FAQs - Carpet
1) What are the factors to consider in selecting the right carpet?
A) Carpet Construction & Fiber
The look and performance of a particular carpet is determined by its construction, which may be loop, cut or combination of cut & loop. In heavy traffic areas such as corridors, offices and other public areas, loop piles of low, dense construction tend to retain their appearance and resiliency and, generally, provide a better surface for the rolling traffic of wheel chairs or food carts. Cut pile or cut and loop pile carpet are very good choices for administration areas, libraries, individual offices and boardrooms. The type of fiber used in making the carpet also affects the performance of the carpet. In commercial applications, the most widely used fiber is Nylon which is excellent in wearability, abrasion resistance and resilience. Nylon fibers withstand the weight and movement of furniture and are generally good for all traffic areas. You will also find Wool which is usually used in rugs and other residential applications. Wool is expensive and popular for its luxury because it is soft, has high bulk and is available in many colors and patterns.
Overall Colour Scheme & Pattern
Colors and patterns in a carpet can create a distinctive atmosphere and serve a practical purpose. You can use colors to differentiate department areas. Medium colors and multicolor blends are best for hiding soil in high traffic areas. Earth tone colours are used for a soothing effect whereas warm colours are used for a mood of energy and vitality. Do note that the color of your carpet will look different under different lighting conditions.
2) What are the advantages of using carpets?
A) Carpets are stable with non-slick walking surface that prevent slips & falls.
Great for cushioning our foot steps, minimizing slips and minimizing injuries from falls leading to bruises and other injuries. Not only serve as a beautiful floor covering but also provides sound insulation (noise-reducer). It acts as a sound barrier between floors by helping to block sound transmission to rooms below. Simple maintenance is by using a good vacuum cleaner to remove soils and sands effectively.
3) What are the best ways to maintain carpets?
Most carpets are treated for stain resistance & soil retardance but that does not mean "total stain proof." address spills & remove them quickly for easiest spot removal. Have your carpet deep cleaned on a regular schedule, before it begins to show soil - Every 12 to 18 months by a professional cleaning company.