Category: Benefits of Carpet for Business

CRI Programs: Creating Better Products, Homes, and Buildings The Carpet and Rug Institute is dedicated to providing the best information on carpet and how it can improve homes, offices, and commercial spaces. Our programs allow consumers to have the best carpet experience by picking the right products for their floor and picking the best products to maintain it. Green Label Plus Green Label Plus, an ANAB-accredited program, certifies carpet and carpet products as low-VOC emitting products. Recog [...]

Hotel with Colorful Carpet

Classic Holiday Style and Family Fun in Charleston, SC This post is part of the 2019 Holiday Beauty of Carpet campaign. View the original post at Black Southern Belle. Holidays are here and nothing feels better than spending time with family. One of my annual ways to spend family time is by exploring historic hotels and holiday houses to get inspiration for holiday decor. Today I am giving a tour of the holiday decor in one of Charleston’s historic hotels. It is a great location downtown, h [...]

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 [...]