Category: Indoor Air Quality

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]