The best products...
- Are certified to CRI Green Label Plus for VOC emissions
- Are certified to Cradle to Cradle v3.1 Silver or higher, or NSF 140 Platinum, or the Living Product Challenge for overall sustainability
- Have lower embodied carbon
- Need no added stain or dirt repellents
- May use peel-and-stick application
- Come from manufacturers with take-back programs
But watch out for...
- Products coated with PFAS
- Carpet with PVC or polyurethane backing
- Products with antimicrobials above 100 ppm
- Backings that contain fly ash