Category: Benefits of Carpet and Rugs

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Couple with interior designer

6 Reasons to Choose Carpet for Your Next Remodel Project Spring can be a great time to remodel your home and if you want to give your interior space a facelift, carpet can be a great addition to any home. If you’re considering remodeling your home, there are a number of decisions you need to make in regards to budget, style, design, but one easy decision is to include carpet as the flooring option for your home. Whether you’re redesigning a recently purchased home or the home you’ve owned for ma [...]

Baby on Carpet

The Benefits of Carpet for Your Home With so many flooring choices in the market these days, it can be difficult to decide which flooring is best for your home. Carpet offers a number of attributes that can enhance and add to your home. These include: Indoor Air Quality Carpet aids Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in two ways. The first is that carpet traps dust and other allergens51 and keeps them out of the breathing zone and they are removed through regular vacuuming. The second is by purchasing Gree [...]

Allergies

5 Totally Bogus Things You Only Think You Know About Allergies You sneeze when a cat walks by, wheeze through the spring and summer, and can’t even get close to a Christmas tree. As one of the 60 million Americans who suffers from allergies, according to the Allergy and Asthma Association, you may think you’re already aware of everything there is to know about allergies and the allergens that trigger them. You may actually “know” much less than you think. Misconceptions about allergies and what [...]

Paws on Carpet: What is the Best Carpet for Pets? Many pet owners who are in the market for flooring might think that carpet is not an option for their homes and four-legged friends, but nothing could be further from the truth. We found the “Carpet Shopping for Pets” Checklist to make carpet work for your home. Here is the checklist: 1. Stain resistance and durability Advancements in manufacturing technology have made carpets better than ever. New product features allow carpet to hold up to the [...]

Kid laying on carpet with paint on hands

Keep Them Home, Happy, and Studying: Creating a Kid-friendly Space CRI’s third feature story of 2014, Keep Them Home, Happy and Studying: Creating a Kid-friendly Space, gives ideas for a back-to-school project for your kids no matter what their ages. Would a great study space ease your child’s transition from summer to school? Perhaps an awesome lounge area could convince your teens – and all their friends – that your house is the best hangout spot ever. Whatever your objectives, a few design an [...]