When it comes to environmentally friendly home furnishings, interior decorators are spoilt for choice. In the world of hardwood flooring, many people prefer the strength and classic beauty of bamboo. Other people opt a taste of Portugal, choosing the warmth and natural look of imported cork for their flooring. When it comes to carpets, though, many people don’t seem to think there is whole lot of a choice.
For natural, organic and ecofriendly carpet, most people simply turn to wool. Wool and wool blended carpets are a great option for many homes but they don’t suit everyone’s décor or lifestyle. Wool is highly absorbent and more prone to permanent staining. There is another option for natural carpeting though, and it all starts with corn.
A Bit About Corn Fibre
When most people think of corn they picture something that they can cover in butter and eat off the cob. While corn fibre carpeting comes from the same beginnings, it follows a slightly different process and lifecycle.
Instead of turning into a sweet snack, the corn used in carpets is transformed into a bio-plastic. Bio-plastic is simply a natural plastic that is made using renewable sources including vegetable fats or cornstarch. This product can then be spun into yarns to form carpet.
So what do you get out of the carpet itself?
A Naturally Luscious Product
Just like wool and any other great carpet, corn carpet is beautiful to both look at and to touch. The final product is soft underfoot and it’s available in a wide range of colours. Corn fibre’s colourfast qualities mean that it will not fade or wash out, and you will be able to enjoy your new carpet for years to come.
Made from Tougher Stuff
Where corn carpet really sets itself apart from wool is in its resistant qualities. Unlike wool it’s incredibly stain resistant, standing up to common spills like food, dirt and grease. Corn silk also has strong anti-static qualities, meaning you won’t be in danger of getting a sudden electric shock after shuffling across your floors.
Just as importantly, corn carpet also comes with a 25 year wear warranty. This means you can install your new, environmentally friendly floor and not have to worry about replacing it again in 10 years time.
A Guaranteed Solution
At 0420Carpet we believe in the quality and the durability of corn carpet. That’s why the corn that we sell comes with a range of manufacturer warranties. These guarantees reinforce the quality and durability of our carpets that you can enjoy. These warranties cover:
- Stain protection, pet activity and defects for the lifetime of the product
- A 25 year wear warranty, as mentioned above
- Soil protection
- And much more!
If you’d like a new floor that looks fantastic and doesn’t hurt the environment, why not peel back a cob and give corn fibre a closer look? We think you’ll like what you see.
If you have any other questions about this product, don’t hesitate to contact the team at 0420Carpet or visit our showroom to get a closer look – we’re just a short drive away from Sydney.