November 2nd, 2011
If the time has come to replace your existing flooring, it's also a great opportunity to consider the rapidly growing selection of eco-friendly carpet options available on the market today. Professional carpet installers, like Empire Today, can help you select and install such environmentally friendly carpet flooring. Choosing eco friendly carpeting options can help to reduce levels of indoor air pollution which can be much higher in homes with traditional carpeting. It can take years for the volatile organic compounds released from traditional carpets to dissipate, and some of these are known carcinogens including benzene and formaldehyde.
Eco friendly carpeting options today are durable, sustainable and stylish, and many are also less costly than conventional carpeting options. You should look for carpeting options which are made out of natural fibers and have not been treated with chemicals. It is also important to look for natural fiber backing on your carpet and ensure that the carpet is installed using non toxic adhesives. Some carpet companies, like Empire Today, have recognized the importance of green practices as they offer a range of eco friendly flooring as well as a carpet recycling program.