Earthweave rugs and wall to wall carpeting is as natural as can be. We have been working with Earthweave for over 20 years and enjoy their committment to purity.
In a time when carpets are increasingly toxic, it is great to have a natural choice.
Construction - The Defining Difference
Earthweave has been in the natural industry making carpets for decades. They are true specialist's in Healthy carpet. The illustration below shows the manufacturing technique and exactly what makes Bio-Floor™ the only truly nontoxic, all natural carpet made in North America. The Bio-Floor™ line is used extensively by those suffering from chemical sensitivity as well as those that are concerned about the home environment. Earthweave has gone to great lengths to design a product that meets the demands of these clients yet sacrifices nothing in the way of styling, comfort and durability.
Earth Weave starts by using only pure wool. They apply no pesticides or stain protections that are commonly used by the other wool carpet manufacturers. The application of these chemicals would greatly affect indoor air quality through the off gassing of volatile organic compounds.
The primary backing that they use is also an industry first combination of hemp and cotton. They chose to use the hardy hemp fiber, due to its durability, strength, and mold and mildew resistance. Their all-natural primary backing is specifically designed to be used in the biodegradable flooring and is exclusive to Earth Weave.
The wool yarns are locked into place with a natural adhesive that is derived from the rubber tree. This adhesive is completely biodegradable and nontoxic as well. This is counter to the styrene butadiene adhesive used in all other wool carpets.
For the back of the carpet they use a jute secondary. Jute was commonly used in the carpet industry before the introduction of the synthetic backings currently employed. They chose to use this type of backing to further the cause of making a completely natural and nontoxic carpet. Occasionally other wool carpet manufacturers will use jute as a secondary but it is hiding a synthetic core of plastic and styrene.
As you can see, Earth Weave has developed a unique product that maintains all the criteria of those looking for the purest, least toxic floor covering available. Bio-Floor™ can be used without reservation to provide the utmost in comfort and durability while maintaining indoor air quality and your health.