Author: Paul Tucker

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 [...]

Consider Professional Carpet Cleaning Professional Carpet Cleaning Makes Life Easier for You and Your Carpet While there are plenty of do-it-yourself cleaning methods on the market, hiring a professional is among the safest, fastest and easiest options. Cleaning professionals who utilize CRI-certified carpet cleaning products as part of their cleaning process are recognized as Seal of Approval service providers. Using these providers is an easy way to make sure that your carpets are being profes [...]

Simple Stain Removal Tips and Tricks Carpet maintenance may not seem like something that your carpet needs regularly, but it's important to properly care for your carpet to keep it looking great for its intended life. Regular vacuuming, consistent spot removal, and deep cleaning every 12-18 months are necessary to keep your carpet in its best shape. The following advice is to help you remove those pesky stains that happen in everyday life. • To remove ink, from a ballpoint pen, for example, use [...]

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Carpet in Schools: Safer, Quieter, Easier to Clean CRI has long espoused the benefits of carpet in schools. Many of the benefits in schools include noise reduction, fewer slip and fall injuries, and greater sound and energy insulation qualities. Plus, CRI research shows the cost to properly maintain carpet is less than for hard surface floors. Carpet traps noise as it bounces around a room, allowing students to hear with more clarity. This also helps students concentrate and listen to instructio [...]

Allergies and Carpet. Do They Mix? Carpet Q&A - "I've Heard Allergies and Carpet Don't Mix. Is That True?" ​ There’s a popular myth that carpet makes asthma and allergy symptoms worse. But in reality, the opposite is true. Research has shown that carpet actually acts as an air filter, trapping allergens so they can’t circulate in the air. In fact, in one study where carpet use was reduced by 70%, allergic reactions increased by 30%. If you properly clean and maintain your carpet, there is no [...]

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Why Carpet is a Great Flooring Choice for Schools For All the Right Reasons, Carpet is a Great Choice for Schools Carpet scores high on health and safety, acoustics and comfort, and environmental benefits. And, new research shows carpet no more likely to transfer bacteria than hard surface floors. Titled, “These Factors Drive School Carpet Success,” the article describes how “carpet is a better choice for schools than most commonly used flooring materials.”Among the factors that make it the pref [...]