Category: Indoor Air Quality

Study Shows Carpet is a Viable Choice for Those with Asthma and Allergies 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 [...]

Vacuum path on carpet

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 [...]