The wool rugs & carpeting specifically have a very earthy scent upon delivery due to the nature of natural animal fibers. This is totally normal & completely non toxic. The odor will dissipate over time.
Earth Weave Pyrenees Rugs
Pyrenees Earth Weave Rug: The illustration below shows Pyrenees Earth Weave Rug manufacturing technique and exactly what makes Bio-Floor a truly nontoxic, all natural carpet made in North America. The Bio-Floor line is used extensively by those suffering from chemical sensitivity as well as those that are concerned about the home environment. Earth Weave has gone to great lengths to test and confirm a carpet product that meets the demands of our clients yet sacrifices nothing in the way of styling, comfort and durability.
Pyrenees Earth Weave Rug starts by using only pure wool. No pesticides or stain protections that are commonly used by the other wool carpet manufacturers. The application of these chemicals would greatly affect indoor air quality through the off gassing of volatile organic compounds.
The primary backing that Pyrenees Earth Weave Rug uses is also an industry first combination of hemp and cotton. They chose to use the hardy hemp fiber, due to its durability, strength, and mold and mildew resistance. Their all-natural primary backing is specifically designed to be used in biodegradable flooring and is exclusive to Earth Weave.
The wool yarns are locked into place with a natural adhesive that is derived from the rubber tree. This adhesive is completely biodegradable and nontoxic as well. This is counter to the styrene butadiene adhesive used in all other wool carpets.
For the back, Earth Weave uses a jute secondary. Jute was commonly used in the carpet industry before the introduction of the synthetic backings currently employed. Occasionally other wool carpet manufacturers will use jute as a secondary but it is hiding a synthetic core of plastic and styrene.
Earth Weave’s entire line including the Earth Weave Catskill Rug collection can be used without reservation to provide the utmost in comfort and durability while maintaining indoor air quality and your health.