Category: Carpet

Preventive maintenance is one of the best ways to keep your carpet clean

May 11, 2016 at 8:45 pm

Masland_Rug_Style_ZuluHow to keep your carpet and floors as clean as possible at home or the office to prolong the life of your carpet and flooring:

How to keep your carpet and floors as clean as possible at home or the office to prolong the life of your carpet and flooring:

This post is geared for an office environment but it is just as important in a home with a lot of children or even one with a lot of visitors.

One of the best ways to keep your carpeting and flooring clean is through preventive maintenance.  You need to get a good exterior and entrance mat.  These mats will help keep dirt from reaching your flooring or carpets so that it stays clean. Having mats at entrances is very helpful for dirt containment and reducing the costs of cleaning and maintenance. It is best to have an exterior mat that can be used for scraping heavy debris and an interior mat that can be used to trap smaller particles of dirt.

The strategy of preventative maintenance is as simple as it sounds: You keep your carpet clean by keeping dirt from reaching it. 

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Allergies and Carpet

April 28, 2016 at 6:12 pm

Steamboat-Grand-Hotel-Wool-Couristan-carpetAllergies and CarpetA common misperception is that people with asthma and allergies should avoid having carpet in their home.

Allergies and Carpet
A common misperception is that people with asthma and allergies should avoid having carpet in their home. Studies have shown that the opposite is true. Properly cleaned carpet helps reduce allergy symptoms and is actually the best flooring choice for those dealing with asthma and allergies.

Their is a significant body of research that shows that carpet is not bad for allergy sufferers:
The Carpet and Rug Institute, an industry trade association, is committed to educating people about carpet and to dispel untruths and myths. The CRI has this to say;
“The suggestion that carpet causes indoor air quality problems is a significant issue for the carpet industry to address,” said Werner Braun, president of CRI. “Through research, CRI offers information that is valuable to medical professionals and to anyone living with carpet.”
According to Werner Braun; ” An extensive toxicological assessment of components of carpet concluded that the chemicals in carpet pose no health risks of public concern. ” See more at:

Listed below are 4 more studies on carpet and allergies.

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Advantages of Tile Flooring

April 25, 2016 at 2:55 pm

Ceramic tile floor in a modern luxury kitchen

Advantages of Tile Any realtor will tell you that tile flooring significantly increases a home’s resale value.

Advantages of Tile

 
Any realtor will tell you that tile flooring significantly increases a home’s resale value. The beauty of tile flooring lasts an extremely long time if it is properly maintained. Tile flooring is ageless especially when earth tones are used.

  1. Radiant floor heating works especially well with tile. It is one of the best surfaces to install over this type of heating setup.
  2. If your tiles and the grout are properly sealed then it will withstand water extremely well.  For this reason it is one of the best options for kitchens, bathrooms and mudrooms.
  3. Tile floors are perfect for those who suffer from allergies. They are also great if you own pets as they can be cleaned easily and the hard surface can withstand your pets nails.

There are so many types and styles of tile to choose from that you can easily find one that meets your budget and fits your style.

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Why should you have your carpet professionally cleaned?

March 31, 2016 at 9:01 pm

carpert-img21. Keep your carpets warranty intact. Carpet warranties require that your carpet be cleaned using the extraction method every year to 18 months.

2. Extends the life of carpet. Regular cleaning can increase the life of carpets considerably.

3. Protects your air quality. Carpets trap airborne particles. These must be removed in order to preserve your carpet and support air quality.

4. Preserves carpets. Carpet soiling is primarily made up of dry soils. Regular cleaning removes these soils.

5. Removes stains and spots that can attract more soiling. Removing them protects carpeting from more damage.

6. Prevents bacteria and allergens from accumulating.

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