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The Ultimate Stain-Resistant Carpet Quiz
by Staff
Whether you're a busy homemaker or a harried professional, anything that cuts down on the weekly housecleaning chores should be welcome. Stain-resistant carpeting is certainly a great way to make quick work of spills and splashes and it will keep your house looking great.

How do stain-resistant carpets resist stains?

  • They are chemically treated.
  • They are made with special colors.
  • They are made with special fibers.

Which is the most common fiber used to make carpets in the United States?

  • wool
  • silk
  • nylon

Stain resistant carpets can repel stains from:

  • spilled beverages
  • pet accidents
  • both of the above

What is the best cleaning product to use on stain-resistant carpet?

  • bleach
  • ammonia
  • soap and water

What is the biggest advantage of stain-resistant carpet?

  • It lasts longer.
  • It comes in many colors.
  • It never looks dirty.

Which of the following may harm your stain-resistant carpeting?

  • mustard
  • acne medication
  • both of the above

Which type of carpet is the most expensive?

  • wool
  • nylon
  • either of the above

Which type of allergens are often trapped in carpet fibers?

  • mold
  • bacteria
  • both of the above

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from many compounds. How do they get into your carpet?

  • You bring them into your home on your shoes.
  • You bring them into your home in your pocketbook.
  • You bring them into your home in your shopping bags.

Today's synthetic, petroleum-based carpeting is _____ for the environment.

  • good
  • bad
  • great