Category: Design

Blue i Style - Playroom In Basement Family Room

How to Design a Shared Family Room and Playroom This post was a part of CRI's Beauty of Carpet campaign in 2016. Read the full post on the Blue i Style blog. Choose Soft Surfaces Choosing furniture and flooring that will keep kids safe and comfortable is obviously of primary concern. Since kids spend lots of time on the floor on the floor, carpeting and rugs provide a soft surface for playtime.  ​ I used to worry, however, that the carpeting in our basement might not be the best choice for our f [...]

Beautiful Bedroom Carpet

Why Carpet is Your Best Friend This post was a part of CRI's Beauty of Carpet campaign in November 2016. Read the full post from A Blissful Nest. Wall-to-wall carpeting adds warmth to a room that otherwise would feel very... well cold. When in a complementary and neutral color to the walls, can be a great backdrop to showcase the furniture. I honestly prefer carpeting in a bedroom. It is so nice to climb out of bed and have your feet sink into plush carpeting! Carpet also adds style and personal [...]

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 [...]

Kid laying on carpet with paint on hands

Keep Them Home, Happy, and Studying: Creating a Kid-friendly Space CRI’s third feature story of 2014, Keep Them Home, Happy and Studying: Creating a Kid-friendly Space, gives ideas for a back-to-school project for your kids no matter what their ages. Would a great study space ease your child’s transition from summer to school? Perhaps an awesome lounge area could convince your teens – and all their friends – that your house is the best hangout spot ever. Whatever your objectives, a few design an [...]

Selling This Summer: 6 Upgrades to Secure a Speedy Sale If you are selling this summer, our newest downloadable/printable feature story, Selling This Summer? 6 Upgrades to Secure a Speedy Sale, offers some great advice on upgrading your home to ensure a quick sale. When the weather warms up, so does the real estate market. Spring and summer are traditionally the seasons when both home buyers and sellers are most active across the US. If you’ll be putting your home on the market this year, simple [...]

Mother and son shopping for carpet

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 [...]

Samples of color of a carpet covering

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 [...]