U.S. Manufacturing of Carpet

THE UNITED STATES CARPET INDUSTRY240 MANUFACTURING PLANTS LOCATED IN 21 STATES Industry shipments (1999) totaled 1.9 billion square yards (17.1 billion square feet). The United States supplies 45 percent of the world’s carpet. Approximately 70 percent of the country’s carpet is produced in and around Dalton, Georgia. Of the total carpet market, appromately 74 percent is residental; 26 percent is commercial.

Carpet, The Environment, & Sustainability

The Facts about Carpet and Sustainability For Dealers and Consumers IssueThe carpet industry is reducing its impact on the environment for present and futuregenerations. What You Should Know The carpet industry is concerned about the amount of old carpet that ends up inlandfills each year. Carpet manufacturers are voluntarily addressing this problem byrecycling old carpet materials back into carpet production, recycling old carpet intoalternative uses such as building materials and auto parts, refurbishing old carpetinto new carpet tiles and even hauling away old carpet so it can be reused orrecycled. Through the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), carpet companies,government entities …

CARPET, ASTHMA, and ALLERGIES

The Facts about Carpet and Asthma and Allergy For Dealers and Consumers   Making the right decisions about carpet starts with having the facts. That is why the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) sponsors scientific research and gathers data from independent sources to help professionals and the public make educated flooring choices. Visit carpet-rug.org to learn more. Issue Carpet is perceived as a potential contributor to asthma and allergy.   What You Should Know • There is no scientific study linking the rise of allergy and asthma to the use of carpet. Indeed, several studies actually disprove any correlation. • …

CARPET & INDOOR AIR QUALITY

The Facts about Carpet and Indoor Air Quality For Dealers and Consumers Making the right decisions about carpet starts with having the facts. That is why theCarpet and Rug Institute (CRI) sponsors scientific research and gathers data fromindependent sources to help professionals and the public make educated flooringchoices. Visit carpet-rug.org to learn more. IssueCarpet positively affects indoor air quality (IAQ) and is the lowest emitter of volatileorganic compounds (VOCs) of common flooring choices. What You Should Know• Carpet manufacturers were the first in the flooring industry to thoroughly studytheir products for indoor air quality effects. CRI worked with the EnvironmentalProtection …

CARPET: Pre- Installation

What to do before the day of installation Begin with your furniture. Remove all furniture and other objects and materials from the areas to be carpeted. Drapery Affair / Floor to Ceiling Interiors’ installers can move your furniture, but there is an additional charge for doing so. Before moving, you’ll also need to empty the contents of china cabinets, closets and the like. The contents on the floor of the closet need to be removed including longer hanging clothes. Any items on a shelf can remain as they are. Please remove all fragile items such as glass, pottery, collectibles, lamps, …

The Benefits of Carpet & Rugs

Provides warmth and comfort Carpet provides actual thermal resistance, or R-value.  In colder climates or seasons, it retains warm air longer, an energy conservation benefit. Carpet also provides a comfortable place to sit, play or work and gives a room an overall warmer feeling. Adds beauty and style You can choose from many thousands of carpet styles and colors. That means your ultimate choice will reflect how you want to personalize your living space. Carpet can be a neutral foundation, or it can be a focal point with vibrant colors and stronger bolder patterns and textures. Softens slips and falls …

CARPET: Where To Start

    Where to start Before purchasing carpet, you should answer the following questions: How is the room going to be used? Will it have heavy or light traffic? Will the room be the center of activity for family and entertaining? Is there direct access from outside, or will the carpet be away from entrances? Will the carpet receive direct sunlight? Today’s carpet options can hold up even to the most challenging home requirements. Ask our Designers which product is right in your home.  Contact us to schedule a FREE In Home Estimate today.