Carpets

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Carpets

Post: #198140 eclipse
Mon May 31, 2010 9:57 pm

Is it possible to to get 'green' carpets? The carpet on my stairs is old and wrecked and I'd really like to replace it. My husband said he thought maybe we should get a sisal/hessian carpet from my experience they're really rough underfoot. Is this ecological sound? Wool is pretty natural innit? :iconbiggrin:

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Re: Carpets

Post: #198149 Helsbells
Mon May 31, 2010 11:17 pm

I believe you can get some kind of hemp matting, hemp grows quickly so is more environmenally friendly. Not very cosy though. Sheeps wool in the other alternative because it can degrade after use.

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Re: Carpets

Post: #198173 snapdragon
Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:39 am

'traditional' carpet, is made with natural wool on a natural hessian/jute framework, can't get more green - apart from the manufacturing process, so making your own would be the only added requirement?
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Re: Carpets

Post: #198260 eclipse
Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:48 pm

thanks everyone - some ideas to look into there. It's on our ever increasing list of Things to Do...


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