SAN RAFAEL — It’s often assumed that carpet diminishes indoor air quality, but this isn’t necessarily the case. In fact, studies conducted by The Carpet and Rug Institute show that carpet may actually have the opposite effect and improve indoor air quality.
There’s a good explanation for carpet’s positive effect on indoor air quality: it provides a place for airborne particulates to land, making them easier to remove during cleaning. More than that, carpet actually attracts airborne particles and traps them on the floor. By contrast, in homes with hard floors, particles like mold spores, dander and dirt can remain airborne for up to 45 minutes before settling.
While carpet’s ability to capture airborne particles can benefit those with allergies and respiratory issues, Read more