Carpets are quick and easy to install allowing the consumer considerable scope for fashionable creativity whether they are used in a wall-to-wall design or in combination with other flooring surfaces.Most quality carpets have excellent wear properties, which means that many years of comfortable service can be expected if the right carpet is selected in the first instance.
The Benefits of Choosing Carpet
The benefits derived from selecting good quality carpets in any type of application are manifold: what other type of floorcovering will provide sound insulation, energy savings, underfoot comfort, a safe, non-slip floor, and be easy to clean and install, with good wear and non-allergenic properties, while still providing the consumer with the flexibility for individual creative design.
Noise pollution in houses can have a serious effect on the well being of all its users and in this respect a fitted carpet plays an important role virtually eliminating impact noise through sound absorption.
Carpets can make a measurable contribution to retaining the warmth in a room and therefore saving energy. Carpets have low heat conduction and are natural thermal insulators creating a heat barrier.
Safety covers two aspects - reduced slippage, especially when wet, and a decrease in stress on joints The soft resilient fibres of a carpet provide a cushioning effect and excellent orthopedic properties.
With their superb dust-trapping properties, carpets are conducive to a healthy living environment. Dust settles quickly and is then securely held by the pile fibres of the carpet until it is vacuumed again.
Caring for your Carpets
Regular cleaning will extend the life of your carpet and maintain its good appearance.
Vacuum clean regularly and thoroughly to remove gritty dirt that can damage the fibres.
Deal with spillages as soon as possible, preferably the moment they occur.
When your carpet or rug reaches a stage where it could do with a really good cleaning, you can either do the job yourself, or you can call in a professional carpet cleaning company.
General Rules Carpet Maintanance
- Soak up liquids with white tissues, toilet roll, or absorbent cloth
- Scoop up or scrape off solids
- Try to identify unknown spots prior to treatment - if unsure, use solvent first
- Always work from the edge of the spot inwards
- BLOT, do NOT rub
- Apply small quantities at a time, applied to a cloth, NOT directly to the spot; work into the spot with a small brush or sponge
- Dry the spot, if possible, with a hair dryer