The comfort and warmth of carpet is unmatched by any other floor. It makes for a cozy choice in the bedroom or an inviting choice in the living room. While carpet is an essential part of any Atlanta home, all carpeting must be replaced eventually. That is why it’s important to know how to discard of it properly when the time comes. Here at Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta, we offer a large selection of recyclable carpets. Below are the carpet recycling basics you’ll need to know when installing or removing carpet flooring.
Why Recycle Carpet?
Most common carpets – such as nylon, polyester, and olefin – are made from plastic. While this makes them durable and versatile, it means that they are non-biodegradable. About 5 billion pounds of carpet go to the landfill each year, and since this synthetic product cannot break down, it instead pollutes the soil and environment. Luckily, like many plastic products, carpet is completely recyclable. The negative impacts of this product can be avoided with proper disposal.
Your Role in Carpet Recycling
As a homeowner, your role in the carpet recycling process is very important – but also very easy. If you’re installing new floors, look for recycled carpets. These help to cut back on the amount of nonrenewable oil drilled. You may also shop for natural, renewable carpet types like wool or sisal.
If you are instead removing your carpets, then your role is even easier. Just inform your installers that you wish to have your carpets recycled. They will know of the nearest carpet recycling facility, and will make sure your old carpet doesn’t end up in the landfill.
Our Selection of Recyclable Carpets
One of our partners, Shaw Floors, offers a selection of nylon-6 recyclable carpets. These carpets can be recycled over and over again, making them a great option for eco-conscious carpet lovers. Shaw operates a nationwide network of carpet reclaiming centers, and has recycled over 100 million pounds of post-consumer carpet in their Evergreen Carpet Recycling Facility since 2006. Our experts can help you choose from our selection of recyclable carpets or can point you to a reclamation center if you are removing your old carpet.
The experts at Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta can help you navigate the carpet recycling process and can install eco-friendly carpets in your Atlanta home. Contact us today for a free in-home consultation, and learn more about our carpet selection. We proudly serve the greater Buckhead, Atlanta, Midtown areas.
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