Do carpets and mattresses need to be checked for Shatnez? If not why not especially since lets say I walk barefoot on the carpet and jump on the bed barefoot?
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See R' Avrohom Miller's shatnez halacha series in which he says that according to most poskim, walking barefoot on a shatnez carpet is prohibited, or even not barefoot if the carpet is plush enough to cover part of your feet.