If the existing flooring is worn or needs to be replaced, installing carpeting
over it is often a cost-effective option worth considering.
is often selected for high-traffic "clean" areas such as family rooms and play areas.
As the carpeting
business grew, "we continued to out grow our locations," Weiss said.
"We also receive used padding from collection bins located at retail carpeting
and flooring accessories stores throughout our operating regions," Trick states.
Dry steam cleaning was performed on carpeting
with a Vaporjet 2400 steam cleaning machine (Advanced Vapor Technologies, Edmonds, WA) at a rate of 2.5 min/[m.sup.2] carpet according to the manufacturer's instructions for carpeting
and was followed immediately with powerhead-assisted vacuuming at a rate of 30 sec/[m.sup.2] carpet.
One hypothesis held that chemicals used in making carpeting
created the smell, while another suggested that microbes contaminating the carpet were the culprits.
Some manufacturers and distributors of carpeting
and carpet cleaning chemicals and equipment have developed analysis systems that can determine the "life cycle" or total cost of carpet ownership based on maintenance methods.
Nearly one square yard of commercial grade carpeting
can gather one pound of dirt over a one week period and up to twice as much during rainy weather.
While pulling the carpeting
up with one hand, slip the tape pieces back into the prepared hole one piece at a time (Photo 4).
Experience shows that carpeting
elevators goes a long way toward preventing the spread of dirt to upper floors.
SelecTech is currently testing new applications of its closed-loop process to generate carpeting
and flooring products using a portion of the estimated 4.7 billion pounds of waste carpeting
the country will generate in 2002.
That's one billion square yards of carpeting
- an amazing quantity when you consider that just a generation ago this "wall-to-wall" American staple was a luxury.
Health problems there erupted after installation of new carpeting
, but the cause was never clearly identified.
products are innovative in form and function.
In one house, the European house dust mite predominated, with 7,454 per gram of dust in the couch, 2,361 per gram in the carpet under the couch, and just 232 per gram in carpeting
where people often walk.