Category: Cleaning and Maintenance

Life is better in socks

Choosing the Right Carpet and Rugs for Your Living Space This post was a part of CRI's Beauty of Carpet campaign in November 2016. Read the full post from Modern Day Moms. Believe it or not, carpet and rugs can act as a filter, trapping allergens and keeping them out of the air we breathe. Allergens that rest on top of hard surface flooring can easily be disturbed by every day activity such as walking, moving a chair or bouncing a ball. This is very very important for young children, who have br [...]

Seal of Approval Program

Why are Seal of Approval Products Right for Your Home? A Guide To CRI’s Seal of Approval Program What’s the Carpet and Rug Institute? Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) is the national trade association representing carpet and rug manufacturers and suppliers of raw materials and services to the industry.  CRI members account for more the majority of all carpet produced in the United States. CRI is the leading source for science-based information on carpet. Its m [...]

Dorm Room College

Better Education Starts with Healthier Students To learn the most, students need to be at their best. Research has shown that carpet in educational institutions can reduce asthma and allergy symptoms of their students and staff. So, not only is your educational facility a great place to learn, it also becomes a better place to breathe. What You Should Know There is no scientific study linking the rise of allergy and asthma to the use of carpet. Indeed, several studies actually disprove any corre [...]

Family Reading on Shag Carpet

A Lesson on Carpet and Fresh Air It’s a simple idea: Take care of your carpet and it will take care of you. Not only does it look great and offer health and safety benefits, properly maintained carpet offers a host of savings opportunities. Research proves that over time, no other flooring option offers you as much chance to clean up. What You Should Know Carpet is cost effective. In fact, it can be 65 percent less expensive to maintain than hard surface flooring. While buying and installing har [...]

Mom and Daughter Vacuuming

Clean Your Carpet and You've Got Savings Covered It’s a simple idea: Take care of your carpet and it will take care of you. Not only does it look great and offer health and safety benefits, properly maintained carpet offers a host of savings opportunities. Research proves that over time, no other flooring option offers you as much chance to clean up. What You Should Know Carpet is cost effective. In fact, it can be 65 percent less expensive to maintain than hard surface flooring. While buying an [...]

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 [...]

Back to Basics: How to Keep Carpet Clean in Your Facility Keeping carpet clean is an easy way to add to the overall appearance of your facility’s interior and CRI is here with some tips to help you keep carpet fresh, clean and lasting, especially with Seal of Approval-certified products. The following tips cover the different aspects of a maintenance program you will need to keep your carpet looking great all year. 1.      Vacuuming Vacuuming is the simplest and easiest way to keep carpet clean [...]

Back to Basics: How to Keep Carpet Clean in Your Home Keeping carpet clean is an easy way to add to the overall appearance of your home and these tips will help you keep carpet fresh, clean and lasting, especially with Seal of Approval-certified products. The following tips cover the different aspects of how to keep you carpet looking great all year. 1.      Vacuuming Vacuuming is the simplest and easiest way to keep carpet clean and lasting. Regular vacuuming, at least once a week, is imperativ [...]

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 [...]