And while concrete and timber floors certainly have their place in today’s modern homes, there’s something to be said for the soft, velvety feel of carpet under your feet. A cosy choice for bedrooms, upstairs landings and chill-out spaces like living rooms, carpet helps create a calming and comfy escape from our often-hectic lives.
As well as being easy to clean and able to withstand life’s wear and tear, carpet is a practical and affordable option for homeowners. But it also comes with its downsides. Many carpets on the market are made from petroleum-based materials or finished off with toxic chemical dyes, potentially causing harm to the natural environment—and our homes.
Until recently, homeowners looking for eco-friendly carpet options were limited to wool or jute products. But now there’s a new superstar material shaking up the carpet game—it’s called ECONYL® yarn. This regenerated nylon is made entirely from recycled waste materials—think fishing nets, fabric scraps and carpets destined for landfill—and comes in an array of on-trend colours and textures, so you no longer have to compromise on style to achieve your planet-saving mission.
While regular nylon uses a concerning amount of water and oil in its production, this eco-friendly method aims to decrease nylon production by regenerating the amount already in the world. For every 10,000 tonnes of ECONYL® yarn produced, 70,000 barrels of crude oil are saved.
Additionally, carpets made using ECONYL® yarn boast the same beneficial properties as traditional nylon, without the nasties. Durable? Tick. Stain- and fade-resistant? Tick. Affordable? Tick.
ECONYL® yarn carpets are hardwearing enough to retain their shape, bounce and lush texture for many years to come, and the use of low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCS) ensures they’re a safe choice for allergy sufferers.
Where can you buy environmentally friendly flooring?
Carpet Court is a supplier of ECONYL® regenerated nylon, with eight different exclusive carpet ranges to choose from. There are textured loops, high-performing twists and luxurious plush piles in a range of colour options, from understated neutrals to deep charcoals and greys. All of Carpet Court’s products feature colour-fast fibres for long-lasting colour vibrancy and richness. So, whether you favour a classic, contemporary, minimalist or bold aesthetic, you’ll find a stylish solution that fits the brief.
Brought to you by Carpet Court. Carpet Court has pledged an ongoing commitment towards sustainability in flooring, delivering transparency and results that help minimise the harm to our environment. A win-win for conscious consumers and this planet we call home.