The following Carpet Glossary has been amassed from years of collecting carpet related terms. Many of these carpet terms have been borrowed from various sources over the years and in many cases the original source has been lost. In essence, these terms and definitions may be found in numerous publications with the exact verbiage, making it impossible to decipher the original source. Our apologies to the original authors.
Carpet can actually have a positive impact on allergies if proper carpet cleaning is performed. Dust mites, mold, mildew, fungi, and allergens are easily and effectively removed with proper carpet cleaning. Prior to removal these allergens are trapped out of the respirable breathing zone within the carpet pile fibers. Other flooring surfaces allow allergen to become airborne with each footstep.