Eco-Friendly

Sustainable natural products and responsible solutions

We realize that what we do impacts our biosphere.

That is why we are always on the lookout for ways to use sustainable products and practices. As a leader in the carpet industry, we strive to develop responsible solutions and willingly plan ahead to optimize improvement in all areas of environmental stewardship. In keeping with these principles, we aggressively research, develop, and employ new ways of preserving our planet and of producing products that improve the health and comfort of your home.

Natural Ingredients

By utilizing renewable ingredients that can be infinitely replaced-like wool-we are able to create beautiful carpets and rugs while preserving the earth's resources for future generations.

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Woven Benefits

Woven carpets last twice as long as those that are tufted. Increasing longevity by 200% reduces energy consumption by 50% and keeps woven products out of landfills 14 to 21 years beyond conventional floor coverings.
These woven processes use about 30% less fiber than those that are tufted. That's because less yarn is buried in the back than other constructions. Not only does this use less raw materials, it also gives you more face carpet for your dollar.

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Collective Action - EPA

Helios is part of an industry initiative exploring important new uses for old carpet-such as using it as an alternative energy source, as well as replacement for coal in cement kilns. In these efforts, we are working closely with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Matthew Realff, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical and Bio-Molecular Engineering at Georgia Tech.


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Collective Action - R&D

Our Research and Development (R&D) team continually assesses alternate materials and process improvements for our products and potential new products. We consider responsible use of raw materials and natural resources, design processes, and operations of all facilities. This cycle of continuous improvement allows Helios to capitalize on technologies and efficiencies that reduce our environmental footprint.

Collective Action - EPA

Helios is part of an industry initiative exploring important new uses for old carpet-such as using it as an alternative energy source, as well as replacement for coal in cement kilns. In these efforts, we are working closely with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Matthew Realff, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical and Bio-Molecular Engineering at Georgia Tech.

SPOT REMOVAL CHART

Collective Action - R&D

Our Research and Development (R&D) team continually assesses alternate materials and process improvements for our products and potential new products. We consider responsible use of raw materials and natural resources, design processes, and operations of all facilities. This cycle of continuous improvement allows Helios to capitalize on technologies and efficiencies that reduce our environmental footprint.

Green Initiatives

SUGAR VALLEY
DALTON UTILITIES
CARPET CORES
REPURPOSED EXTRAS
SUGAR VALLEY

At our recently expanded Sugar Valley, Georgia facility, a change in the laws meant that we could not build another septic tank. So we took a radical, new approach to dealing with our wastewater. We installed a small aerobic treatment unit that uses microbes to break down the waste and constructed two wetland fields through which the wastewater flows to filter out phosphorous, nitrogen and other nutrients. By the time the water moves through the final polishing field, it is pristine.

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CARPET CORES

At Helios, preserving our natural resources is serious business. That is why we exceeded the industry standard to create carpet cores made out of durable plastic rather than cardboard. The change might seem like a small thing; however, once we made the switch, we found that the small things can quickly add up.

For one thing, the durable plastic cores-made by mixing and then extruding our carpet-edge trim, soft drink bottle caps, and the stretch film that comes as shrink-wrapping on pallets-have three times the life span of the old cardboard ones. And unlike the cardboard cores, which sometimes break, the plastic cores do not damage the carpet. Once they are no longer viable, the plastic cores are ground up and recycled into new ones. Not only does this preserve one of our most valuable natural resources-trees-it also helps reduce landfill waste.

REPURPOSED EXTRAS

Helios works hard to eliminate waste. One of the ways we accomplish that is by recycling our leftover carpet yarns and scraps. The scraps are bundled and recycled into a composite that is manufactured into mats used by the automobile industry.

New uses for leftover yarns are always being considered. Excess wool can be repurposed into fertilizer since it is a biodegradable fiber with nutrient-rich composites. It can also be recycled into an all-natural carpet pads. As part of our collective action, these ideas-and many more-are thoroughly researched before they are deemed responsible solutions.