Stain Treatments for Carpets, Part 2.

Scotchguard The classic stain proofing for many years, and its good reputation was justified. Scotchguard is a soil retardant applied to the surface of the carpet fibre. It prevents most stains from entering the carpet, making them much easier to clean.   Because Scotchguard is non-penetrative it will have to be periodically reapplied. It is […]

Stain Treatments for Carpets, Part 1

Manufacturers and third party companies have been offering anti-stain carpet treatments for many years. These are applied topically to the fibres of the carpet, ostensibly to prevent dirt, grease and liquids from soaking into the core of the fabric. As with most advertising the benefits of these products are largely exaggerated; and their effectiveness wears […]

CARPET CHOICES

  When choosing a carpet, ask yourself the following questions: Will there be light or heavy traffic? Can the room be accessed from the outside; will people’s shoes be tracking in dirt? Will spills and stains be an occasional or common issue? Will there be Sunlight on the carpet, possibly causing it to fade? If […]

QUESTIONS

I was told that carpets give off gas for many years after being installed. Most gas is gone after a day or two. Once the ‘new carpet smell’ has gone the carpet has lost most of the gas. The gas is formaldehyde, which is harmful with long term exposure. But carpet is less of an […]

SYNTHETIC CARPET FIBRES

There are many types of carpet fibre available. Some older types of fibre from the past have fallen out of use, having been superceeded by better materials in the 20th century. The various carpet fibres available today stay in production because they all have their relative weaknesses and strengths.   Nylon: This is a general […]