You’ve decided to shop for new carpet. You’re looking for just the right color and just the right look and feel.
But are you also considering problems like off-gassing, dust-retention and toxins used in manufacturing?
If not, you should.
Both the government and the carpet industry have been taking a closer look at the environmental effects of carpeting. As a result, we now know that “green” carpet products, like natural fiber rugs and wool, are the best choices if you want a healthy home.
Synthetic carpets contain dozens of chemicals and gasses, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other toxins. VOCs and other toxins in synthetic rugs can cause indoor air-quality problems, triggering reactions in many people, especially when carpets “off-gas” following installation.
Heavy offgassing occurs when a synthetic carpet is unrolled in your home. It releases VOCS and other potential toxins into the air almost immediately, and for as long as 72 hours. Then offgassing can continue for months as VOCs and toxins slowly release from the carpet.
Particularly if you have children in your home, you want to avoid this potential hazard.
And you easily can by making your next rug purchase a natural fiber rud purchase. You’ve got a wealth of natural alternatives to choose from, wool, seagrass, sisal and bamboo among them, that are beautiful, “green” alternatives to traditional synthetic rugs.
Check out our selection today by visiting our website. www.naturalarearugs.com