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Carpet and Asthma: The Facts

January 26, 2017

Bedding and bedrooms are the primary location for dust mites to thrive. That is because they need a certain temperature (between 18 and 25C) and 60% – 70% humidity to live. In carpet, the temperature and humidity is too low. The live dust mite is NOT the issue. The problem is their faecal pellets which, […]

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Carpet and Indoor Air Quality: The Facts

Carpet and Indoor Air Quality – The Facts Most manufactured materials and products emit gasses from VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds). This does not make them dangerous. For example, the distinctive smell of the interior of a new car (often perceived as pleasant) is the result of VOC emissions. The smell of a new carpet is […]

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Underfloor Heating: The Facts

Underfloor heating is growing in popularity. Suppliers have stated that carpet must have a thermal resistance of no more than 1.5/1.7 tog. This is not the case. In conjunction with the Underfloor Heating Manufacturers Association, the Carpet Foundation carried out a research project. Five different carpet types and two different underlays were tested over an […]

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Carpet is not toxic

Carpet is not toxic All UK manufacturers adhere to the OSPAR convention, the main inter-governmental agreement to regulate and control marine pollution in the North Sea and North Atlantic. Manufacturers recognise their environmental responsibilities – especially in this era. All process emissions must meet stringent regulations that are policed by the environment agency. The UK […]

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