Author: Paul Tucker

How to Style a Room with Carpet as the Foundation This post was originally posted on Chris Loves Julia as a part of the #BeautyofCarpet campaign. We know all about carpet! In fact, when we renovated our downstairs 3 years ago, we installed wall-to-wall carpet with a small-checked pattern throughout the whole space. And honestly–we couldn’t love it more! It’s warm and comfortable and helps dampen the sound of toys and the patter of little feet. Carpet also improves indoor air quality by removing [...]

How to Host a Romantic and Family-friendly Party (and Why Carpet Works for It) This post is part of the Carpet and Rug Institute's blogger campaign focused on the benefits of carpet. Read the full post at How to Host a Romantic and Family Friendly Mardi Gras Inspired Vacation. One of my favorite ways to vacation is to explore history and the best way to do that is by staying in a historic hotel. From Bed & Breakfasts to midcentury modern inns, historic hotels are all the rage and I love [...]

The Basics of Carpet Cleaning: Create a Vacuum Schedule Carpet's benefits are numerous for both homes and facilities. However, it's imperative to properly maintain carpet to get the most out of these benefits. Removing soil when it’s on the surface before it gets ingrained in the carpet fiber, is the first and most important step in carpet maintenance. Use slow, repetitive motions that overlap (about four swipes), ensuring you get right up to the edges where dust, pollen, and pet dander like to [...]

The Gift of Cozy This post was a part of the Beauty of Carpet campaign in December 2018. Read the full post. At the top of the stairs, around the corner and through the door, at the end of the hallway is the coziest room in our house. The room that makes you sigh after a long winter’s day. The room that makes your heart snuggle. The room that makes you want to kick off your shoes and wrap your toes around the carpet and pull up a furry blanket and pour a cup of hot tea and rest your weary self. [...]

United Way Sacramento Gets a Bright & Inspiring Makeover with Carpet This post is part of our 2018 Blogger campaign featuring Design Sponge and the United Way of Sacramento.  By incorporating functional, but playful elements like pennants, felt signboards and bright yellow chairs, the room became a light space filled with reminders of why everyone who passed through the door was there – to bring “light and bright” to the community they serve. With The Carpet & Rug Institute donating the [...]

DIY Floor Pillows + Benefits of Carpet This post was a part of CRI's Beauty of Carpet campaign in November 2017. We love cuddling up on soft, warm carpet and enjoying family time together with these fun DIY floor pillows! Did you know carpet actually is GOOD for allergy sufferers? This came as news to me and I bet you’re surprised too. I’ll show you what I discovered when I teamed up with the Carpet &  Rug Institute. If you or your children suffer from allergies or asthma you may be hesitant [...]

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4 Reasons Why You Should Have Carpet in Your Home This post was a part of CRI's Beauty of Carpet campaign in November 2017. Aside from adding style and comfort to our house, carpet has so many other purposes such as improving indoor air quality and even allergies! I always believed that hardwood floors and tile were better for those with seasonal allergies and with allergies to dust and pet dander, but I was so wrong! The Carpet and Rug Institute is working hard to educate people on the facts an [...]

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Fun Ways to Encourage Kids to Read This post was a part of CRI's Beauty of Carpet campaign in November 2017. I know that for some kids, books don't hold the same appeal, and, for some, they may even be a source of frustration. After talking with friends and looking at what has been working well in our house, I've compiled some easy and fun tips to encourage young kids to love books, even before they can actually read the words on the pages! I am grateful to The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) for [...]

Designing with Carpet and Rugs at Home This post is a part of CRI's Beauty of Carpet campaign for May 2017. Read the full post from Studio McGee. If you have kids, wall-to-wall carpet makes it a great, healthy, cozy spot to run around on, and they can crawl and jump around with a soft place to land. Carpet also improves the acoustics of a room and reduces noise. I also love to wake up with soft carpet under my feet.  As a bonus, carpet also keeps allergens out of the air! Learn more about design [...]

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CRI 104/105 Now Include Videos and Spanish Translation The Carpet and Rug Institute recently added instructional videos to its CRI 104 and 105 Carpet Installation Standards along with a Spanish translation of the standards. In a statement, CRI President Joe Yarbrough expressed pride in the success of the standards and hopes the new additions will help the standards continue to be the best guide for installing carpet. “CRI and our members are very proud of the success of our installation standard [...]