Author: Paul Tucker

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 [...]

Mom and Daughter Vacuuming

Clean Your Carpet and You've Got Savings Covered 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 an [...]

Architects

Carpet Comes with Responsibility Built In Carpet is designed to look great and last for years. The carpet industry is also designing ways to reduce its carbon footprint. Manufacturers voluntarily address this problem by recycling old carpet materials into new carpet production or alternative uses such as building materials, auto parts, and carpet tile. Because less waste means a better future for us all. What You Should Know • Through the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), carpet companies a [...]

Why Carpet is the Best Option for Asthma and Allergy Sufferers For a long time, there’s been a misconception that carpet exacerbates asthma and allergy symptoms. In fact, the opposite is true. Studies have shown that properly cleaned and maintained carpet not only reduces asthma and allergy problems, it’s actually the best flooring for people who suffer from them. What You Should Know • There is no scientific study linking the rise of allergy and asthma to the use of carpet. Indeed, several stud [...]

A Great Investment for the Future The carpet industry is not only designing a way to make carpet last longer, it’s also designing ways to reduce the environmental footprint. Manufacturers are voluntarily addressing this problem by recycling old carpet materials into new carpet production or alternative uses, as well as refurbishing old carpet into new carpet tiles. Because less waste means a better future for us all. What You Should Know Through the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), carpet [...]

Carpet Improves Indoor Air Quality in Facilities When it comes to air quality, you can breathe easier with carpet. Despite misconceptions, carpet emits less and filters more compounds than any other flooring option. The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has conducted scientific research and gathered independent data that show carpet delivers the better air quality than other flooring types. What You Should Know • New carpet is one of the lowest-emitting products used in new construction and renovat [...]

Right at Home with Indoor Air Quality There is a perception that carpet is a poor choice for maintaining good air quality. In fact, the opposite is true. The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has conducted scientific research and gathered independent data that show carpet is not only a viable flooring choice, it’s the best choice. What You Should Know •New carpet is one of the lowest-emitting products used in new construction and renovation – much lower than products such as paint. The already low [...]