Plush, Piles and Prints: How much do you know about carpet?
We walk on it every day, so we aught to show it some more respect. Carpet has a colorful history, popular present and bright future, but how much do you about this functional yet decorative creature comfort?
Which U.S. government agency stipulates standards for carpeting in certain homes?
Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of the Interior
Most of the carpet purchased in the U.S. is made in which state?
How does carpet compare with other floor coverings in the level of volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions?
Carpet is the highest in VOC emissions.
Carpet has the same amount of VOC emissions as wooden floors.
Carpet has the lowest VOC emissions.
When are you more likely to get a static electricity shock after walking across carpet?
if the humidity is low
if it's raining
if there's a cat in the house
What type of carpet features many colors woven into an intricate design?
In addition to the Carpet and Rug Industry seal of approval, some carpet cleaners also get what?
Safe for Pets seal from the American Humane Society
Green Home Product seal from the Environmental Protection Agency
Certified Space Technology seal from the Space Foundation
What safety advantage do wool carpets have over synthetic carpets?
They're naturally hypoallergenic.
They're naturally fire-resistant.
They're naturally static-free.
Carpeting your home can ______.
lower your energy bills
decrease your home's value
encourage you to entertain more
Carpet has been shown to do what in schools?
improve student learning
need replacing every 6 months
After installing new carpet in your house, what home fixtures may need adjusting?
What's one advantage synthetic carpets have over wool carpets?
They're resistant to mildew.
They don't need to be cleaned as often.
They offer a wider variety of styles.
What are PET carpets made from?
petroleum enriched triglycerides
plant fiber byproducts from ethanol production
recycled plastic drink bottles
Most of the cost of carpet comes from what?
the complexity of the style
the type of fibers used
Which of the following is NOT a benefit of carpet padding?
It protects the carpet from wear and tear.
It provides additional insulation to your home.
It helps draw spills away from your carpet.
Why do carpet pads come in different thicknesses?
Some people are more prone to falls and need more padding.
Different carpets need different levels of support.
You need a thicker pad on concrete than on a wooden subfloor.
In some versions of the Aladdin legend, Aladdin has a special carpet. How does he use it?
He covered the trap door that led to his secret treasure room.
He flew on it.
He rolled the bodies of his enemies in it.
Where did someone actually ride a flying carpet?
International Space Station
If you are "called on the carpet," what's happening?
You're getting an award.
You're being scolded.
You're next up for a wrestling match.
The red carpet is rolled out for whom?
heroes and VIPs
Communist Party members
Which royal figure was supposedly rolled up in a rug and smuggled into a palace?