Tappeti works with suppliers and clients to develop a practice that reduces environmental impact where possible.
All our products are handmade and are predominantly made from natural fibres including wool, hemp and cactus yarn. Handmade processes and simple tools are used from dyeing the yarn, transferring and tufting or knotting the design, to binding, carving and finishing. We do not use industrial machines at all in any of our manufacturing processes. These processes allow for families to work together to maintain techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation.
Further, Tappeti is able to work with you on each project to ensure that the specification is compliant with the BCA.
For carpets and loose-laid rugs, the BCA asks that pile height and thickness should not exceed 11mm, with a maximum thickness of 4mm for carpet backing – to ensure ease of disability access. It also requires that carpet samples be subjected to testing in AS/ISO 9239.1-2003, to determine the ‘Critical Heat Flux’, or, ‘Critical Radiant Flux’, which calculates the amount of smoke emitted when the sample is lit on fire, as well as the time it takes for the sample to self-extinguish. For more details please look at our recent blog post.
Tappeti’s products have been specified in 5 green star sustainability rated buildings. If you would like any further information please contact us.