Category: Benefits of Carpet and Rugs

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Modern Carpet Trends The vast number of carpet types and styles can make it hard for a consumer to decide on the best option for them. CRI’s CEU 201-203 on Carpet "Basics" provides a detailed overview of how carpet is made, but what about color, texture, and style? What are the hot carpet trends now? Home decorating network HGTV published an informative article on the HGTV website to help folks who either are or might be redesigning their homes and are looking for some carpet suggestions. The li [...]

The Benefits of Carpet for Seniors A story I read recently in a building trade magazine that said hardwood was the best flooring choice for senior living facilities. The authors reasoned that hardwood was easier to clean and had fewer “allergenic effects”, but even if these two points were true, their supposed benefits would still be outstripped by the benefits carpet offers seniors. There’s plenty of information on the benefits of carpet for seniors (and everyone else) here on the CRI website, [...]

Why Carpet is the Superior Choice for Indoor Air Quality It seems that certain urban legends never go away. The one about hard surface floors being more hypoallergenic than carpeted flooring is a case in point. There have been dozens of studies performed over the past decade that debunk this myth and that show that carpeted flooring is a better option in terms of hypoallergenic – i.e. not likely to produce an allergic reaction – qualities than hard surface floors. Of particular note is a compreh [...]

Choosing the Right Carpet for the Right Application We all know the importance of getting the right product into the right place. That’s true for almost every purchase we make, including carpets. It’s interesting to note that the biggest complaint from consumers about our product is not that the installation turned out to be faulty or even that the carpet contained manufacturing defects. The biggest complaint seems to be one that “didn’t have to be”: that of not putting the right carpet in the r [...]

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Tips for Housetraining Your Puppy and Keeping Your Carpet Clean If you have a new puppy, it can be difficult to know where to start on housetraining. Thankfully, Georgia-based veterinarian Dr. Chris Stearns and professional dog behaviorist Stephanie Daughtrey are here with some helpful tips. The experts advise owners to be patient and stay upbeat and, armed with a little knowledge and the right cleaning products, the process will go a lot easier. Here are the tips: 1. Know Potty Triggers Trigger [...]

Swedish Study Shows Carpet is Better for Your Feet Let’s look at one obvious benefit of carpet – it feels better on our feet. A recent study from Sweden indicates the ergonomic benefits of carpet are significant. We’ve always known it: carpet is better for our feet, ankles, knees, and back. The Swedish study was initiated by the Swedish Work Environment Authority (SWEA). It concludes that carpet in the workplace is better for feet and helps prevent injuries more than hard floor coverings. The st [...]

New Carpet Adds Value and Other Tips for Quick Home Sales Even with the real estate market improving, homeowners are in a competitive market and it can be difficult to make a quick sale, so there is added importance in creating an appealing atmosphere for potential buyers. 'You can’t be too tidy or too well-scrubbed,' says Cathy Mansour, an interior designer and director at Aqua Hospitality Carpets. ​ Cleaning the home is a simple answer and a house can look good enough to showcase right after a [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]