Seputar Produk Karpet

Seputar Produk Karpet

Seputar Produk karpet

  1. Can carpet affect a person's health?
  2. Is carpet an emitting product?
  3. How long do new carpet emissions last?
  4. What is the "new carpet" odor that sometimes is present after the installation?
  5. Regarding indoor air quality, is there any difference between natural and synthetic fibers?
  6. What can I do to minimize possible exposure to emissions?
  7. I have an allergy to natural latex. Will new carpet cause a problem for me?
  8. Do stains and soil-resist treatments or dyes used to color my carpet affect IAQ?
  9. Do carpet cleaning products, fresheners and deodorants, and pesticides add ?
  10. Why has my allergist recommended removing carpet and other textiles from my home?
  11. Will removing my carpet reduce my allergic symptoms?

FAQs on Rugs

  1. Where are the best areas to place rugs?
  2. How durable are rugs?
  3. What about maintenance?
  4. Can rugs be repaired?
  5. How can I tell how well a rug will perform?
  6. When is a pattern rug right?
  7. Can rugs reduce the noise level in a home?
  8. Do I need to invest in a handmade rug to get good quality?
  9. How can I change a room without spending a lot of money?

Seputar Produk karpet

1. Can carpet affect a person's health?
The carpet industry has worked very closely with academic institutions, the government, and independent laboratories to evaluate carpet's role in the indoor environment. Throughout those evaluations, scientific evidence has indicated no links of adverse human health effects to VOC emissions from carpet. Although it is unlikely you will experience any effects from your new carpet, some individuals have reported allergy-like symptoms after new carpet has been installed. Some of these reports investigated by the CPSC resulted in a conclusion that it "could not establish a cause and effect relationship between the carpet and health effects experienced."

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2. Is carpet an emitting product?
New carpet is a very low emitter. As with most other indoor products, choosing a low-emitting product, ventilating, and cleaning are the keys to good air quality.

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3. How long do new carpet emissions last?
New carpet's emission level will drop significantly within the first 24 hours of installation, and with fresh air ventilation, the emission level will dissipate to an undetectable level within 48 to 72 hours.

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4. What is the "new carpet" odour that sometimes is present after the installation?
This possible odor usually comes from 4-phenylcyclohexene (4-PC), a by-product of the latex binder used to hold the fibers and backing together. It, like a "new car" odor, will dissipate within a few days and is harmless.

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5. Regarding indoor air quality, is there any difference between natural and synthetic fibers?
No. All types of carpet have very low emission levels, regardless of whether they are natural or synthetic fibers.

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6. What can I do to minimize possible exposure to emissions?
Always choose carpet, cushion, and adhesives that display the CRI Indoor Air Quality Testing label. Before carpet is installed, ensure that the installer will follow the installation guidelines (CRI 105) established by the Carpet and Rug Institute. Follow the installation guidelines -- common sense procedures and the guidelines for keeping your home environmentally friendly -- at the end of this brochure.

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7. I have an allergy to natural latex. Will new carpet cause a problem for me?
The backing latex on broadloom carpet is not natural latex. The latex that bonds carpet fibers and the backing fabrics together is made from a synthetic latex, "SB latex" or styrene butadiene latex. SB latex is a synthetic, water emulsion made from compounds different from those found in natural latex. Latex allergies are the results of protein enzymes in natural latex. SB latex used in carpet does not cause the allergic, dermatological reaction associated with natural latex.

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8. Do stains and soil-resist treatments or dyes used to color my carpet affect IAQ?
Manufacturer applied dyes and stain and soil-resist treatments are included in the finished carpet tested in its entirety in the CRI (Carpet & Rug Institute) Testing Program.

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9. Do carpet cleaning products, fresheners and deodorants, and pesticides add emissions?
All household cleaning products and pesticides add emissions. Read the contents of the label on the container. If you have decided to use the product, be sure to vacuum thoroughly after each use to reduce any residue.

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10. Should I be concerned about dust mites in carpet?
No. Most mite allergen is found in bedding and upholstered furniture. Exposure to mite allergen usually occurs while sleeping, sitting, or through direct surface contact with the allergen itself. Dust mite allergen is very large and is not released from carpet into the breathing zone, even during periods of heavy activity. Maintaining humidity levels below 65% and regular vacuuming and cleaning will minimize mite population in your home.

