Category: Design

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Choosing the Right Carpet for Your Home Have you shopped for new carpet lately? There are so many choices – finding the right one may seem tough. But one thing is certain: the right carpet choice can add a lot of personality to your home. There was a helpful article on choosing the right carpet on the cleaning website CleanLink. The article was written by Doug Berjer, product manager for carpet cleaning machinery manufacturer Tornado Industries. Here are some tips for choosing the best carpet fo [...]

Designer Tricks for Creating a Stunning Master Bedroom We are excited to publish our fifth feature story of 2013 on how to design a great master bedroom."Simple Designer Tricks for Creating a Stunning Master Bedroom” has been picked up by media outlets across the US and is available to you for a free download on the CRI website. When it comes to crafting a master bedroom, making it your own is the most important aspect of the project. “When designing a space in your home, it’s always a good idea [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

3 Steps To Consider When Shopping for New Carpet CRI is the source for science-based information on carpet and rugs, but today we're focusing on some considerations you should make when shopping for new carpet. Carpet Color  While beige is always a popular choice and can make a room look spacious, bolder colors make a statement, and when chosen carefully, can provide the perfect complement for your furniture and draperies. Many homeowners today are choosing environmental colors, like blues, deep [...]

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Carpet in Schools: Safer, Quieter, Easier to Clean CRI has long espoused the benefits of carpet in schools. Many of the benefits in schools include noise reduction, fewer slip and fall injuries, and greater sound and energy insulation qualities. Plus, CRI research shows the cost to properly maintain carpet is less than for hard surface floors. Carpet traps noise as it bounces around a room, allowing students to hear with more clarity. This also helps students concentrate and listen to instructio [...]

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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 [...]