Catherine Carpet July 02nd, 2018 - 09:46:19
Determining cost vs. value can be a bit of a balancing act. Understanding use and traffic may also keep you from buying budget priced carpet that over time will be disappointing. Short-term savings may result in greater long term cost. Maintenance: No matter what style or price carpet you choose without proper care and maintenance it will wear-out prematurely and need to be replaced before its time. The single most important thing you can do for your carpeting is summed up in three words: vacuum vacuum vacuum! Regular thorough vacuuming removes sand dirt grit and dust before it can work down deeply into the carpets fiber and backing. When these contaminates are allowed to grind their way into carpeting they have an abrasive action that can damage fray and even cut through carpet fibers.
Most people are familiar with the fact that padding lies below the carpet which helps give it its comfortable feel when you walk on it. This is the bottom layer. Common types of padding include foam (cheap) rebond frothed foam slab rubber waffle rubber fiber (such as jute recycled textiles synthetic fibers etc.) and in some cases special Berber padding. Between the pile and the padding is the backing which is made of two layers and holds the fibers together so the carpet doesnt fall apart. When the carpet is manufactured needles are used to push the fiber through the primary backing. Its then sealed against the secondary backing with very strong adhesive to keep everything in place.
This process was accomplished with a profusion of soap or detergent and water. When the operator thought that the carpet reached maximum cleanliness the carpet would be very thoroughly flushed with water and then suspended on a rail in the air to dry. Another weighted rail would be on the lower end of the carpet to stretch it back to its original dimensions. When the carpet was completely dry the back was resized to replace the sizing lost in the scrubbing procedure. After this step the carpet all clean and beautiful once again was returned to the owner. It was good for another few years of traffic. Although this cleaning method is still employed today it is probably used to a lesser degree since wall-to-wall carpeting has become popular. Wall-to-wall carpeting cannot be removed to provide it with a thorough scrubbing. Therefore one must resort to a variety of alternative methods to achieve this same end. Basically this consists of three steps: a thorough vacuuming spot cleaning of the surface to be scrubbed and the scrubbing-cleaning operation. The cleaning operation may be performed in a variety of ways generally divided into two classifications: surface cleaning and deep cleaning.
Many people install their own tile but dont know how to finish the job with the carpet to tile transition. Often professional tile installers dont know how to finish their job with a proper carpet to tile transition. There are several good ways to do a carpet to floor transition that I will explain in the carpet to tile transition article. When people refer to a Berber carpet theyre referring to a looped carpet with rows. Its not really a Berber carpet but for our purposes here its okay to call it Berber. For an interesting read on the history of Berber carpet click here. Berber carpet repair is often needed due to a snag in a Berber carpet or a pull in a Berber carpet. A pull in a Berber carpet happens when one or more threads get caught either in a vacuum or some other way. Often times its the family pet or a child that pulls Berber carpet and creates the snag or run.