Question

I am installing wool carpet. What type of padding should I be looking for?

Asked by Kathy
Smithfield, RI

 What type of padding is CRI Green Labeled?

Answer

Christopher Moline LEED AP

Answered by Christopher Moline LEED AP

Alexandria, VA

Alexandria Carpet One

February 27, 2011

I recommend 100% wool pad for your wool carpet.

You'll find many underlayments that are CRI Green Label certified, but wool pad by Nature's Carpet is zero-VOC.

 

For more information:

Read "Is there a way to test my carpet padding for PBDEs?" a Q&A answered by Kirsten Flynn.

Also, read "I want low VOC carpet to replace my old carpeting. What are the best -- and least toxic -- conventional choices?" a Q&A answered by William Janhonen.

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