100% Wool Carpet, 100% Natural Backing
Nature's Carpet's "Dark Green" carpet line is chemical-free and made from renewable resources. The face fibers are 100% undyed wool from New Zealand or Great Britain, and this non-toxic carpet features an all-natural jute backing and natural rubber adhesive system. It is one of the most environmentally friendly and healthy flooring products available today. Ongoing research and product development efforts enable Nature's Carpet to offer an ever-greater selection of natural floor coverings. They continually seek to understand their customers' needs and integrate them into their product development process. They have tailored their product line to accommodate the consumer who wishes to make a flooring purchase that minimizes environmental impact without sacrificing quality and style.
AREA RUGS...Nature's Carpet custom area rugs are now available! Contact us with your dimensions and we will reply with a quote. Please be aware that Nature's Carpet charges for the full width of the carpet roll, so larger rugs (up to 13'2") will be a better value than smaller ones. Available with cloth binding or serged edges.
For information on the dangers of conventional, chemical-laden carpets, including wool and recycled carpets made with synthetic adhesives, see links below.
Sustainability / Recycling / Composting
Nature's Carpet takes a proactive approach to environmental issues. Their carpets are derived from fully renewable resources, and can be absorbed back into the earth once their life as flooring is completed. Conventional carpets may be made with a small percentage of recycled content, with the remainder being synthetic materials treated with chemicals which do not biodegrade. Nature's Carpet comes from and can be returned to the earth.
When you replace your old synthetic carpet please consider recycling; 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 of 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.
Why Wool Carpet?
Wool is a rapidly renewable resource. Once a wool carpet's long-life expires, the product will biodegrade and add nitrogen to the soil. Also, it takes considerably less energy to produce wool flooring than it does to produce bamboo or many other synthetic products. Wool is also soft on the feet, quiet, easy to clean and durable. Most wool carpets will last 20-30 years. Nylon carpet is typically replaced in 5-7 years due to staining and wear in traffic areas. Note that most wool carpet is made with toxic chemical adhesives, synthetic backing and pesticides. Nature's Carpet and Earth Weave are the only carpets we have found that are truly non-toxic.