Giving the idea more importance than just about anywhere else across the planet, it’s fair to say that many Australians now appreciate that making sustainable product choices offers a feel-good factor, both personally and for our precious environment.
This is of key importance inside the home, and the Newcastle Carpet One team have always appreciated such concerns, which is why we offer some magnificent sustainable flooring choices. Here we’re going to highlight just a few of the many superb options we can offer you.
Introducing the Just Shorn wool collection
This collection contains around two hundred completely sustainable wool flooring choices, ranging (just alphabetically!) from Camden Station to Wainui – the expression ‘spoilt for choice’ doesn’t even begin to cover it.
This wool comes from animals who spend their lives in the New Zealand countryside. Let’s face it, the only thing New Zealanders know more about than raising superb sheep is rugby – and we won’t mention that again! Natural wool carpets have some great features, including hypoallergenic characteristics, being able to help claw harmful pollutants out of our air, and adding genuine warmth beneath our feet – just think how wool insulates sheep in cold climates.
Thanks to the natural oil lanolin, wool is also much more water-resistant than many people expect it to be. When you also add its durability, keeping carpets in shape through many years of hard wear, its an obvious choice for so many for our floor coverings. The Newcastle Carpet One collection covers a huge choice of shades, plush patterns and looped possibilities.
Marlborough Sounds – as wonderful as the location
Marlborough is home to an astonishing collection of completely sea-drowned valleys, islands and peninsulas, covering more than four thousand square kilometres, set right at the north end of New Zealand’s South Island.
The carpet bearing the same name is also hugely impressive in its finish and style, enjoying all the terrific wool properties already mentioned in the previous section. With both colourfast and wear warranties for an amazing fifteen years, you might choose Marlborough Sounds in restrained ash or warm camel – but many other options are also available, including, not surprisingly from New Zealand, Silver Fern.
Unbeatable bamboo flooring
Many Newcastle Carpet One customers love the idea of wood flooring, which is why so many give great consideration to natural bamboo flooring.
They appreciate the fact that the wood is carefully regrown in five to six year cycles in dedicated plantations – both the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Green Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) have awarded this ARC bamboo their independent environmental certification. The finished wood itself features beautiful long and wide boards, and it’s very strong and durable, highlighted by its 25 year residential warranty.
The comfort of cork
With the same warranty length as bamboo flooring, this choice is sourced from the bark of the cork oak tree. Amazingly, stripping this bark simply allows the tree to refresh itself and grow more. The bark is stripped once in every decade or so; some of the amazing trees themselves are known to be centuries old. This is surely a perfect example of the word sustainable!
People who have chosen ambient and anti-bacterially treated cork flooring already know it to be a comfortable, hypoallergenic, low-emission and noise-reducing option. It’s also very easy to clean and is a superb natural floor covering that offers many colour choices, including slate.
What will you choose?
The above is simply an introduction to the wealth of stylish and market-leading floor coverings available here at locally-owned and run Newcastle Carpet One. Each store is a key part of an amazing co-operative group, with more than 1,700 stores spread across the globe. If you have any questions about sustainable flooring, our experts are happy to offer advice. Please call 02 4952 1466 for an obligation free chat.
Newcastle Carpet One
122 Garden Grove Parade, Adamstown Heights NSW 2289
(02) 4952 1466
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