Category: Indoor Air Quality

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 [...]

Right at Home with Indoor Air Quality There is a perception that carpet is a poor choice for maintaining good air quality. In fact, the opposite is true. The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has conducted scientific research and gathered independent data that show carpet is not only a viable flooring choice, it’s the best choice. What You Should Know •New carpet is one of the lowest-emitting products used in new construction and renovation – much lower than products such as paint. The already low [...]

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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 [...]

How Carpet Cleaning Reduces Asthma and Allergies The U.S. EPA reports that Americans spend nearly 90 percent of their time indoors which means that indoor air quality is of the utmost importance. ​ Many urban legends state that carpet reduces indoor air quality, but the facts support quite the opposite in that carpet is better for indoor air quality because it acts as a filter by trapping allergens and keeping them out of the breathing zone. In fact, there is no scientific study linking the rise [...]

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 [...]

Study Shows Carpet is a Viable Choice for Asthma and Allergy Sufferers Dust happens everywhere, no matter what kind of flooring you have. The difference is, when dust and allergens settle in a carpet, they stay there until you vacuum them away. That’s what we’ve always said here at the Carpet and Rug Institute, and this week, a powerful new set of studies was made public that adds tremendous weight to that argument. The study performed by Airmid Healthgroup, an independent biomedical research gr [...]

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Reducing Vacuuming Ruins Carpets We all know how important getting an oil change every three or four months is to the life of our vehicles. And I venture to say that very few of us deliberately ruin the engines of our cars by skimping on this regular act of maintenance. And yet it’s become a somewhat accepted practice to fail to properly maintain our carpets, particularly when it comes to regular vacuuming. This alarming practice of neglect began during the recent recession when many companies a [...]

Why Carpet is the Superior Choice for Indoor Air Quality It seems that certain urban legends never go away. The one about hard surface floors being more hypoallergenic than carpeted flooring is a case in point. There have been dozens of studies performed over the past decade that debunk this myth and that show that carpeted flooring is a better option in terms of hypoallergenic – i.e. not likely to produce an allergic reaction – qualities than hard surface floors. Of particular note is a compreh [...]

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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 [...]