Carpet is a key decorative element which provides the principles of decoration via the use of color and texture. Recently, the carpet industry has lost market share because based on the findings, covering a floor with a carpet increases the illness, asthma and allergies. The use of soft floor coverings in schools, hospitals and other health care facilities has long been controversial as carpet is thought to contribute to the presence of microorganisms in the indoor environment. Indoor air is a complex mixture of bio-aerosols and non-biological particles. Among the most important of these are human and animal occupants that shed skin scales and other fragments, mold spores, viruses, and bacteria. Two types of antimicrobial treatments exist for carpets and coatings. The first type is used in the manufacturing process. The other type is an antimicrobial additive incorporated in a treatment of the carpet fibers during manufacturing.
Germs, bacteria and microorganisms are the main causes of diseases, infections and bad odors. The average amount of bacteria found in a homeowner’s carpet is 200,000 organisms per square inch. This amount is 4,000 times more than that found on an average homeowner’s toilet seat. Therefore, the use of disinfectants that can reduce the activity of these organisms can be important. In this regard, the antimicrobial activity of silver has been proven, and it has been used in many applications. The present product is an antibacterial carpet containing silver nanoparticles which prevents creation of bad odors in carpet.