Carpet and Quality of Life
Carpet reduces the number of slip-and-fall injuries.
In addition to helping suppress allergy and asthma reactions, carpet also gives subtle quality of life advantages in homes and public settings. For example, carpeted floors ease foot and leg fatigue. Carpet also reduces the number of slip-and-fall injuries, compared to hard surfaces. And carpeted areas reduce noise disturbance—a peaceful benefit for schools and healthcare facilities.
Click here to read the National Survey of Public School Teachers on the relationship between a school's interior design and students' academic performance.
Click here to read a Nursing Times article on eldercare slip-and-fall injuries on hard and soft flooring.
Click here to read a University of Georgia dissertation on carpet's acoustic benefits in classrooms.
Click here to read a University of Georgia dissertation on interior design effects on student performance.
Click here for a report by the United States General Accounting Office on the Condition of America's Schools.
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