Why Natural Fiber Carpeting?

Asthma, allergies, multiple chemical sensitivities 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 and carpets made with chemical adhesives include serious neurological, 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 repellents, 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.

For more information on the dangers of conventional, chemical-laden carpets, including wool and recycled carpets made with synthetic adhesives, see links below.

Natures Carpet non-toxic wool carpetingNature's Carpet "Dark Green" Chemical-free, Non-toxic Wool Carpet & Custom Area Rugs

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.

Natures Carpet natural wool area rug100% Wool Area Rugs

Nature's Carpet 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. Ordering more than one smaller rug at a time would be more economical than if purchased separately. Nature's Carpet rugs are available with cloth binding or serged edges (see serged edge photo at right). Production time is usually about two weeks for rugs.

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.

Aberdeen wool carpetWhen 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?

The carpet has arrived and is installed! I am so happy...it's very bright and beautiful and looks amazing! I couldn't be happier! Thank you for all your help and for allowing me a normal home in the midst of my chemical sensitivity!!!

—Kathy R., St Charles, IL

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.

EVEREST

ELEMENT

ABERDEEN

Aberdeen natural chemical-free wool carpet BILBAO

Aberdeen natural chemical-free wool carpet SAN SEBASTIAN

Snow Cap

Mountain Mist
Mountain Mist Everest

Twilight

Sandy Shore


Saratoga
Saratoga

Monterey
Monterey

Torrence
Torrence

Salinas
Salinas

 

Arbroath
Arbroath by Nature's Carpet

Montrose
Montrose by Nature's Carpet

Stonehaven
Stonehaven Aberdeen Carpet by Nature's Carpet

Avena
Natures Carpet Bilbao Avena natural wool carpet

Bosque
Natures Carpet Bilbao Bosque natural wool carpet

 

Piedra
Natures Carpet Bilbao Piedra

Ligero
Natures Carpet San Sebastian Ligero natural wool carpet

Playa
Natures Carpet San Sebastian Playa carpet

 

Grava
Natures Carpet San Sebastian Grava carpet

Width: 13' 2"
Weight: 37 oz.
Thickness: 3/8"
Style: Berber Loop Pile
Fiber: 100% Natural Wool (from Europe and New Zealand)
Primary Backing: Jute & Cotton
Secondary Backing: Jute
Full roll (> 125 sq yd) = $64.75 /sq yd
Cut roll (< 125 sq yd) = $67.45 /sq yd
Manufactured in Holland.

Width: 13' 2"
Weight: 45 oz.
Thickness: 3/8"
Style: Tip-Shear
Fiber: 100% Natural Wool (from Europe and New Zealand)
Primary backing: Woven Polypropylene (about 2% by weight)
Secondary backing: Jute
Full roll (> 125 sq yd) = $70.15 /sq yd
Cut roll (< 125 sq yd) = $72.85 /sq yd
Manufactured in Holland.
Width: 13' 2"
Weight: 32 oz.
Thickness: 5/16"
Style: Level Loop
Fiber: 100% Natural Wool (from Europe and New Zealand)
Primary backing: Woven Polypropylene (about 2% by weight)
Secondary backing: Jute
Full roll (> 125 sq yd) = $51.25 /sq yd
Cut roll (< 125 sq yd) = $53.95 /sq yd
Manufactured in Holland.
Width: 13' 2"
Weight: 22 oz.
Thickness: 1/4"
Style: Patterned Loop
Fiber: 100% Natural Wool (from Europe and New Zealand)
Primary backing: Woven Polypropylene (about 2% by weight)
Secondary backing: Jute
Full roll (> 125 sq yd) = $45.85 /sq yd
Cut roll (< 125 sq yd) = $48.55 /sq yd
Manufactured in Holland.
Width: 13' 2"
Weight: 22 oz.
Thickness: 1/4"
Style: Level Loop
Fiber: 100% Natural Wool (from Europe and New Zealand)
Primary backing: Woven Polypropylene (about 2% by weight)
Secondary backing: Jute
Full roll (> 125 sq yd) = $45.85 /sq yd
Cut roll (< 125 sq yd) = $48.55 /sq yd
Manufactured in Holland.

buy Everest

buy Element buy Aberdeen buy Bilbao buy San Sebastian

To calculate the price per square foot, divide the costs shown above by nine. Area rugs are also available, contact us for a quote.

NATURE'S FELT 100% WOOL PADDING

 


Nature's Felt wool non-toxic carpet padding

 


Nature's Carpet's, chemical-free, non-toxic, 100% natural wool carpet pairs nicely with their Nature's Felt 100% wool padding. When installing this carpet over Nature's Felt you can take comfort in knowing that all components are chemical-free and all natural.

   
Width: 4' 6"
Weight: 30 oz.
Thickness: 9.5mm (approx. 3/8")
Fiber: 100% wool
Roll Length: 41'
One roll (20.5 sq yd) = $270.00 (only sold by the roll)
10% OFF with the purchase of Nature's Carpet = $243
Manufactured in the United Kingdom.

 

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Samples

Contact us to receive swatches at no charge.

Shipping

Shipping of Nature's Carpet to a commercial location is usually charged at $1.00 per square yard for orders of at least 25 square yards of carpet, with a minimum shipping charge of $80. Residential delivery is $100 higher. Note that most carpet installers have access to a commercial location to which we can ship your carpet...this saves you money and is easier and more convenient for you. If you are ordering less than 25 sq. yd. carpet or padding without carpet we will need to get a shipping quote. To purchase and/or get a shipping quote, click the "buy" link above, put the quantity you need in your shopping cart, fill out your destination info and submit the form. We will reply with a link to view the shipping cost and complete the purchase. Note that clearance items and padding purchased without carpet do not qualify for the minimum shipping charge; we will need to get a shipping quote from the factory. Shipping for rugs is will be provided at the time the rug cost is quoted; contact us for rug and shipping costs.

Installation

To find a certified floor covering installer in your area, go to www.cfi-installers.org. Other good referral sources are the Better Business Bureau, Angie's List and Yelp; as well as local home builders, architects and remodeling contractors. 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 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 the page to a link to the MSDS).

Cleaning Guidelines

Please see Nature’s Carpet Care & Maintenance Guide for information and guidelines on caring for your wool carpet.

Warranty

Lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects and 10-year limited abrasive wear warranty. See warranty conditions and details.

Certifications

  • CRI Green Label Plus
    The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) provides the CRI Green Label Plus designation to carpet products that pass stringent tests of chemical emissions. The designation is intended to provide comfort to architects, builders, specifiers and facility mangers who want assurances that carpet and adhesive products meet the most stringent criteria for low chemical emissions. All of the Nature's Carpet products have received this designation.
  • LEED
    The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages adoption of sustainable green building and development practices. Points are awarded based on the characteristics of a building project, and a certification provided based on points achieved. Nature's Carpet facilitates the earning of points in the "materials selection" category, as a result of its sustainable and biodegradable features.
  • ISO
    ISO is the International Organization for Standardization, and certifies manufacturing facilities as being robust in many categories, primarily quality of production. The primary manufacturing facility for Dark Green carpets is ISO 9001 certified.

More Nature's Carpet Information

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