Sunday, April 26, 2009

PET Carpet (recycled plastic bottle carpet)

With the focus on Eco and Earth last week, I wanted to touch on a carpet type that has actually been around a few years now. P.E.T. Carpet (Polyethylene terephthalate) is carpet that has yarn made from recycled plastic bottles. Most of these carpets are made from 100% recycled content, not just a blend. Recently, Eco flooring types have been promoted as Bamboo and Cork for their sustainability, but PET carpet has been overlooked somewhat of late. Almost all recycled plastic bottles cannot be recycled and reused as drinking container plastic. It has something to do with the chemical properties of the plastic and it absorbing the molecules of the last liquid in it ( a guy that works for a Coke bottling plant tried to explain it to me, but it was pretty technical). Since the bottles can't be reused for their original use, carpet makes perfect sense instead of the plastic sitting in a landfill!

In my opinion, this makes PET Carpet, one of the most Eco friendly options out there on the market. Due to it's plastic nature, it is very stain resistant as well. It feels very good to the touch also. You will never know it was made from bottles!

For pricing or samples, call us at Beckler's Carpet @ 1-800-232-5537. You can also visit

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