My carpet smells a little bit after the installation, how long will it last?


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“Upon installing a carpet, we frequently get asked, “What is that smell, and how long will it last?” That smell typically is the latex backing that holds the carpet together, keeps it from stretching, and keeps it dimensionally stable. It’s latex adhesive that holding that backing together. So since it is latex, it is very low VOC. If not, it’s pretty much non-toxic. It’s really a commercial strength Elmer’s glue, so to speak. “How long will it last?” That’s the other part of that question. That depends on the time of year. A lot of people in the summertime, springtime, and even the beginning of the fall they have their windows open so they can ventilate. But in the wintertime, it’s a little bit harder to do that because it’s so cold out. So it could take a little bit longer for that smell to dissipate. So consult with your sales rep to answer this question for you for your particular situation.”