In a world increasingly aware of the importance of sustainability and health, choosing home decor that supports a healthier planet and lifestyle has never been more crucial. At Tumble, we're proud to offer non-toxic rugs that don't compromise on style or quality.
Tumble rugs are crafted with a focus on creating safer, family-friendly options that offer peace of mind for various things life throws your way. Recognizing the need for a safe living environment, we meticulously select materials known for their low environmental impact and absence of toxic substances. Our approach ensures that each rug not only contributes to a healthier indoor space but also aligns with the values of families prioritizing safety and well-being.
How Are Rugs Toxic?
Before we explore the benefits of non-toxic rugs, let's understand what makes a rug potentially harmful.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs):
VOCs are a significant concern when it comes to conventional rugs. These compounds are not bound to the rug's material and can easily evaporate into the air at room temperature. Commonly found in the adhesives and glues used to manufacture standard rugs, VOCs can contribute to a range of health issues, from headaches and dizziness to more serious long-term effects. The release of these gasses can significantly degrade indoor air quality, an especially concerning factor considering the amount of time we spend indoors.
Many rugs are treated with waterproofing chemicals to enhance their durability and stain resistance. While this might seem like a benefit, the chemicals used for waterproofing can be harmful. They often contain compounds that can release gasses into your home, leading to potential respiratory issues and other health concerns. Over time, these can contribute to the overall toxic load in your indoor environment, making spaces less healthy to live in. This phenomenon is commonly known as "sick building syndrome."
Dyes and Flame Retardants:
The vibrant colors and patterns of conventional rugs often come from dyes that can contain harmful chemicals. Some dyes may be allergenic, carcinogenic, or toxic, posing risks to health, especially when they are inhaled or come into contact with skin. Additionally, flame retardants, which are added to many rugs to meet fire safety standards, can also be a source of toxic exposure. These substances have been linked to a variety of health problems, and in some cases even neurological damage.
The Tumble Difference: Non-Toxic and Safe
OEKO-TEX Certified: Tumble rugs are OEKO-TEX certified, meaning they are free from harmful chemicals and safe for everyone, including children and pets. This certification is your assurance that every component of our rug, from the threads to the backing, has been tested for harmful substances and found to be 100% harmless.
Hypoallergenic Low Pile: Our low pile rugs are not just beautifully designed; they're also hypoallergenic. They limit the collection of pet hair, dust, and allergens, making them an excellent choice for those with allergies or sensitivities.
Non-Toxic Rug Pads: A rug's pad should be just as safe as its surface. Tumble’s non-toxic rug pads are free from harmful chemicals, ensuring that your rug is safe from bottom to top.
Recap: Toxic Rugs Vs Tumble’s Non-Toxic Rugs
While many conventional rugs come with hidden dangers in the form of VOCs, waterproofing chemicals, dyes, and flame retardants, contributing to indoor air pollution and potential health risks, Tumble's non-toxic rugs offer a safe, stylish, and sustainable alternative. Our commitment to non-toxic, family-friendly, and environmentally responsible products ensures that you can enjoy peace of mind and a healthier home. With Tumble, you're not just choosing a rug; you're choosing a safer, cleaner home for you and your loved ones.
Check out our full collection of non-toxic, machine washable rugs.