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Looking to buy new carpet? Consider these factors: manufacturing, durability, indoor air quality &end of life options.

There are several factors to consider when selecting environmentally friendly carpeting. Manufacturing : Are the raw materials that go into the product environmentally beneficial or at the very least neutral? Is production an energy intensive endeavor? SmartStrand is partially comprised of corn, a renewable resource which ultimately reduces the product's reliance on petroleum based ingredients. Mohawk, as a company, has demonstrated a commitment to reducing energy and water consumption in the production of its products which ultimately reduces the products carbon footprint. Durability : High durability means less frequent replacement and less fodder for the landfills. An internet search reveals that SmartStrand has a reputation for being durable. Indoor Air Quality : Does the product off-gas toxic chemicals? SmartStrand has earned the Carpet & Rug Institutes third party Gr...

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