Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Healthy carpeting guidelines

Many homeowners choose carpet for their flooring because the warmth affect to the room. For healthy carpeting, follow these guidelines:

1. Look for natural adhesives derived from the rubber tree, which are completely biodegradable and nontoxic.

2. Choose natural carpet pads, such as wool, jute, true natural rubber, horse hair, than plastic or synthetic rubber.

3. Ask carpet retailer to give you low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions.

4. Install the carpeting without adhesive.

5. Vacuum the carpets at least once a week.


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