Choose Wool and Keep Your Indoor Air Clean

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In the past we have discussed the many advantages of wool carpets and rugs.,wool is strong, durable, stain resistant, and has a long life.  And recently wool has received the Clean Air Certified Program Launched by Wools by New Zealand.

Carpets and rugs that carry the Clean Air Certified label have been tested and passed a stringent VOC emission test. Additionally, the wool is required to meet scientifically established testing standards that verify reductions of VOCs in the indoor environment, including formaldehyde, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide.

“Wool is proven to significantly reduce indoor air contaminants within seven hours of installation and to keep contaminants out of the air for 30 years,” says Elise Demboski, executive director of North America for Wools of New Zealand. “Unfortunately, this unique attribute is overlooked since wool only represents 2% of the market. Through the Wool: Clean Air Certified program, we are bringing wool to the forefront where it will be noticed.”

Wool: Clean Air Certified is an Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) program managed by Wools of New Zealand. In addition to meeting the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED point requirements, the certification also meets the standards for California Section 01350 and Collaborative for High Performance Schools CHPS.

Carpets and rugs containing a minimum of 50% wool are eligible for Wool: Clean Air certification, with Wools of New Zealand partners benefiting from reduced testing fees. Product samples are submitted by platform, which is dependent upon backing and latex type. Every platform is fully retested on an annual basis to maintain the integrity of the Wool: Clean Air certification.

Find the highest quality of wool rugs and carpets at Colony Rug in Hanover, MA.  Call 800-458-4445.

The photographed carpets are both from Colony Rug’s exclusive Backyard Collection.

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