Author: Paul Tucker

Pet Urine and Carpet Technical Bulletin Owners of even the best-trained pets will occasionally encounter pet urine accidents and leave urine stains on carpet. Often, the urine is not discovered until long after the accident. The types of damage from pet urine can be diverse and are dependent upon the makeup of the urine. Urine content will change over the pet’s life because of the pet’s diet, medications, age, health, sex, and reproductive cycles. Because of these variations, some urine stains m [...]

Dust Mites Technical Bulletin Dust mites are found in almost every high humidity environment that is capable of supporting plant life. In a survey of homes with dust mites, 60% of the dust mite population is found in the bed, mattresses and pillows, 30% in upholstery, and 10% in carpet. There are two species of house dust mites, belonging to the genus Dermatophagoides, that are found in North America. Both species feed on shed skin scales from humans, animals, lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) [...]

Easy Carpet Cleaning Tips for Your Home Carpet provides good traction, absorbs noises, and saves homeowners money because it naturally insulates a room. And, contrary to popular misconceptions, carpet that is cleaned regularly is fine for people with allergies, and even asthma.  The best practice for keeping carpets consistently clean is having a regular maintenance routine. Refreshing carpets after a special event, a season of tough use, or simply any time of year is easy with these tips from t [...]

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You Can Have Allergies and Keep Your Carpets Carpet isn’t just comfortable and stylish, it’s a safe flooring option too, reducing slips and softening falls if they do occur – ideal for both the elderly and very young. Carpet also improves a home’s acoustics because it absorbs noise rather than reflecting it back into the room. Those who want to save money welcome the fact that carpet provides actual thermal resistance (R-value) – meaning when it’s cold, it retains warmth longer, conserving energ [...]

Carpet Spot Removal Procedure for Fruit Flavored and Sports Beverages While no carpet is completely stain-proof, new stain-resist carpet treatments allow most spills to be removed when immediate action is taken and directions are followed carefully. 1. Immediately blot the spill with a dry, white towel, absorbent plain paper towel, or cloth. Do not scrub the area. Scrubbing can cause distortion of the carpet face fiber. Work from the outer edges to the center of the spill to prevent spreading. C [...]

5 Benefits of Choosing Carpet In Great Britain, a government study uncovered an alarming fact: between 1998 and 2003, slip and fall accidents on hard surface flooring increased by more than 300%. Coincidentally, (or perhaps not so coincidentally), during that same time period a great many folks in Britain had been removing their carpets and replacing with hard floors in their homes and offices. The study results are mentioned in an article called, Why Choose Carpet? We've included some excerpts [...]

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Holiday Spot and Stain Removal Guide for Carpets and Rugs The very best part of the holidays is being together with family and friends. The problem is, of course, that all the fun and cheer can make quite a mess. So, as our gift to you this season, CRI offers some fantastic advice on how to keep holiday spills from lingering. ​ SPOT/STAIN REMOVAL So what about holiday spots and stains, including food and beverage spills, many with artificial coloring added? Quick Tip: Don’t hesitate to access yo [...]

Top Reasons Why Carpet is the Number One Flooring Choice Carpet offers a number of benefits for your home and today we've gathered several reasons why carpet is still the #1 flooring choice. 1. Carpet Provides Safety First and foremost, a carpeted floor is a safer floor. The soft surface and cushioned under-padding not only reduce the impact of a fall, but also the likelihood of it happening in the first place. Carpet is inherently slip-resistant, meaning it’s harder to slip and fall. 2. Carpet [...]

How To Choose the Right Entryway Mat Keeping Floors Clean, Safe Means Taking It to The Entrance Mat Commercial facilities managers are in charge o keeping their facility in tip-top shape and a big part of maintenance is prevention. For carpet maintenance, it's about finding an adequate entry mat: 12 to 15 feet for an office building or up to 20 or 25 feet for a grocery store or hospital to ensure soil is trapped and floors are kept safe. Along with the size, it is important to: • Evaluate the le [...]

3 Steps To Consider When Shopping for New Carpet CRI is the source for science-based information on carpet and rugs, but today we're focusing on some considerations you should make when shopping for new carpet. Carpet Color  While beige is always a popular choice and can make a room look spacious, bolder colors make a statement, and when chosen carefully, can provide the perfect complement for your furniture and draperies. Many homeowners today are choosing environmental colors, like blues, deep [...]