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Why Carpet

Breathe Easier

Breathe easier with carpet
It's a common misconception that carpet can adversely affect allergy and asthma sufferers. In fact, there are no scientific studies correlating allergy and asthma issues to carpet. Several studies actually disprove any correlation.

Carpet and Indoor Air Quality

Carpet fibers trap allergens, resulting in fewer particles escaping into the air. When tested, allergens trapped by carpet did not return to the carpet's surface or the air, even when the carpet was disturbed by activities like walking. Effective carpet cleaning - vacuuming with a high efficiency filter and hot water extraction - reduce both surface allergens and airborne particle counts, maintaining indoor air quality.


Over the years, Shaw, the Carpet and Rug Institute and a variety of international researchers have commissioned studies on carpet, allergies and asthma. All of which indicate that effectively cleaned carpet can reduce airborne allergens, making it a viable choice for families impacted by allergies and asthma.

For more information, visit www.carpet-rug.org