When selecting carpets and rugs, we usually focus on the look and feel. However, there are other important aspects that should contribute to your decision. This comes down to the materials used in the carpet and rug, the weave, durability and performance over time, as well care and cleaning methods.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at these elements to help you make an informed decision when buying your next carpet or rug.
Carpet fibres are the individual strands of material that make up the surface of a carpet. The choice of carpet fibre significantly affects the carpet's appearance, performance and maintenance requirements. Here are some basics about common carpet fibre types:
Nylon is one of the most popular synthetic carpet fibres due to its durability and resilience. It is known for its ability to withstand heavy foot traffic and resist wear and tear. Nylon carpets are also highly resistant to stains and are relatively easy to clean. They come in a wide range of colours and styles.
Polyester is another synthetic fibre used in carpets. It is known for its softness, vibrant colours and stain resistance. Polyester carpets are generally less expensive than nylon carpets but may be less durable, especially in high-traffic areas. However, advances in technology continue to improve the durability of polyester carpets.
Olefin (polypropylene) is a synthetic fibre that is resistant to staining, fading, and moisture. It is often used in indoor and outdoor carpets and is suitable for areas prone to spills or moisture. Olefin carpets are generally less expensive but may not be as durable as nylon or polyester.
Wool is a natural fibre that is highly regarded for its luxurious feel, durability and natural stain resistance. Wool carpets are known for their ability to retain their appearance over time and are often considered a premium option. Wool is naturally flame retardant and has excellent insulation properties, making it a good choice for both warmth and sound absorption.
Some carpets are made from a blend of different fibres to combine their positive attributes. For example, a common blend is nylon and polyester, which combines the durability of nylon with the softness and affordability of polyester.
When choosing a carpet fibre, you should consider factors such as the level of foot traffic in the area, the level of stain resistance, your budget and personal preferences for softness and appearance. Buying a carpet or rug can be a significant investment, so you should also consider longevity and how easy your carpet is to care for and clean.
Did you know that carpets can contain up to four times their weight in dirt and other debris? While they may appear clean on the surface, they can harbor a surprising amount of dirt, dust and grime. This is the reason it’s critical for your and your family’s health that you clean carpets regularly. Read about the Top 5 Benefits Of Deep Carpet Cleaning for your family’s health.
In addition to dry vacuuming, we recommend deep cleaning once or twice a year to remove contaminants, improve indoor air quality and help keep your home clean and healthy. Let’s take a closer look at ways to keep your carpets clean and healthy…
Dry Vacuuming is the most important step in carpet maintenance as it helps to remove loose dirt, dust, debris and allergens from the surface of the carpet. A domestic vacuum cleaner will help you keep your carpets as clean as possible when they are vacuumed regularly.
There are so many options when it comes to choosing a vacuum cleaner for your home – bag or no bag system, filtration system, suction strength You want to be sure that you choose a high-performance vacuum cleaner to keep your home as clean as possible. Read our guide How to Choose a Vacuum Cleaner for Your Home for some great tips.
Hot Water Extract Carpet Cleaning is based on spraying very hot water (not steam) on the carpet and constantly extracting the water from the carpet by very high-pressured vacuuming. This method enables any soil or dirt on the carpet to be removed and dissolved quickly and effectively. The advantage of using the hot water extract carpet cleaning method is the minimum amount of detergents and chemicals used. Many carpet manufacturers promote hot water extraction carpet cleaning as the most effective carpet cleaning method, especially for natural and man-made fabrics
Dry Carpet Cleaning is a method that uses specialised machines to clean carpets without the use of water or steam. Instead, a dry cleaning compound is applied to the carpet, which is then agitated using a brush or machine to help the powder penetrate the carpet fibres and absorb dirt and debris. Once the compound has absorbed the dirt, it is vacuumed up using a specialised machine, along with the dirt and debris that it has absorbed. One of the main benefits of dry carpet cleaning is that it is a low-moisture method, meaning that carpets can be used and walked on immediately after cleaning.
Bliss Home Care aims to provide Melbourne’s best carpet cleaning service to give you outstanding results every time. Our preferred deep-cleaning carpet methods are Hot Water Extract Cleaning and Dry Carpet Cleaning as both of these options use minimal chemicals.
We are incredibly passionate about the cleanliness of your home and we only use green cleaning products. This keeps your family, pets, our team and the environment happy and healthy.
Bliss Home Care provides reliable, quality, fully trained staff who are insured and we offer a satisfaction guarantee. Our Carpet Cleaning Technician is trained by Jane Dyco , International and certified by Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).
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