What are Carpeted Floors?
Carpets and rugs are a textile floor covering consisting of an upper layer of corduroy, velvet, plush, and Turkish towel piles attached to a backing in different lengths and depths of strands. Most common types are woven, knotted, needle felt, tufted, flatweave and hooked. Commercially installed carpets are typically in 24” x 24” or larger squares without backing to allow easy installation and replacement. Carpets are great for padding feet when standing or walking for extended periods, and are therefore quite popular in businesses. Normally only requiring vacuuming, maintaining carpets can later become a challenge since they are easily stained. If a stain is allowed to dry, the fibers will harden and will break away from normal traffic—leaving abrasion wear spots—and is why practicing bonnet cleaning (carpet on carpet machine scrub) is not recommended in some cases due to causing potential damages. Also, if particulates are not properly chemically encapsulated during an extraction and shampooing, then remaining dirt particles may wick back to the surface and reveal old stains. Deep heat encapsulation extraction is essential.
What is the Carpet, Rug and Upholstery Care Program?
- Carpet, Rug and Upholstery 5-Step Service
»Full vacuuming and traffic lane pre-spray. Deep heat chemical encapsulation extraction, disinfection, shampoo and rinse.
√Recommended Frequency: 2x Annually
- Carpet, Rug and Upholstery Spot Cleaning
»Deep spot, stain and gum removal from carpets. Upholstery may be treated with a fluorochemical and dry cleaned.
√Recommended Frequency: As Needed
- Carpet, Rug and Upholstery Regular Maintenance
»Use agitation vacuuming and treat spots quickly to prevent fiber wear. Aerosol sprays will make carpet surfaces slippery.
√Recommended Tip: Use a low-pile studded floor mat on commercial carpets to prevent chair damage.