The sustainable, renewable and biodegradable benefits of wool start on the farm, where sheep graze on grass – a naturally regenerating plant. Fleeces are grown, shorn and naturally replenished every six to 12 months. Wool is naturally biodegradable and it is a naturally stain resistant fiber therefore does not require the additional application of anti-stain agents. Once wool flooring is installed it will improve your indoor environment in a number of natural ways:
Triexta is a revolutionary fiber that combines the environmental friendly element as well as long term performance. Many consumers do not recognize its generic name Triexta but most have heard of Sorona or Smartstrand. This fiber is constructed of 37% bio-based or renewable materials, like corn sugar, that make it environmentally attractive. Sorona and Smartstrand also offers great performance with durability, color and design, and permanent natural stain and bleach resistance that will not wash or wear off over time.
Natural fibers like sisal, jute, hemp, seagrass and abaca are not only environmentally friendly but they also add a great design element to any floor. The natural coloring of these fibers give them longevity in design while their structure is strong and durable.
Type 6 nylon is used in both residential and commercial grade carpeting. Nylon 6 is the only carpet fiber capable of being recycled back into carpet fiber repeatedly. The end result of using Type 6 nylon is less waste dumped into landfills at the end of the life cycle.
Polyester used today is called “PET Polyester” and is actually made from recycled plastic soda bottles which make it a very environmentally friendly product. In fact, one square yard of PET Polyester carpet keeps about 30 plastic soda bottles out of the landfill and because it’s derived from “food grade” soda bottles, it’s actually a higher quality polyester than generic polyester fiber! The carpet industry is the largest collector and recycler of plastic soda/water bottles in the U.S. Approximately one out of every three bottles discarded end up as new PET carpet.