VOC stands for volatile organic compounds, and these exist in a variety of materials we often use daily, especially with building and maintaining our home. Most homeowners are careful to avoid them because they can sometimes contain harmful substances that endanger or pollute.

There is often concern about whether these compounds are present in carpet, and that’s what we’re going to look at here today. If you have further questions by the end, be sure to reach out to us for more answers.

The construction of carpeting


VOC's can indeed be present in your new carpet flooring, mostly present in the styrene component of the latex backing material. The release of these emissions is most likely to happen right after installation.

According to the environmental protection agency, one of the best ways to rid the flooring of these materials is to use a HEPA filter vacuum and clean with hot water. However, these materials quickly give off gas within the first six months, creating a safer environment over time, even if no other measures are taken.

The more natural the flooring material, the fewer VOC’s there are present in the product. For instance, wool, Sisal, and Jute are excellent fibers for any new floor covering.

If you’d like to find out more about VOC’s and how they can affect your home, be sure to visit us. We look forward to helping you understand the situation.

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A&D Carpets & Hardwood has been serving the areas of Martinez, Evans, Augusts, and North Augusta for many years. We strive to provide the best flooring, services, and information for you and your household.

If you’re ready to get started on any level of your flooring project, our associates are standing by to assist you with products, services, and information. We look forward to working on your carpet project, so contact us today to get started.