Q: My child has asthma. Is carpet a bad idea for flooring in our house?
A: Significant scientific and medical research demonstrates carpet is a suitable flooring choice for people with asthma as long as it remains well-maintained. Choose Green Label Plus carpets and cushions, plan for good ventilation during the installation process and practice routine vacuuming with a Seal of Approval / Green Label vacuum. Carpet should always be cleaned the way the manufacturer specifies approximately every 12 to 18 months. Maintenance will not only improve the home’s indoor air quality but wills also add to the life of your carpet.