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THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT CARPET

Posted on June 25, 2015 at 11:20 PM

(ARA) - Carpet has gained quite the reputation in the past decade, fueled by a multitude of assumptions. But is there truth behind the rumors about this very popular flooring option? With a little investigation you’ll find many are completely false – making carpet a viable flooring option that can benefit everyone, from allergy sufferers to penny pinchers to the elderly.



Who can benefit from carpet


Carpet isn’t just comfortable and stylish, it’s a safe flooring option too, reducing slips and softening falls if they do occur – ideal for both the elderly and very young. Carpet also improves a home’s acoustics because it absorbs noise rather than reflecting it back into the room. Those who want to save money welcome the fact that carpet provides actual thermal resistance (R-value) – meaning when it’s cold, it retains warmth longer, conserving energy and reducing heating bills. Perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions about carpet is that it’s bad for people with allergies. But the 60 million Americans the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says live with respiratory ailments might be surprised to learn that the opposite appears to be true, according to multiple studies.




Allergy and asthma carpet studies


A 15-year Swedish study found no link between carpet and allergy and asthma attacks. In fact, when carpet usage in Sweden decreased by 70 percent, allergy reactions in the general population increased by 30 percent. In 2003, a study of school children in New Jersey found that having carpet in a child’s bedroom was associated with fewer missed school days and less need for asthma medication. These are just two of many studies showing no correlation between carpet and allergies or asthma.




How carpet helps asthma and allergy sufferers


So if carpet isn’t contributing to allergy and asthma problems, how is it helping those with the conditions? Carpet acts much like a filter, trapping allergens and keeping them out of the air you and your family breathe. These trapped allergens, such as pollen, pet dander and dust, can then easily be removed through proper cleaning techniques. Think of your carpet like you would a sweater in your wardrobe. If you wear a sweater, it eventually gets dirty and needs to be washed. Your carpet is walked on by people and pets frequently, and much like a sweater, needs to get cleaned regularly to look its best and last a long time.





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8 Comments

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Reply carpettouch
7:23 AM on April 30, 2016 
I like the way you explained about carpets and asthma. But for that you should keep your Carpet clean regularly.
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5:42 AM on May 9, 2016 
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Reply ErnestKaf
2:38 AM on September 14, 2017 
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Reply Paul Brown
1:53 AM on December 5, 2018 
I have read surveys that said the indoor air quality of some houses was much worse than the outdoor air quality because the carpets were dirty. Also, Kawasaki disease is also caused because of carpets. Therefore, cleaning them on regular basis is much better.
Reply Annie
1:51 AM on April 16, 2019 
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