Green Carpets and Cushions

Bentley Prince Street. Clodagh Natural Slate, a re-colored version of the companys wool flat weave, features an 80%20% wool-nylon blend. It includes Protekt soil/stain protection and comes in 10 colors. It is Green Label Plus certified. 800.423.4709.

Flor. Fez carpet tiles are made with 80% post-consumer recycled-content PET face fibers and come in seven colors. The companys scalable system of modular squares allows specifiers to create custom designs and shapes, while helping them order only as much as needed to fill the space, reducing waste. The company offers a Return & Recycle carpet takeback program. 866.281.3567.

Natures Carpet. Part of the Dark Green line, Everest carpeting is made with wool and features no dyes or added chemicals, including insect resistance. The carpet has jute primary and secondary backings and uses a natural rubber latex adhesive. It is Green Label Plus approved. 800.667.5001.

Design Materials. The companys seagrass carpet, shown here in the Tropics style, is made from the rapidly renewable sedge family of plants from low-lying areas of the Asia-Pacific region. The inherently stain-resistant yarn is durable and non-porous, the company says, and has a smooth texture, a subtle sheen, and a warm hue; it is not dyed. It has a latex backing. The manufacturer also offers carpeting made from wool, mountain grass, and coconut fibers. 913.342.9796.

Earth Weave Carpet Mills. Every element of the companys carpet is manufactured with natural materials: The fiber is made with British wool, the primary backing is hemp and cotton and is secured to the fibers with adhesive from the rubber tree, and the secondary backing features jute. Also available is Enertia padding, also made with wool. Shown here is Rainier, a random tip shear that combines cut and uncut loops for a more elegant appearance. Granite, snowfield (shown), tussock, and Ursus colors are available. 706.278.8200.

Shaw. Cradle-to-Cradlecertified Anso nylon carpeting is made with SCS-certified 25% recycled content in the form of post-consumer carpet. It features R2X stain resistance treatment and has a polypropylene backing. The carpet is Green Label Plus certified. It comes in a range of collections for commercial, heavy traffic, and residential use. 800.441.7429.

Healthier Choice. The companys carpet padding is the only cushion to carry Greenguard certification, the firm says, and is made with 55% renewable bio-based materials from non-food sources. It features MoistureBloc breathable moisture barrier to prevent spills from penetrating the cushion and Ultra-Fresh antimicrobial treatment. Five thicknesses are available. 800. 872.8426.

Mohawk. The company now offers its SmartStrand carpet with Sorona renewably sourced polymer; made with 37% renewable material in the form of corn sugar, production of the material requires 30% less energy and emits 63% less greenhouse gas, the company says. The Triexta fibers are engineered with permanent, built-in stain protection and clean up with just water and steam. The carpet is Green Label Plus certified. 800.266.4295.

Invista. Stainmaster UltraLife nylon 6,6 carpet is SCS certified as an Environmentally Preferable Product. The carpet features built-in stain-blocking technology as well as LotusFX Fiber Shield, a lotus leafinspired technology that makes it difficult for soil to stick. The companys EcoSoft cushion is made with recycled nylon 6,6 carpet. 800.438.7668.

Beaulieu. Green Label Pluscertified Bliss Magic Fresh carpet is made with Stainmaster Luxerell BCF nylon and offers a rich, wool-like appearance and softness, the company says. It includes Xtralife and LotusFX stain and soil resistance technologies and Magic Fresh odor-reducing treatment. The frieze 46-ounce carpet comes in 30 colors. 800.227.7211.

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