan

See carpet photos above for styles, colors and prices. Click here for a photo of the serged rug edge. See below for Earth Weave's natural rubber grippers that provide the perfect non-toxic underlayment for these amazing rugs.

 


Enertia™ Carpet Padding

Earth Weave's Enertia™ 100% natural wool carpet padding is a blend of course, naturally pigmented wools, mechanically needled (not glued) into a cotton scrim.

It is free of dyes, glues, pesticides, adhesives and other chemicals. Color will vary from charcoal brown to tan, depending upon fiber availability, and some vegetable matter may be present. Average thickness is 7/16 inch. Average weight is 40 oz/sq. yd.

This 100% natural padding will remain cushy even under high traffic, and will provide many years of service before it needs to be replaced. When it does, we urge customers to recycle it to the garden where it will safely bio-degrade while serving as an effective weed barrier and mulch. Over a period of 2-3 seasons, the padding will completely disappear, adding nitrogen and other nutrients to the soil.

NOTE: Individuals who are sensitive to animal fibers should contact us for a sample before ordering.

$270 for a 25 square yard roll (6' X 37.5') less 25% with purchase of Earth Weave carpet = $202.50/roll or $8.10/sq yd) Buy Enertia padding This padding is also available in cut pieces with the purchase of an area rug; contact us with your size(s) for pricing.

I purchased a Crate & Barrel rug and several rugs from Pottery Barn. I returned them all due to the smell. At Crate & Barrel they told me that the odor was probably moth spray applied for the trip from Asia...it was awful. Pottery Barn told me that 5-10% of their rugs are returned because of off-gassing. So every time I see my new Earth Weave rug I smile because it looks so nice, feels so good, and doesn't smell! Kathleen R., California


100% Natural Rubber Rug Gripper

Enhance your area rug's comfort and performance with Earth Weave's durable, all natural rubber gripper. This 100% natural rubber pad will provide a safe, non-skid foundation for your area rugs.

Unlike synthetic rubber made from petroleum, natural rubber is an excellent environmental choice. It is a renewable resource, originating in South America from natural latex which is tapped from the Hevea Brasiliensis—commonly known as a rubber tree. There are no toxic substances or ozone-depleting agents used in manufacturing it, and rubber plantations help combat the greenhouse effect.

The pad will not stain any type of floor, and can be easily cut with scissors to custom-fit any size rug. Average thickness is 1/8 inch. Standard sizes range from 2X3 to 10X14, see below for gripper prices and shipping to the continental USA. Also available in custom sizes and by the roll. Contact us for custom sizes and shipping cost to other areas. NOTE: Individuals who are sensitive to natural rubber or latex should contact us for a sample before ordering.

size

price

shipping

size

price

shipping

 

2' x 3'

$15

$10

6' X 9'

$90

$14

 

2' x 8'

$35

$10

8' x 10'

$136

$20

 

3' x 5'

$35

$10

9' x 12'

$176

$25

 

4' x 6'

$45

$10

10' x 12'

$198

$25

 

5' x 8'

$69

$14

10' x 14'

$222

$30

 

 

35% OFF rubber grippers with
purchase of an area rug.

 


Contact us
for swatches and a quote on custom area rug sizes. For shipping costs not listed above, click the "buy" link, put the item(s) in your shopping cart, and fill out your destination info and we will reply with a quote within one business day.

See Earth Weave FAQ (frequently asked questions)

Cleaning Guidelines

As with all quality natural fiber carpets, vacuuming Earth Weave carpet and area rugs with a suction-only vacuum cleaner is recommended. Beater bar vacuum cleaners may damage the surface pile of this product. Proper vacuuming on a regular basis will improve performance, however Dyson vacuums are not recommended, as their suction is too great. Use only wool approved cleaners for removing stains. Do not vigorously rub the affected area; blot instead with a clean rag. If stain persists, contact a professional cleaner and be sure they use cleaning products designed for wool and natural fibers. Host carpet cleaning products are recommended by Earth Weave. Host makes do-it-yourself products, and also has a nationwide network of carpet cleaners who use their professional system.

Specifications and Warranty

Earth Weave carpeting meets or exceeds the Methenamine Pill Test flammability requirements for carpets and area rugs. Due to the natural fiber content, specifications are subject to nominal manufacturing variances. Supply or manufacturing changes may facilitate product changes without notice. Please contact Earth Weave Carpet Mills, Inc. to verify specifications. Yarn lot variances occur in natural fiber carpets; therefore, actual merchandise is not guaranteed to match samples. Natural fiber carpets vary in texture and color. Slight variances in texture and color are normal and do not constitute a manufacturing defect. This product carries a manufacturing defect warranty and is guaranteed to be free of manufacturing defects for a period of 5 years. Matting, crushing, soiling, staining or any other changes in appearance are not considered manufacturing defects and are excluded from this warranty. No warranty is made as to individual reactions, physical or otherwise, regarding this carpet and its effects. As this is a natural product, we do not warrant for any smells or odors. Individuals who are sensitive to animal fibers or the smell of wool, natural rubber, hemp, cotton or jute should contact us for a product sample before ordering.