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09/14/2015

Making the Switch to an Eco-Friendly Carpet

Carpet is as beautiful as it is diverse- it comes in a wide variety of materials, textures and colours, but it can be a big source of waste as well. Indeed, many manufacturers apply contaminating chemicals to carpets, but should that deter you from getting one, or even a rug, altogether? Not necessarily. CleanPro Tucson suggests a green option: eco-friendly carpet. Eco-friendly carpet is usually made of natural, organic materials, and in some cases it also includes manmade fibers, like some kinds of nylon, that can be successfully recycled. Below are a few examples of said eco-friendly components:
  • Wool: Made from the fleece of animals like sheep, it can take colour very well and is abundant and luxurious, though it's expensive.
  • Jute: Made from the plant of jute, native to tropical regions, this fiber is very soft and durable.
  • Sisal: Also known as henequen, it's an agave fiber that can be weaved for very durable products, although it can be coarse to the touch.
  • Coir: A material that comes from the outer coconut husks, it's very wiry and works well for doormats.
  • Seagrass: Seagrass plants grow in marine, fully saline environments, and carpets of these fibers are smooth, very water resistant and economic, but don't dye easily.
  • Nylon and other sources: Nylon and other synthetic materials can be recycled into new carpets and rugs that can be, in turn, re-recycled into new products; plus, there are manufacturers that are beginning to use PET bottles and other plastic derivatives to create new materials for carpeting.
These and more eco-friendly options are being made available for everyone, so, when thinking carpet, there is no need for guilt or hesitation.

Carpet Cleaning in Tucson

Whatever your choice may be, remember that CleanPro Tucson is your best choice for carpet cleaning in Tucson. If you have need of our services, give us a call at (520) 975-3172 to schedule an estimate

Contact Matt Kelaher
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