Author: Paul Tucker

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 [...]

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 [...]