Category: Seal of Approval

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CRI Spot Solver: Remove Stains Quickly and Simply CRI is all about providing the best information on all things carpet to make is a benefit for your home or facility. The CRI Spot Solver is a free web tool with the information to help you get that pesky spot or stain out of your carpet. Carpet cleaning is a necessary part of maintaining the appearance and longevity of carpet in your home or facility. Vacuuming and deep cleaning are the biggest aspects of carpet cleaning, but removing spots and s [...]

Seal of Approval Program

Why are Seal of Approval Products Right for Your Home? A Guide To CRI’s Seal of Approval Program What’s the Carpet and Rug Institute? Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) is the national trade association representing carpet and rug manufacturers and suppliers of raw materials and services to the industry.  CRI members account for more the majority of all carpet produced in the United States. CRI is the leading source for science-based information on carpet. Its m [...]

Back to Basics: How to Keep Carpet Clean in Your Home Keeping carpet clean is an easy way to add to the overall appearance of your home and these tips will help you keep carpet fresh, clean and lasting, especially with Seal of Approval-certified products. The following tips cover the different aspects of how to keep you carpet looking great all year. 1.      Vacuuming Vacuuming is the simplest and easiest way to keep carpet clean and lasting. Regular vacuuming, at least once a week, is imperativ [...]


Sustainable Carpet: Installation and Maintenance Millions of people go in and out of schools, hospitals, retail establishments and office buildings every single day, not realizing how environmentally-sustainable the floors they walk on have become. There’s little doubt these days that being green is increasingly expected. Businesses and consumers alike want to be good stewards of the environment, to conserve natural resources, to create more healthy indoor environments and to benefit from produc [...]

Vacuum Cleaner

The Importance of Vacuuming The Carpet and Rug Institute frequently promotes the best ways to care for and maintain carpet, and today we’re going back to basics by focusing on the importance of vacuuming. Vacuuming is one of the best ways for you to take care of carpet and get the most out of your investment in carpet. This is something we teach a lot at the Carpet and Rug Institute because vacuuming is also one of the easiest ways to take proper care of carpet. Vacuuming carpet is very similar [...]

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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 [...]

Top 10 Reasons to Have Carpets Professionally Cleaned Cleanfax Online recently released a “top ten” list from CFR (Continuous Flow Recycling) of reasons to have carpets professionally cleaned throughout the year. Here is the list: Prolongs the life of carpeting. Regular carpet cleaning using the extraction method can increase the life of carpets significantly, protecting your floor covering investment. Protects indoor air quality. Carpets trap airborne pollutants; however, eventually, those poll [...]

Chocolate Labrador Retriever Puppy

Tips for Housetraining Your Puppy and Keeping Your Carpet Clean If you have a new puppy, it can be difficult to know where to start on housetraining. Thankfully, Georgia-based veterinarian Dr. Chris Stearns and professional dog behaviorist Stephanie Daughtrey are here with some helpful tips. The experts advise owners to be patient and stay upbeat and, armed with a little knowledge and the right cleaning products, the process will go a lot easier. Here are the tips: 1. Know Potty Triggers Trigger [...]

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 [...]

Dust Mites Technical Bulletin Dust mites are found in almost every high humidity environment that is capable of supporting plant life. In a survey of homes with dust mites, 60% of the dust mite population is found in the bed, mattresses and pillows, 30% in upholstery, and 10% in carpet. There are two species of house dust mites, belonging to the genus Dermatophagoides, that are found in North America. Both species feed on shed skin scales from humans, animals, lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) [...]