Can carpet flooring be recycled?

Can carpet flooring be recycled?

When carpet flooring reaches the end of its long life span, it can be recycled for roofing, other home improvement projects, and more. Read on to learn more about recycling carpets.?

Why recycling carpet is important

Because it reduces environmental impact by keeping it out of landfills, since carpets can take over 50 years to decompose, landfills usually don't even accept them anymore.

The carpet industry is at the forefront of the "3Rs" movement: renew, reuse, and recycle. Carpets are the definition of "sustainable"--avoiding incineration or disposal in landfills. Many carpets also meet U.S. Green Building Standards.

Improve air quality with a carpet installation

A carpet installation improves indoor air quality. Pollutants and particles get trapped in fibers, where they remain until deep-cleaned? taking them out of the breathing zone.

New rugs are also among those emitting the lowest or non-existent VOCs. Volatile organic compounds are chemicals released during manufacturing that exacerbate allergies.

Some fibers, such as nylon, have inherent hypoallergenic properties. Nylon repels mold and mildew, known allergy triggers when kept clean and dry.

A style for everyone and every decor

There?s something for every interior design plan and budget. You'll see cut-piles, looped constructions, patterned loops, cut & loops, and more at our carpet store in Portland, OR, and Wilsonville, OR ?all from top mills like Godfrey Hirst, Fabrica, Dream Weaver, Karastan, Mohawk, and more.?

What are additional carpet benefits??

  1. Sound reduction: This is especially advantageous to those who have infants or shift workers (who sleep at odd hours) in residence.
  2. Temperature insulation. Carpeting doesn't transfer heat or cool air. Instead, it holds onto them.
  3. Safety and cushioning from hard falls. It has good traction, i.e., grip?and if you fall, it's easier on a soft surface than a hard one.

Visit our carpet store to learn more

At Marion?s Carpet & Flooring Warehouses, we?ll understand value. Carpet is one of the best investments you can make in your home; when taken care of, it can last 20 years or more.

We have two showrooms: Wilsonville and Portland, OR. Visit us today, especially if you live or work in Wilsonville, Beaverton, Portland, Vancouver, or Lake Oswego.