Author: Paul Tucker

Life is better in socks

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 [...]

Interior of modern bedroom with cozy double bed

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 [...]

Brother and Sister

Indoor Activities for When It's Cold Outside This post was a part of CRI's Beauty of Carpet campaign in November 2016. Read the full post from A Million Moments. Most of our floors are carpet, and it’s a good thing because a properly cleaned carpet can help improve air quality by reducing airborne allergens, which means I don’t have to worry about them hanging out on the floor. It turns out that carpet actually acts as a filter, trapping allergens that are brought in from outdoors and keeping th [...]

Blue i Style - Playroom In Basement Family Room

How to Design a Shared Family Room and Playroom This post was a part of CRI's Beauty of Carpet campaign in 2016. Read the full post on the Blue i Style blog. Choose Soft Surfaces Choosing furniture and flooring that will keep kids safe and comfortable is obviously of primary concern. Since kids spend lots of time on the floor on the floor, carpeting and rugs provide a soft surface for playtime.  ​ I used to worry, however, that the carpeting in our basement might not be the best choice for our f [...]

Beautiful Bedroom Carpet

Why Carpet is Your Best Friend This post was a part of CRI's Beauty of Carpet campaign in November 2016. Read the full post from A Blissful Nest. Wall-to-wall carpeting adds warmth to a room that otherwise would feel very... well cold. When in a complementary and neutral color to the walls, can be a great backdrop to showcase the furniture. I honestly prefer carpeting in a bedroom. It is so nice to climb out of bed and have your feet sink into plush carpeting! Carpet also adds style and personal [...]

Doctor and Nurse

Carpet's Clean Bill of Health In any healthcare setting, patient care comes first. That’s why maintaining indoor air quality is paramount. The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has conducted scientific research and gathered independent data that show carpet is not only a viable choice for the healthcare industry, it’s the best choice. What You Should Know - New carpet emits the lowest levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of common flooring choices. Not only is it the lowest-emitting floor co [...]

Green Label Plus

Green Label Plus Sets a Higher Standard for Indoor Air Quality There is a growing demand to make indoor environments as healthy and “green-friendly” as possible. Choosing the right materials is a critical step. To assist in the process, CRI has created Green Label Plus for carpet, adhesives, and cushion to raise the bar on lowering emissions. Green Label Plus is a voluntary, industry testing program for carpet, adhesive and cushion products that establish the highest standard for indoor air qual [...]

Seal of Approval Program

Why are Seal of Approval Products Right for Your Home? A Guide To CRI’s Seal of Approval Program What’s the Carpet and Rug Institute? Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) is the national trade association representing carpet and rug manufacturers and suppliers of raw materials and services to the industry.  CRI members account for more the majority of all carpet produced in the United States. CRI is the leading source for science-based information on carpet. Its m [...]

Dorm Room College

Better Education Starts with Healthier Students To learn the most, students need to be at their best. Research has shown that carpet in educational institutions can reduce asthma and allergy symptoms of their students and staff. So, not only is your educational facility a great place to learn, it also becomes a better place to breathe. What You Should Know There is no scientific study linking the rise of allergy and asthma to the use of carpet. Indeed, several studies actually disprove any corre [...]

Family Reading on Shag Carpet

A Lesson on Carpet and Fresh Air It’s a simple idea: Take care of your carpet and it will take care of you. Not only does it look great and offer health and safety benefits, properly maintained carpet offers a host of savings opportunities. Research proves that over time, no other flooring option offers you as much chance to clean up. What You Should Know Carpet is cost effective. In fact, it can be 65 percent less expensive to maintain than hard surface flooring. While buying and installing har [...]