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Will You Still Use Carpets After Reading This?

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Will You Still Use Carpets After Reading This?

Granted carpets have their unique look and feel… they are soft and comfy, bringing a warm look to a room. It’s important however to understand the demerits of carpet. Did you know that carpets are harbourers of allergens and trappers of toxins like pesticides that get tracked in from outside. Most synthetic carpets also contain VOCs.

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) refer to organic chemical compounds which have significant vapor pressures and which can affect the environment and human health. VOCs are numerous, varied, and ubiquitous. Most scents or odours are of VOCs. Some are dangerous to human health or cause harm to the environment. Harmful VOCs are typically not acutely toxic, but instead have compounding long-term health effects. They can be man-made or natural.

Some experts recommend that wall-to-wall carpeting should be ripped out in favor of hard flooring like hard wood, cork, tiles or even terrazzo.

If you can’t afford to replace your carpeting, you can spray on a carpet sealer, one that does not contain dangerous chemicals to seal in off-gassing toxins that are a particular problem with newer carpets. Vacuum weekly with a high-performance cleaner to pick up allergens.

Not to do away completely with the soft fluffy look of carpets however, you may want to consider area rugs, which if well matched to existing design, can be great at defining and sprucing up a space.

So tell me, will you still use carpets after reading this?

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Nkem Offonabo is a Banker, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian and Lead Editor, Crown Musings. She is passionate about Decor, Personal Development and Wealth Creation. She believes that every individual is unique and has potential for greatness if properly nurtured. She hopes to use her blog community to Inspire, Motivate, Empower, Transform and ultimately help people be the best version of themselves.




    April 7, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Na wa O. I am speechless. Thank God houses dis dayz have tiles

  2. Nkem Okechukwu

    April 7, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Hehehe, i for one never liked carpets. It is not good for my health

  3. Grace Liang

    April 7, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Lol! Definitely not! My husband is a big fun a hard wood floor so we only have a little tiny area with carpets. We are thinking to replace it with wood too.

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and I can't believe today is my 4 month anniversary! 😉 I love blogging! 😉 I hope to see you in the fashion world too! 😉


  4. Nkem Okechukwu

    April 8, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Hey Grace, thanks too reciprocating the gesture but don't be a stranger. hehehehe
    You are doing great with the fashion blogsphere so I'll leave that to you

  5. Erniesha Tibs

    April 8, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Uhhhhhh…thank goodness I am not a carpet fan. I got me some floor mats in the bathroom buh I think that is all we got in my house. How is mi mamacita doing?

  6. Nkem Okechukwu

    April 8, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Bathroom mat is cool as long as it's washed and air-dried frequently

    Mami, i am doing great and have missed you here

  7. Chineze Anigbogu

    April 8, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    I've never been a fan of wall-to-wall carpeting. I have an area rug in my room and that's all. I prefer tiles or terrazzo.

    Thank you for your warm comment on my blog, I appreciate it.

  8. Nkem Okechukwu

    April 8, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Thanks Inez for reciprocating the gesture. I agree with you, area rugs are one of the easiest ways to change the entire look and feel of the room.

  9. Lux G.

    April 8, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    I think carpets are too high maintenance for a house.
    Thanks for the info. I never would have known.

  10. Nkem Okechukwu

    April 9, 2015 at 7:22 am

    You are most welcome Lux

  11. Lohla's Melange

    April 9, 2015 at 10:26 am

    First off I love the new look of your blog.

    Used to love wall to wall carpeting, remember when it was in vogue? But maintaining it is something else. I prefer tiles or wood floors now, very classy and easy to clean.

  12. Nkem Okechukwu

    April 9, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Yea Lohla, it used to be in vogue but even then I do admire my friend's terrazo flooring. Bugged my mum until we changed ours to tiles just recently. Tiles are classy meehhn!

  13. Adaezenwa

    April 11, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    I used to be a fan of rugs but tiles are much easier to clean and its easier to manage spills on tiles or terrazo rather than rugs.

  14. Nkem Okechukwu

    April 11, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    True that! Very much easier to clean out and manage spills on tiles. Have you noticed the ooze from a damp carpet/rug? Damn it!

  15. Chinazor Ezeh

    April 12, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Wow! I didn't know this….thank heavens there are no rugs in my house. That damp ooze is so eeeeew!

  16. Nkem Okechukwu

    April 12, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Nazor, as in ehhh! Thank goodness to tiles

  17. Ms Lily

    April 13, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Carpet is not really my thing because i know germs and termite have a way of hiding in them. Nice post dearie.

  18. Nkem Okechukwu

    April 13, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Lily, Yea they do. Pls send your office addy to me asap

  19. ibe chinoso

    April 24, 2015 at 4:51 am

    hello Nkem! it's very interesting to know what one can really get out of the use of this rugs in our various homes,
    Brave Heart Blog

  20. Nkem Okechukwu

    April 24, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Hey Ibe, I'm glad you found the info useful. Thanks for stopping by, don't be a stranger. Cheers

  21. Alabekee Ola

    May 6, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    I never liked carpets for anything; thanks for sharing.

  22. Nkem Okechukwu

    May 6, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Dear Bekee, Welcome to my blog. Hehehe

  23. bolatito fashina

    May 11, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    No wonder the harsh smell.i don't do carpet, can't remember using it sef.

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