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11. Why has my allergist recommended removing carpet and other textiles from my home?
One of the approaches that allergists use in allergy treatment is allergen avoidance in the belief that the removal of all possible places where allergens are held will reduce allergic symptoms. This is a misconception. Although allergen (dust, pollen, mold spores, etc.) may be present in carpet, carpet is not a source of airborne allergen that produces allergic symptoms.

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12. Will removing my carpet reduce my allergic symptoms?
No. Removing carpet will not reduce the number of airborne allergens that produce allergic reactions; in fact, removal of carpet may actually increase the amount of airborne allergen, because other surfaces do not offer the capability of holding allergen. Removing allergen materials from a carpet is as easy as regular vacuuming and routine cleaning.

FAQs on Rugs

1. Where are the best areas to place rugs?
You can place them any surface-wall-to-wall carpet, hardwood, tile, terrazzo, etc. If your rug rests on a hard surface, use a high-quality, non-skid underlay pad. This ensures safety and guarantees a longer rug life by absorbing the shock of heavy foot traffic.

You don't need a pad when using your rug over wall-to-wall carpeting because the carpet acts as a cushion. But if your rug wrinkles or bunches up, a stabilizer pad placed between the rug and carpet will correct the problem.

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2. How durable are rugs?
It's all relative, but synthetic yarns (nylon, polyester, acrylic, and polypropylene), and the naturals (wool and cotton) are usually durable enough to withstand normal foot traffic.

Of course, that traffic will eventually wear the rug out over time. But you can take steps to extend the life of your rugs. First, place them in areas away from heavy foot traffic and furniture movement.

You should also use a protective pad beneath the rug. Hair and jute pads should be as close as possible to the exact size of your rug to prevent excessive wear at the points where the rug overlaps them. Thinner vulcanized rubber pads are often a good alternative; however, some can be prone to decomposing, and they may contain sulfur, which can damage older, more fragile rugs.

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3. What about maintenance?
Each day, vacuum your rug lightly to prevent sand and soil from becoming deeply embedded.
Once a week, thoroughly vacuum your rug (up to seven strokes in each area). If your vacuum provides suction only, be patient-move the vacuum slowly to allow the suction to remove embedded soil particles.
If possible, vacuum across the rug slowly rather than up and down the length of the rug. This reduces the chances that you'll catch the fringe in the vacuum.
To protect against the fading, keep curtains or liners drawn during the heat of the day. Periodically rotate your rug end to end to minimize wear patterns and reduce the sun's effects.
Use a hearth screen to prevent sparks from damaging your rug.

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4. Can rugs be repaired?
Yes, but if your rug is torn or otherwise damaged, send it to a professional. Repairs can range in price from the relatively inexpensive (re-piling) to quite costly (reweaving a hole or a chewed corner). Try to get a written, flat-price estimate (as opposed to a time-and-materials schedule) so that you know up front how much you will have to spend.

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5. How can I tell how well a rug will perform?
Performance is a combination of fiber choice, density, color and construction. You should look at performance not only as wear but in the pleasure the rug gives you and your family. Decisions should be made on density and construction as it relates to decorating style and price point.

For instance, a light color rug will dirty faster and requires more care but make a room look more spacious. A densely tufted or woven rug will wear better because of the closeness of the fiber in the pile. Pile height is more a factor to comfort under foot and not a determinant to durability. Cut and loop constructions and all loops like berber wear the best in traffic areas but remember a casual berber style may not be appropriate for your decorating style.

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6. When is a pattern rug right?
A pattern rug needs to blend with the other colors and patterns in the room. Depending on your own taste, decorating style and ability to coordinate, a pattern rug can be a real eye catcher and finish the room. A rug with a bold overall design becomes a focal point in a room with upholstery that is solid or in lightly patterned.

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7. Can rugs reduce the noise level in a home?
Rugs work as a sound barrier between floors by helping to block sound transmission to rooms below. Rugs and rug cushions are especially effective in masking the "hollow" sound from foot traffic often associated with stark room settings.

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8. Do I need to invest in a handmade rug to get good quality?
Quality handmade rugs are a big investment. Consider your needs and your pocketbook. Machine-made rugs look strikingly similar to the handmade kind, but they're usually much less expensive. In most cases you will tire of a machine made years before it wears out. If you think you will ever want to change your decorating colors or scheme, we suggest you choose a machine made rug.

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9. How can I change a room without spending a lot of money?
Decorative pillows are a quick and easy fix for a room that needs updating. There is such an array of fabrics, colors and designs that you are sure to find something you love on any budget.

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