Author: Paul Tucker

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 [...]

Holiday Traditions to Create & Share with Your Kids This post was a part of CRI's Beauty of Carpet campaign in December 2016. Read the full post from Frosted Events. Carpet adds a number of great benefits and is a great place for family gatherings, especially during the holidays. Misty Nelson highlights a few reasons great things to do around the holidays with your family. Holiday traditions are part of the magic of this time of year, those moments you remember as a child and look forward to [...]

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Carpet Provides Comfort for Your Home and Family This post was a part of CRI's Beauty of Carpet campaign in December 2016. Read the full post from Rachel Teodoro. The mood of the house can definitely be felt by all its members. If I am in a bad mood and greet my husband when he comes home from work with a negative attitude, that attitude has a ripple effect throughout the home. The same can be said for your children. It's important to create a warm environment that your family will want to come [...]

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Choosing the Right Carpet and Rugs for Your Living Space This post was a part of CRI's Beauty of Carpet campaign in November 2016. Read the full post from Modern Day Moms. Believe it or not, carpet and rugs can act as a filter, trapping allergens and keeping them out of the air we breathe. Allergens that rest on top of hard surface flooring can easily be disturbed by every day activity such as walking, moving a chair or bouncing a ball. This is very very important for young children, who have br [...]

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Improving Indoor Air Quality for Your Family This post was a part of CRI's Beauty of Carpet campaign in November 2016. Read the full post from Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles. Carpet is the lowest emitter of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hardwood floors typically contain a high amount of formaldehyde and VOCs. Of course, with carpeting in order to maintain adequate air quality and ensure it’s filtering ability, you will need to vacuum as needed. I, personally, find vacuuming carpeting t [...]