Reusing Carpet at the End of Its Life

By |2021-05-25T13:26:04+00:00December 9, 2009|Sustainable Carpets|

The subject of sustainable flooring is a wide and varied one and there are a number of aspects that need to be looked at when comparing the sustainability of different products. When it comes to carpet the usual approach is to look at the sustainability of the raw materials and [...]

The Retailer’s Role in Sustainable Carpet

By |2021-05-25T13:26:04+00:00August 5, 2009|Sustainable Carpets|

With the vast majority of carpet waste, whether it's new cut-offs or worn out carpet, ending up in landfill it's no surprise that in these increasingly eco-aware times the UK government is considering turning its attention to the carpet and flooring sector to improve reuse and recycling. Carpet and Landfill [...]

Eco Friendly Underlay Options

By |2021-05-25T13:26:04+00:00August 4, 2009|Sustainable Carpets|

Underlay is as important as the flooring that goes over it, providing insulation from noise and preventing heat from escaping. Modern foam backed carpets are often laid without underlay but there's nothing to stop consumers putting underlay down as well to increase the amount of insulation. Traditional Underlay Old-style underlay [...]

How One Company is Remanufacturing Carpet

By |2021-05-25T13:26:04+00:00April 6, 2009|Sustainable Carpets|

We hear a lot about using sustainable principles throughout the whole life cycle of a product, the so-called 'cradle to grave' approach. Carpet is no exception to this approach, or at least the need for it. Many carpet firms are publicising their environmental credentials but one firm in particular have [...]

Natural Vs. Synthetic

By |2021-05-25T13:26:06+00:00January 31, 2008|Sustainable Carpets|

While we all know that we should make the environmentally-responsible choice, sometimes this can be difficult due to practical and financial constraints. There are also some who may wonder if choosing natural, sustainable products really IS a better option in real, practical terms – as opposed to just to joining [...]

Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Carpets

By |2021-05-25T13:26:07+00:00January 25, 2008|Sustainable Carpets|

While synthetic carpet is one of the most popular choices for floor coverings, it is also one of the unhealthiest types of flooring, both for you and for the environment. What’s Wrong with Synthetic Carpet? The first thing is its composition, which is primarily made up of petroleum products, such [...]

Making your Carpets More Eco-Friendly

By |2021-05-25T13:26:08+00:00January 17, 2008|Sustainable Carpets|

While we would all love to always choose the eco-friendly options when it comes to flooring, sometimes – due to finances, availability of suppliers, practicality, climate or other restrictions – we are unable to go for a completely natural fibre flooring or sustainable timber flooring. Sometimes, it just has to [...]

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