Select carpeting and carpet tile made with a non-PVC backing that installs with factory-applied adhesive or no adhesive.  Ask how the manufacturer minimizes waste in the manufacturing process and aids in the nationwide carpet recycling effort.

The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) ensures that consumers are purchasing low-emitting carpet products.   Under the Green Label Plus programs, carpet samples are put under stringent criteria to ensure they perform with low chemical emissions to help improve indoor air quality.

Next time you are in the market carpet be sure to look for the CRI logo.