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VOCs in Carpet and Carpet Pads<br /><ul><li> Carpet use in numbers: 22 billion  -               	6 billion - 70%
 Benefits
Disadvantages
health symptoms </li></li></ul><li>Cleaning <br />Regular cleaning <br />Clean liquid spills <br />Children<br />Use chemi...
Installation<br /><ul><li>Air it out in before delivery
Windows and fans 48-72 hours vacate premises
Install carpet last
Adhesives</li></li></ul><li>VOCs<br /><ul><li>Studies have not shown that levels are undeniably toxic
Levels have been agreed upon by CRI and EPA</li></li></ul><li>5 types of conventional carpet pads <br />1. Felt<br />2. Fe...
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Vocs in carpet and carpet pads

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

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