While many of our readers avoid carpeting, others look to the positive benefits carpet can offer. Carpet products are notorious for their “new” carpet odors caused by toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the carpet or padding, yet times are changing and it is easier to find safe carpeting.
Now that LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for buildings has established high standards for building materials and products, manufacturers are adjusting to these demands. As a result, VOCs have been greatly reduced by some carpet manufacturers.
Potential benefits of carpet