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Types of Carpets for you home

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New natural carpet that is allergy-friendly

This new type of carpet is produced from natural jute, a hemp product

gel(Canadian interiors, 1995). This Hemp is grown without use of any pesticides and is completely biodegradable. Thanks to this it is environmentally friendly and by using hemp it provides jobs for people working on hemp farms. This Erutan project is aimed to create other biodegradable carpets, thus saving tons of carpets that are thrown out. Researchers from Erutan project are aiming to create carpet that after usage can be simply shredded and used as a fertilizer or other organic material. This is very good news for environment and also for allergic patience.
Visit erutan.eu for more information on the project.


Woven Carpets are good quality and last for a long time, however for this you have to pay a bit higher price. Woven refers to the technique of making actual carpet and how the fibres are connected .
Tufted – most of the todays carpets are tufted, that is the quickest and cheapest way of manufacturing carpet. Those carpets are created by inserting pile yarm into backing fabric and adding another backing layer.
wool carpetA wool carpet are most used types of carpets and is proven to the best type. It’s springy, soft,easy to clean, will retain the colour and furthermore is flame resistant. When it comes to cleaning wool carpet it is very easy to do and wonderful in results.
Synthetic – those are very good in places where they can be soaked and with young children. Those types of carpets are usually placed in bathrooms to provide best retention of material.

  • Nylon is very hard wearing carpet.
  • Polypropylene is a lot cheaper then Nylon carpet.
  • Polyester it can flattens well.

Carpet underlay can be very good for carpet to prolong their life, also by using underlay one can reduce noise spread in the house and have softer feeling to the carpet installed.

Furthermore when it comes to allergy one should be aware that carpet and upholstery should be cleaned often as they are first line of defense of your household and by this they will absorb lots of dust mites. You can also use tannic acid with your carpet cleaning substances to fight allergies even more effectively (Shape, 2008).

Works Cited
Canadian interiors, 1995. New natural carpet is biodegradable and allergy-friendly. Nature’s Carpet, 32(5), p. 9.
Shape, B. M., 2008. Allergy-proof your home. Shape, 27(2), p. 132.




Carpets can reduce allergies

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Carpet usage is very important when it comes to allergies, there is strong correlation between those and carpets filtering air in the room. This graph represents correlation between use of carpets and allergies in the country.

carpet_usageA study conducted in 2005 is showing that using fine flooring solutions increase number of dust particles and by this there are more allergenic particles that could be responsible for the reactions of respiratory system. Furthermore studies is showing that dust concentration is much higher in rooms with smooth flooring materials used.

Fine dust is substantial problem, especially for allergy suffering individuals. It is irrelevant what type of dust there is in the room, this in any case can cause irritation or respiratory system. Furthermore when ever there was a bronchial system irritation previously this can have very irritation effect on lungs and may be harder for allergy patients to breath and live in the house like that.

There is more to carpet then simple dust and soil in it. Carpet allergies can be cause by numerous agents only one of them is dust, there is danger coming from dander of pets nature and mould growing in the carpet that is natural, especially if there is higher moisture concentration in the house.

Carpets are virtually magnets to the allergenic substances, that is why it is good to hoover it ion regular bases and carpet wash it at least every 6 months.
This way you can avoid much of the allergies coming from the carpet and by this keeping your family healthier and happier in your home.



Furthermore study conducted in 2002 is showing that people having carpets in their bedroom are less likely to have episodes of asthma. This study have also shown that presence of carpets and rugs in the house is showing to reduce allergy episodes in the house and that carpet are trapping a lot of allergenic substances, for this very reason European Community Respiratory Health Service (ECRHS) is recommending to wash carpets on regular bases to prevent unwanted allergies.


You can find some of the articles here:

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 110(2): 285-292 (2002).