Triexta Healthier Carpet
Healthy Homes From The Ground Up
When it comes to material health, it’s what’s on the inside that matters most. Leading the way in healthy and environmentally conscious flooring, Godfrey Hirst Triexta carpets are the first residential carpets in New Zealand to be officially certified Declare™ Red List Free.
What’s the Red List?
The Red List is a register of manufacturing ingredient ‘nasties’ such as BPA, PVC, fluorocarbons, added formaldehyde, VOC’s and phthalates. Achieving the Red List Free certification guarantees that Godfrey Hirst Triexta carpets contain ZERO Red List chemicals.
Why it’s important?
Interior finishes and furnishings can contain Red List pollutants that have been medically associated with a range of health issues. Acting as a ‘nutrition label’ for building materials, Declare™ Red List Free is the gold standard of environmental certification and product transparency. Carpets with the Red List Free certification offer absolute peace of mind for anyone looking to create a healthier, safer and more sustainable home.
How did we achieve certification?
To achieve this, we worked with our entire supply chain to identify, source and utilise healthier manufacturing ingredients.
The entire chemical composition of Godfrey Hirst triexta carpets was scrutinised to a threshold of 100-parts-per-million; essentially creating a ‘nutrition’ label of ingredients.
The result? Absolutely no Red List chemicals used and the highest Red List Free certification on all Godfrey Hirst Triexta carpets.
The nutrition label for building materials
Declare™ Red List Free certified products offer full transparency revealing ZERO Red List chemicals, providing you with peace of mind that you are selecting a healthy building product for a healthier and safer home.
With the transparency of the Declare™ Red List Free program, you can make an informed decision to select a floorcovering that creates a safe and healthier home environment.
There are three levels of certification:
This base level of transparency, while revealing a product’s ingredients, will nevertheless contain some Red List ingredients, which will be highlighted.
Red List Approved (better)
Where chemicals or product ingredients have no available public information, or a manufacturer is unable to publicly identify an ingredient due to proprietary registration. Products may potentially contain Red List chemicals, which, if identified, will be highlighted in orange.
Red List Free (best)
Complete ingredient disclosure revealing ZERO Red List chemicals.
All Godfrey Hirst triexta carpets achieve the best Red List Free certification.
Applicable to: Inspirational, Pacific View, Royal Charm, Summertones, Unwind, Winter Charm, Winter Flair and Winter Garden.
Applicable to: Luxury Appeal, New Sunrise, Sheer Wonder, Soft Embrace and Velvet Appeal.
The label addresses three key concerns:
Where does a product originate?
What is it made of?
Where does it end up at the end of its life?
Going further than just the health of your own home, buying a Red List Free product has a positive effect on the greater environment. Chemicals on the Red List have been found to:
- Pollute the environment.
- Bio-accumulate up the food chain until they reach toxic concentrations.
- Harm construction and factory workers.