Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Protecting rugs from furniture

Rugs can get damaged by any furniture you place on your rug. Common damage occurs from furniture weight and when furniture can be displaced. In either case the carpet pile is ruined. Most damage can be prevented using simple methods.

The most direct way to take the weight of furniture off your rugs is get an underpad. Pressure bearing underpad will even out weight distribution so that it is not centered on a small area. Another thing to do is get padding cloth for under furniture legs and corners. This will also remove weight pressure.

If your rug is damaged from furniture there are possible corrective methods. Wool rugs can benefit from steaming the area and lightly brushing the pile. If the rug fibers are thinned or worn, rug repair will be necessary.


Overall, it is good practice to rotate your furniture and have your rugs professionally cleaned annually. This will allow weight bearing areas on your carpet to breathe.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Candles and rugs don’t mix

So you happen to get candle wax in your rug? Have you made the stain worse with home remedies? Don’t panic there’s still hope for your beloved rug.

Wax removal isn’t easy but it’s still manageable. Wax based candles are easier to remove. It is advised that the area be chilled with an ice bag first. Using a dull knife lightly chip away at the stain. Remove the wax debris with a vacuum. Repeat until most of the stain comes out.

For the next step you will need paper and an iron. Place the paper over the stain and lightly iron it. Wax should come out gradually. Repeat for as many times as necessary.

Keep in mind that results may vary depending on carpet fibers and wax colour. Vegetable oil based candles may need a different treatment to come out of the rug. It might even require a professional stream cleaning.


Take care to treat the carpet fibers gently. Too much stress can thin the area and need repair.    

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Getting smells out of carpets

Unpleasant smells trapped in carpets will affect the quality of your living space. The first step is identifying the type of smell. Is it chemical, food based, pet oriented or mold? If you can’t identify it is a good idea to seek out a professional rug cleaner. They will be able to identify it and give your rug the appropriate treatment.

Chemical based smells usually come with new carpets and cleaning done with harsh chemicals. Some smells will disappear over time. Others need to be aired out to dissipate the chemical. To avoid smells from carpet cleaning make sure that the cleaning services uses eco-friendly detergents.

To avoid smells all together, it is important that you get your rugs professionally cleaned once a year. The deep cleaning will get out dust mites and other allergens as well.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Reasons to get the right rug for your business

Getting the right rug for your business can do positive things. It can help maintain your space, contribute to interior design and add customer experience. There are a few key things that go into choosing your rug.

Seasonal weather

Businesses in areas with a lot of wet weather or harsh winters should invest in the appropriate entry mat. It will help minimize carpet cleaning and a synthetic mat with keep water from absorbing deep into the rug. Additionally, people appreciate a place to wipe their feet from snow or water. It is also a nice idea to have a nice pattern to it have it say welcome.

Customer Comfort

Customers either have to take their shoes off or keep them on depending on your business. When they keep shoes on it is important that the rug surface is firm. When the customer has to take their shoes off it is important that the carpet feels good on the feet. Therefore it’s good to have a plush and soft carpet for this circumstance.

Design

Rugs can be the piece that ties the room together. It can do this through design and colour based on the business surroundings. It can also enhance the mood and can either make an area more formal or more uplifting.
Many businesses are under the impression that rugs and carpets are hard to maintain. However, with proper minimal maintenance as well as having the rugs cleaned by professional rug cleaners once a year, they need not worry.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Carpet warranty.

When buying any type of product, a warranty is essential most of the time. It gives the customer a sense of assurance that they won’t buy a faulty product. If they do they can always exchange it for one that is working or looks better. If a warranty is for any reason voided, the customers will not receive any compensation for a faulty product. Most carpet manufacturers highly recommend regular carpet cleaning services performed using Hot Water Extraction (also called "steam cleaning") 
When buying a carpet padding, there are specific details that a manufacturer lays out in order to receive proper usage of the warranty. This includes the density, and thickness of a carpet. When receiving anything for free that comes with package, make sure that the retailer or the seller gives you the right material that is stated under your warranty.

Warranties will always state the proper use of a carpet. If the carpet is misused in any way, the warranty will be voided upon returning it to the retailer. This includes the traffic on the carpet, pet rules or any type of natural light that the carpet receives during its lifetime. Make sure to always read the warranty label, before deciding where to place the carpet in your home.
When returning the carpet, make sure to always return the original receipt. If you don’t have a receipt the odds will be against you. Most likely, the retailer will tell you that there is nothing that they can do and usually not take your carpet for warranty.

Different kinds of carpet pads

Just like carpets, there are different kinds of carpet pads that are placed underneath the carpets for performance and durability. To extend your carpet's and underpads lifetime   regular carpet cleaning services is a must otherwise all the dirt will seep down to the underpad and it will start to deteriorate.
Urethane Foam Pad: When installing carpets, this pad usually avoided because its lack of support to hold up a regular foot in a residential home. Denser versions are usually used, ones that are found in upholstery. If you are looking for the cheapest way out, this is the pad to use.
Rebond Pad: out of all the carpet pads, this choice is one of the most popular. It is made of high density recycled foam, making its durability much better than a lot of other choices. This padding could usually last up to 10 years which is a very lengthy lifetime for a good quality carpet bad.
Waffle Rubber Pad: this specific carpet padding looks very similar to tire tread. The bumps in the pad are filled with air, so they don’t provide the same support and regular rubber pad would give. This type of pad isn’t really recommended because there are cheaper options that do a better job. This type of padding is rarely used while other options are available.

Flat Rubber Pad: This specific pad, is the most expensive and premium on the market and has the best performance. It will hold up anything such as furniture, and very high traffic areas all while maintaining its original softness. This padding will last anywhere up to 15-20 years, and is best suited for people that do not mind paying extra to have their carpet look the best for the longest period of time.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Tips for vacuuming a carpet.

Every vacuum has its advantages, but they also have their own flaws. There are certain types of vacuums that are meant for different types of carpets. when vacuuming a carpet, it is recommended that you use a powerful electric brush to agitate the dirt in the carpet.  Below are some tips for maximizing the effectiveness of the vacuum that you purchase.
Before vacuuming the carpet, go around and pick up all of the loose pieces that are on the carpet. The less dirt the vacuum cleaner has to pick up the better.  Minimize the amount of loose pieces on the carpet.
Scheduled carpet cleaning services is also essential. Try to vacuum your carpet at least once every 2 weeks. High traffic areas require more attention and you will see the difference when having a schedule vacuuming day for your carpets.
Many people think that their vacuums aren’t working properly because it is not picking up the dirt and grime properly. What a lot people miss, is that the attachments are there for specific reason. Different attachments are meant for different types of particles and dirt. If you use the right attachment this should change your opinion of the vacuum. A crevice tool is used for tight spots under large appliances and a small brush is used for furniture and mattresses. A round brush is used for steps and windowsills, and there are 3 different attachments for regular carpets. One important thing to remember is that you have to vacuum the carpet more than once. Vacuuming it one time will not make much of a difference. You have to go through it at least 2-3 times to see the difference.
Make sure to keep your vacuum properly maintained. The electric brush needs to be cleaned out once every few vacuums to maximize the efficiency of the brush. Change the bag every month, and avoid small objects such as pennies, paper clips and paper. This will clog the hoses and damage the fans of the vacuum.