Category: Benefits of Carpet and Rugs

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

Cushion

The Importance of Carpet Cushion You are getting new carpet installed and you've done your research online, talked to your friends who have recently bought carpet, shopped and selected. Your new carpet is going to look great and there’s nothing left to do but wait for the installers, right? Actually, there’s something else we at the Carpet and Rug Institute would like you to consider; the cushion. Carpet cushion – also called padding or underlayment. The stuff you see on the day of installation [...]

Selling This Summer: 6 Upgrades to Secure a Speedy Sale If you are selling this summer, our newest downloadable/printable feature story, Selling This Summer? 6 Upgrades to Secure a Speedy Sale, offers some great advice on upgrading your home to ensure a quick sale. When the weather warms up, so does the real estate market. Spring and summer are traditionally the seasons when both home buyers and sellers are most active across the US. If you’ll be putting your home on the market this year, simple [...]

Study Shows Carpet is a Viable Choice for Asthma and Allergy Sufferers Dust happens everywhere, no matter what kind of flooring you have. The difference is, when dust and allergens settle in a carpet, they stay there until you vacuum them away. That’s what we’ve always said here at the Carpet and Rug Institute, and this week, a powerful new set of studies was made public that adds tremendous weight to that argument. The study performed by Airmid Healthgroup, an independent biomedical research gr [...]