Feature Articles

Feature Articles

The Carpet and Rug Institute regularly publishes articles that are featured in newspapers and publications across the US. These articles focus on the benefits of carpet and how it can add to the comfort and style of your home.

  • 5 Totally Bogus Things You Only Think You Know About Allergies (147 KB)

    You sneeze when a cat walks by, wheeze through the spring and summer, and can’t even get close to a Christmas tree. As one of the 60 million Americans who suffer from allergies, according to the Allergy and Asthma Association, you may think you’re already aware of everything there is to know about allergies and the allergens that trigger them. You may actually “know” much less than you think.

  • Keep Them Home, Happy and Studying: Create a Kid-Friendly Space (78 KB)

    Would a great study space ease your child’s transition from summer to school? Perhaps an awesome lounge area could convince your teens – and all their friends – that your house is the best hangout spot ever. Whatever your objectives, a few design and decorating tricks can help you create a kid-friendly space in your home.

  • Selling this Summer? 6 Upgrades to Secure a Speedy Sale (106 KB)

    When the weather warms up, so does the real estate market. Spring and summer are traditionally the seasons when both home buyers and sellers are most active across the country. If you’ll be putting your home on the market this year, simple, cost-effective upgrades can help ensure a speedy sale at a good price.

  • Caramel to Cranberries: Holiday Stain-Busting Tips Keep Carpets Bright (105 KB)

    Whether it’s the ghouls trick-or-treating on Halloween, the gobbles of great food on Thanksgiving, or the gatherings of loved ones over the holiday season, you will likely be hosting an event at your home in the upcoming months. Food and friends make the perfect pairing for celebrations – but that can mean spills and splashes on carpets. There’s no need to panic when you know the tricks the pros use to treat tough holiday carpet stains.

  • Easy Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks from the Experts (109 KB)

    As the weather cools and daylight hours shorten, families tend to spend more time inside. After a long summer of open windows, sticky treats and constant activity in and out the door, you might notice that your carpets are looking a bit drab. Keeping carpets clean might seem like a daunting task, but with some tips from the experts it’s quicker and easier than you think.

  • House-training Your Puppy: Tips for Keeping Your Dog Behaved and Your Home Clean (142 KB)

    Few things are as exciting as bringing home a new puppy. Whether Chihuahua or Great Dane, a pup’s playful antics delight people of all ages. Having a dog can bring many years of companionship and precious memories, but before you ask, “How much is that doggie in the window?” consider a few expert tips for positive house-training.

  • Simple Designer Tricks for Creating a Stunning Master Bedroom (110 KB)

    It’s the place where you wake each day, rest your head each night, and go to when you need to escape the stress of daily life. If there’s one room in the house that should be a personalized retreat for homeowners, it’s the master bedroom. And with a few simple tips from design experts, you can easily take your master bedroom from boring to beautiful and add to your home’s overall value.

  • Staging on a Shoestring: Tips from the Pros for Quick Home Sales (138 KB)

    The real estate market is starting to show signs of improvement, which is welcome news for people wanting to sell their homes. This positive momentum alone isn’t enough to close a deal, though – homeowners must make their property appealing to potential buyers so it positively stands out from the competition. The good news is it’s easy to create an appealing atmosphere with a few staging tips and tricks from the experts.

  • The Surprising Truth About Carpet (117 KB)

    Carpet has gained quite the reputation in the past decade, fueled by a multitude of assumptions. But is there truth behind the rumors about this very popular flooring option? With a little investigation you’ll find many are completely false – making carpet a viable flooring option that can benefit everyone, from allergy sufferers to penny pinchers to the elderly.