Q: What’s the difference between normal carpet and “natural fiber” carpet?
A: Natural-fiber floor covering is often selected for its environmental appeal, because the fabrics are generally made using traditional looms from sustainable resources. The products present a more “green” option than carpet, and the material is naturally more biodegradable. Natural fiber is similar to carpet in that it’s soft and warm, but also suffers the same disadvantages of carpet, as it can trap dust, food particles and odor. It can also be badly damaged by water and difficult to clean.