Climate change, carbon emissions and sustainability are never far from the minds of modern consumers and homeowners. As individuals, even the smallest contribution matters, particularly as the environmental challenges of our time get bigger. Home renovations and new builds are great opportunities to contribute to a more sustainable future for our planet through the selection of eco-friendly products and materials. While the softness, safety and versatility of carpets make them a great option for flooring, the carpet industry is noteworthy for its lack of sustainability.
For those looking for long lasting, beautiful carpet that will keep its look with the environment in mind, carpets made using ECONYL® yarn offer a compelling solution. Invented by Aquafil, this innovative material is made of 100% recycled yarn from recovered nylon waste products – including fishing nets, fabric scraps and carpets destined for landfill – which means your next carpet can be made without ever tapping into new resources or using a single barrel of oil.
Carpets made using ECONYL® regenerated nylon are soft and luxurious to the touch, with the resilience, staining and wearing properties of nylon but now in one of the most environmentally-friendly products on the market. Carpet Court’s new Australian-made ranges offer all these benefits, and more, in carpets that each feature a distinct style, colourway, look and feel.
Exclusive to Carpet Court, this new ec0-friendly carpet collection features three soft feel twist pile ranges, a more luxurious soft touch collection, and three high-performing modern textured loop ranges, all in on-trend colours and designs. The Textured collection includes the opulent Expanse range; Genesis, with its neutral, organic colour palette; and the hardwearing Frontier.
The Premium Soft collection retains all the features of traditional solution-dyed nylon, with dense yarns creating exceptionally elegant carpets. This collection includes Origins, which expertly balances durability and comfort, and the luxuriously soft Source range available in a large palette of natural carpet colours.
Where the application calls for high-performance carpeting, the Performance collection, which features the Awaken, Inception and Provenance ranges, is the ideal option. The yarns in these ranges are individually twisted to create a carpet that is exceptionally durable and resilient.
These new offerings reflect Carpet Court’s intention to decrease their impact on the planet into the future, which is why the company has partnered with a leader in the sustainable use of nylon. Through Aquafil’s innovative production techniques, nylon waste can be purified and turned into carpet yarn that is structurally identical to its virgin equivalent. The ECONYL® process enables endless deconstruction and recycling without any loss of quality.
When you are looking at the sustainability of a carpet, you need to look at the environmental impact of the product’s entire lifecycle. The proof is in the numbers – for every 10,000 tonnes of ECONYL® regenerated nylon produced, 70,000 barrels of oil are preserved and 65,000 tonnes of CO2 are avoided in emissions.
Carpet Court’s innovative eco-friendly carpets made from ECONYL® regenerated nylon are now available in-store.