OK, OK... so we were just fooling around with yesterday's mention of carbon dioxide-devouring carpet. But today's post is for real. NATIQ Envirohome is a nylon 6 carpet that's made with recycled content that's readily available in the residential market. The key is that it can be remanufactured again and again back into carpet. We like how it looks, too.
If you're buying large quantities -- more than a houseful -- NATIQ will also take back and recycle nylon 6 carpet they didn't manufacture with no charge other than shipping. (But they don't recycle individual residential jobs, and they don't have the facilities to recycle other types of fiber.) So it's far from a perfect solution, but it is a step in the right direction.
Here's the confusing part: Blueridge Carpet sells NATIQ in the US, and you can find a gallery of the styles on the Blueridge website. But when we looked for it in a store, it was all branded NATIQ. It seems to be the same stuff, though. No matter the brand, it's a high-quality, dense carpet with recycled content for the home, which is a true step forward.