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A Healthy Carpet Equals a Healthy Home - Less Volatile Organic Compounds

Lots of people have no idea whatsoever as to just what the acronym VOC stands for. To bring you up to par on what this stands for, VOCs are volatile organic compounds that are emitted from many household items, namely furniture and walls, and can also be chemicals that we drag in from outside, like car pollution that seeps in when you open the door, or pollution and chemicals that have attached to the bottoms of our shoes and enter our homes as we walk inside. In fact, recent studies by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) have proven that the pollution inside of our homes, due to these VOCs, is actually two to three times more prevalent than the pollution that we breathe outside. Fortunately there are ways to win the battle against VOCs, but to effectively do so you need to start from the bottom up and wage a firm war against volatile organic compounds--choosing VOC-free area rugs is just one of many ways you can choose to win this fight against interior pollution. What to avoid VOCs can be emitted f...

 


Wool Area Rugs Have Many Benefits Over the Latter

Lots of people are entirely unaware of the many great benefits there are to owning a wool area rug versus a synthetic area rug. One of the biggest selling points about wool is that it is an entirely all-natural material that is shorn from sheep each year and is naturally reoccurring. So you are not going to be negatively impacting the environment by purchasing wool mediums. Another positive is that wool is a very strong and durable material, so you can rest assured that your area rug will stand the test of time for years to come, maintaining its value and good looks. Wool versus Synthetics Synthetics materials are not all that bad. However there are some drawbacks to them. For example, synthetic silks tend to not be as durable as wool and some people may have allergies to them. Another point to make is that wool, unlike synthetics, does not have to be manufactured in a plant. Rather it comes from wool farms where sheep are raised for one purpose, to sheer their lush and thick, naturally growing wool and use...

 


Simple Tips For Keeping Your New Carpet Looking Great

One of the fastest ways to add instant comfort and luxury to a room is by installing new carpet. It looks beautiful and feels wonderful under your bare feet. However, it can be a challenge keeping it looking like new with the rigors of daily life. Kids spill, pets track in mud, and even husbands have been known to be a little messy, so keeping your flooring looking its best can seem difficult. The good news is that it doesn't have to be hard to keep your floors looking great if you use these simple tips.Lift Out The Flat SpotsFurniture can often leave a mark on your carpet through the flat spots they create. Not usually noticeable until you rearrange your furniture, all those flattened areas can leave your room looking a little odd. Luckily, flat spots aren't permanent and simple ice cubes are the cure.Put a few ice cubes on the flat spots in your carpet and leave them there to melt and then air dry. As the ice cubes melt into the fibers, the threads will lift up as the flooring dries. Depending on the width ...

 




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