May 30th, 2011
Installing eco-friendly Empire Carpet can be a healthier flooring option for your business. Eco friendly carpets are produced without the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which are released from new carpets as gases. These VOCs can cause health problems when they are inhaled, and many people who are exposed to VOCs may experience symptoms ranging from sinus problems to headaches, skin reactions, nausea, dizziness and more.
One VOC in particular called 4-Phenylcyclohexene (4-PCH) can linger for a week after a new carpet is installed. On the other hand, an eco friendly Empire Carpet can be low on VOCs, so they help businesses create work environments that are healthier while providing all the benefits of traditional carpeting. Following some basic tips can help businesses select and install eco friendly carpets. For example, the carpet labeling should specify whether it has been tested in the CRI Indoor Air Quality program.
Fortunately, there are many eco-friendly carpet options available on the market today. Some examples of eco friendly carpeting includes nylon carpet which is made from 90% post consumer waste. Wool carpeting can also be considered a form of eco friendly carpeting because it is a natural fiber.
There are many beautiful wool carpeting options including traditional Moroccan and tribal designs. Some eco friendly wool rugs and carpeting which is imported from overseas is also fair trade certified. It is best to select eco friendly carpeting options which are naturally dyed and free of chemicals. Some other eco friendly carpet options include carpeting which is processed using corn sugars in place of petroleum products. Other types of carpeting are made from recycled bottles.