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How to Make a Comfortable Reading Spot for Kids This post is part of the Beauty of Carpet campaign from May 2019. Read this full post at What Moms Love. Work with your kids to create a special reading spot where they can go to get comfortable and curl up with their reading material. This could be a cozy corner of their bedroom filled with pillows, or a secret hideout “fort." Wherever it may be, just make sure it’s somewhere that’s really inviting – if they’re on the floor, having carpet or a [...]

Carpet: Environmentally-friendly Flooring for Homes This post is part of the Beauty of Carpet campaign from April 2019. Read this full post at House of Hood. The fact that carpet is an earth-friendly option might not even cross your mind when deciding on your flooring. Carpet works the best for us in our home with young children and pets. It is easiest to keep clean and looking clean.  The hardwood floors we have downstairs show dirt and dust so quickly after cleaning them! The girls are always [...]

How to Style a Room with Carpet as the Foundation This post was originally posted on Chris Loves Julia as a part of the #BeautyofCarpet campaign. We know all about carpet! In fact, when we renovated our downstairs 3 years ago, we installed wall-to-wall carpet with a small-checked pattern throughout the whole space. And honestly–we couldn’t love it more! It’s warm and comfortable and helps dampen the sound of toys and the patter of little feet. Carpet also improves indoor air quality by removing [...]

How to Host a Romantic and Family-friendly Party (and Why Carpet Works for It) This post is part of the Carpet and Rug Institute's blogger campaign focused on the benefits of carpet. Read the full post at How to Host a Romantic and Family Friendly Mardi Gras Inspired Vacation. One of my favorite ways to vacation is to explore history and the best way to do that is by staying in a historic hotel. From Bed & Breakfasts to midcentury modern inns, historic hotels are all the rage and I love [...]

The Gift of Cozy This post was a part of the Beauty of Carpet campaign in December 2018. Read the full post. At the top of the stairs, around the corner and through the door, at the end of the hallway is the coziest room in our house. The room that makes you sigh after a long winter’s day. The room that makes your heart snuggle. The room that makes you want to kick off your shoes and wrap your toes around the carpet and pull up a furry blanket and pour a cup of hot tea and rest your weary self. [...]

CRI President Joe Yarbrough Talks Annual Meeting, Goals for 2015 on FloorDaily The Carpet and Rug Institute’s 2014 Annual Meeting was Joe Yarbrough’s first as president of the trade association and afterward, he spoke with Kemp Harr of about the meeting and some goals CRI has for 2015. Yarbrough spoke about the different goals of CRI and how one of the main goals is to make sure the consumer is well informed about the benefits of carpet. “Soft-floor covering is a very viable econo [...]

Carpet and Capitol Hill: What the Mid-term Elections Mean for the Carpet Industry’s Kemp Harr recently discussed the new political landscape in Washington with Tracy Hammond, Senior Policy Advisor at Polsinelli. Tracy and Polsinelli have worked with the Carpet and Rug Institute’s lobbying efforts for a number of years. The 2014 mid-term elections saw a dramatic shift with the Republican Party taking a majority in both the Senate and House of Representatives. This has major ramific [...]

CRI President Yarbrough Discusses Business Environment, Carpet Cleaning on TalkFloor Carpet and Rug Institute President Joe Yarbrough has served as leader of the carpet industry trade association for six months and he recently sat down with TalkFloor’s Dave Foster to discuss his new role and some of the issues facing the industry. Foster opened with a question on what the initial months have been like directing the organization Yarbrough has been deeply involved in for the past few years, even w [...]

Carpet and Rug Institute President Joe Yarbrough, who took over his new position in April, 2014, recently spoke with Floor Focus magazine publisher Kemp Harr about his first two months at the carpet industry trade group. The interview aired on the flooring industry news site, The interview started with Joe discussing his history working in the carpet industry, beginning at Coronet Industries in 1972. Then in 1978, he joined Alan Lorberbaum and Aladdin Mills and later worked at Mo [...]

The 2500 Year History of the Pazyryk Carpet Here is a look back at the history of carpet, but not just any history: Ancient History. Carpet has been around for centuries and the specific origin has never been verified, but it is known that the floor covering has been used in ancient times, including in the Persian and some Oriental cultures. The Pazyryk Carpet is the oldest known carpet on earth and it has been dated back to the 5th Century B.C. It was discovered in the tomb of a Scythian prince [...]