100% Biodegradable Carpeting: Earthweave

Earthweave is wool carpeting constructed entirely of natural materials. The wool is raw and naturally pigmented. It is held in place with hemp or cotton (not the usual polyproylene). No chemical bonds, dyes and other agents are used. The backings of carpets are usually the worst kind of air quality offenders. Earthweave backing is made from jute, and is held …

Virgin Wool Rugs Available from L.L. Bean

These rugs are 95% virgin wool (a renewable resource), and reportedly very durable and colorfast. They are handwoven using flat braids by Capel in North Carolina. The cost is $80 to $570. They are available in nine colors and seven different sizes. Capel also makes other carpets woven from renewable material. Available from: L.L. Bean Lead from: Apartment Therapy

Renewable, Modular Carpet Tiles: FLOR

“Interface FLOR” carpet tiles are made from renewable materials that can recycled easily. They are also built to be modular: if an accident happens, you can clean them in the sink put them back on the floor. They are held down by “low tack” adhesive dots. You can also create new designs by rearranging the tiles.