Earth Weave Area Rug - Dolomite
This is a serged area rug unlike any other produced in North America. First, the entire rug is made using only 100% natural materials. What does "natural" mean? Earth Weave starts by using only pure wool, and zero pesticides or chemical stain protectants. The backing is made of hemp and cotton, and the wool fibers are locked into place with a non-toxic natural adhesive derived from the rubber tree. In contrast, most commercial carpet companies use a chemical called styrene butadiene as an adhesive. You tell us which one sounds more like something you want in your home.
Biodegradable Carpet Backing: Does this mean this rug will biodegrade inside my home? Nope! It means that once the rug has served you with many, many years, you can recycle the backing by placing it in your garden as a weed barrier. Once exposed to sun, water, and soil, the backing will begin to biodegrade over a period of 2-3 seasons.
Earth Weave's Dolomite Collection is a tufted, textured loop pile rug made from 100% wool that is undyed and untreated with pesticides or stain retardants. The primary backing is made from natural hemp and cotton, which is bound to the yarn with all-natural rubber. The secondary backing is made of jute. This rug contains zero VOC. All edges are serged using the same colored yarn as the rug.
Selecting the right carpeting option.
Earth Weave Carpet Line contains 5 options, all suitable for residential and light commercial applications. Check related items for more details about each option.
The Earth Weave area rugs are made to order and are non-returnable. Please allow 2-3 weeks for production. Custom sizes are available; please call for a quote. Colors and textures are shown below.
It's a good idea to order our Sample Set so that you can see and feel the actual color and texture you will be receiving.
Country of Manufacture:US
There are 5 size options: 4'x6', 6'x9', 5'x8', 8'x10', 10'x12'.
Care and Maintenance
As with all quality natural fiber carpets, vacuuming with a suction only vacuum cleaner is recommended. Beater bar vacuums or overly aggressive cleaning methods may damage the surface pile of wool carpet. Proper vacuuming on a regular basis will increase performance. Use only a wool-approved cleaner for removing stains. Do not vigorously rub the affected area, lightly blot area instead. If stains persist contact a professional cleaner and be sure they use cleaners designed for wool and natural fibers.
The Bio-Floor line is made with a face fiber of 100% natural wool. There are no moth proofing or stain protections applied. In conjunction with this, Earth Weave uses only naturally pigmented wool fibers for coloration as opposed to any of the harsh dyes and chemical bonding agents other carpet manufacturers use.
To further differentiate this carpet Earth Weave uses a natural primary of hemp and cotton. This is used instead of the traditional synthetic polypropylene primary. The primary is the material that the tufting machine places the wool yarn into and acts to hold it in place. The next process is the application of adhesive and secondary backing material. This further helps to lock the stitches in place and prevents slippage of the yarn. This is another area where Earth Weave applies unique techniques. The adhesive that Earth Weave uses is 100% natural and bio-degradable. It is made of natural rubber from the rubber tree. The secondary (back of carpet) is made from jute, a hardy earth friendly fiber producing plant.
All of these elements add up to make a product that is beautiful to look at yet sacrifices nothing in the way of our commitment to indoor air quality and the environment.
Benefits and Certifications
- No chemical mothproofing;
- No chemical stain & fire retardants;
- No synthetic dyes;
- No synthetic primary;
- No styrene-butadiene adhesive;
- No synthetic poly secondary;