Debra, do you think Restoration Hardware's 100% wool rugs are as good as BioCarpet? They seem to cost exactly the same with carpet pad-all wool--and the experience is such an upper, but the 2 dealers who sell the Earthweave carpet are not a good experience.
I got a quote from the local dealer, but then received the RH gorgeous catalog for baby nurseries in the mail. The color & weaves is the same, and the price was even a couple hundred dollars less. If it doesn't smell like camel urine, then don't you think we are safe, even if they are made in India? they have no synthetic backing or adhesive.
Here is the Biocarpet/Earthweave:
Natural Wool Carpet, Non Toxic, Green, High Quality –Earth Weave Carpet Mills, Inc.
Here is a picture of Restoration Hardware Natural wool rug-very very similar:
Chunky Braided Wool Rug - Cream | Ben Soleimani for RH | Restoration Hardware
This link tells about the man who does their rugs, & the quality
Restoration Hardware just opened a multi-story stunning showroom in Houston, and is full of creative interior designers. I hope you think their wool rug looks as high quality as your standards--I think it is not camel pee stinky or adhesive stinky, and the prices & softness/quality seem to even exceed the Biocarpet experience.
Thank you again for your thoughts.
First I want to say that two products don't need to meet the same standards in order for you to choose one or the other. The question for me is not does the Restoration Hardware carpet comapre with Biocarpet, but does it meet the basic standards I would apply to choosing a carpet.
The answer appears to be yes. I say "appears to be" because I can only go by the description, I'm not looking at the actual carpet.
The thing I would check is what pesticides may be applied in manufacture, and even if there are none, always assume that pesticides are sprayed in shipping containers from India, and that would be a reason to go with the Made-in-USA Bioweave. Packaging may be sufficient to protect this rug from India during it's travels, but it's an unknown.
It's is a beautiful carpet. I agree.
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