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    • VOCs in Carpet and Carpet Pads
      • Carpet use in numbers: 22 billion - 6 billion - 70%
      • Benefits
      • Disadvantages
      • health symptoms
    • Cleaning
      Regular cleaning
      Clean liquid spills
      Children
      Use chemical free carpet cleaners
    • Installation
      • Air it out in before delivery
      • Windows and fans 48-72 hours vacate premises
      • Install carpet last
      • Adhesives
    • VOCs
      • Studies have not shown that levels are undeniably toxic
      • Levels have been agreed upon by CRI and EPA
    • 5 types of conventional carpet pads
      1. Felt
      2. Felt (Rubberized or latex)
      3. Sponge Rubber (flat and waffle sponge)
      4. Urethane (prime and densified prime)
      5. Urethane (bonded)
    • Natural Carpets
      • Wool
      • Cotton
      • Hemp
      Synthetic carpet fibers are made from fossil fuels, and carpets made of nylon and olefin are usually backed with harmful PVC plastic.
    • Carpet Fibers
      "Fiber is the basic material that a carpet is made up of. Over ninety percent of all of the carpet made today is made up of synthetic fiber. The rest is natural fiber, most commonly wool."
      http://www.wfca.org/carpet/howmade.aspx
      Fibers can be woven in three ways
      • Single
      • Blended natural
      • Synthetic.
    • Two main types of fibers
      • Nylon - most common
      • Polypropylene – only light traffic areas
      Together make up 95% of carpet today
      3 ways Fibers are chosen
      • Durability
      • Appearance
      • Cost
    • Carpet Prices
      Carpet Prices
      • Cheap polypropylene = $10 yd2
      • Fine wool = $90 yd2
      Padding Prices
      • Cheap padding = $5 yd2
      • Green padding = $9yd2