Give your indoor air quality a boost.
Much has been said and written about carpet’s alleged link to asthma and allergy conditions. It’s time we all set the record straight. Studies by the Carpet and Rug Institute (carpet-rug.org) indicate that carpeting actually improves indoor air quality because it works like a giant filter in the home. As gravity acts on allergens – tiny dust particulates, dust mites, pollen, pet dander and the like – they settle onto carpeted areas. These carpet fibers actually trap and hold onto those allergens and prevent them from circulating throughout the room. Carpet works to actively improve the indoor environment. By contrast, hard-surface flooring doesn’t hold onto allergens, so even the mere action of walking across the floor stirs them up.
You can ensure proper indoor air quality in your home by keeping your carpet clean and in good condition. Accomplish this two ways: Vacuuming regularly and having your carpets cleaned professionally every 12 to 24 months. Use vacuum cleaners with the Seal of Approval from the Carpet and Rug Institute. See Proper Vacuuming of Carpet for surprisingly helpful tips on how to vacuum carpet to more effectively keep it looking new. When professionally cleaning your carpets, use a Seal of Approval carpet cleaning service. And remember to always consult your manufacturer’s information on care and maintenance so as not to violate your carpet’s warranty.
Every Beaulieu carpet also helps ensure the highest air quality by being certified Green Label Plus by the Carpet and Rug Institute – meaning all Beaulieu carpets emit almost no volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
At Beaulieu, we want you to breathe easier about carpet ownership by getting all the facts. For more information about carpet’s role in improving indoor air quality, proper carpet care, VOCs, and professional carpet cleaning advice, visit carpet-rug.org. For specific information about the care and maintenance of your Beaulieu carpet, consult your product information or call 1-800-944-2840.