Category: Benefits of Carpet for Business

United Way Sacramento Gets a Bright & Inspiring Makeover with Carpet This post is part of our 2018 Blogger campaign featuring Design Sponge and the United Way of Sacramento.  By incorporating functional, but playful elements like pennants, felt signboards and bright yellow chairs, the room became a light space filled with reminders of why everyone who passed through the door was there – to bring “light and bright” to the community they serve. With The Carpet & Rug Institute donating the [...]

Doctor and Nurse

Carpet's Clean Bill of Health In any healthcare setting, patient care comes first. That’s why maintaining indoor air quality is paramount. The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has conducted scientific research and gathered independent data that show carpet is not only a viable choice for the healthcare industry, it’s the best choice. What You Should Know - New carpet emits the lowest levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of common flooring choices. Not only is it the lowest-emitting floor co [...]

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 [...]

Carpet Improves Indoor Air Quality in Facilities When it comes to air quality, you can breathe easier with carpet. Despite misconceptions, carpet emits less and filters more compounds than any other flooring option. The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has conducted scientific research and gathered independent data that show carpet delivers the better air quality than other flooring types. What You Should Know • New carpet is one of the lowest-emitting products used in new construction and renovat [...]

How to Extend the Life of Carpet in Your Facility If you are a facility manager, keeping the carpet in your facility clean isn’t just about appearance. Regular cleaning extends the life of carpet, creates a healthy workplace for employees and reduces its environmental footprint. CleanLink.com recently released an article with four tips for carpet maintenance. Here are their tips, with some added advice from CRI: 1. Use entryway matting When it comes to entryway matting, the bigger the better. Th [...]

Modern Office Space

Sustainable Carpet: Selecting the Right Product Millions of people go in and out of schools, hospitals, retail establishments and office buildings every single day, not realizing how environmentally-sustainable the floors they walk on have become. There’s little doubt these days that being green is increasingly expected. Businesses and consumers alike want to be good stewards of the environment, to conserve natural resources, to create more healthy indoor environments and to benefit from product [...]

Sustainable Carpet: Manufacturers Millions of people go in and out of schools, hospitals, retail establishments and office buildings every single day, not realizing how environmentally-sustainable the floors they walk on have become. There’s little doubt these days that being green is increasingly expected. Businesses and consumers alike want to be good stewards of the environment, to conserve natural resources, to create more healthy indoor environments and to benefit from products that are mad [...]

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 [...]

Preparing for Winter’s Wrath We all know that winter can take a toll on our health and our spirits, and it can also wreak havoc on our homes, our cars, and our places of business. One of the most frequently asked questions posed to us at CRI is how we can best protect carpet when the weather turns wet, slick, and messy. Specifically, business owners and retailers are concerned about this issue, as most of them have very heavy traffic flow through their public entryways. The most important thing [...]

School Hall

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 [...]