Despite all the new flooring materials coming onto the market over the years, the carpet is still by far the most popular home floor covering.
It’s easy to see why. Carpeting is easy to maintain, durable, and most importantly brings a unique feeling of cosiness and comfort to any home. Here’s a look at this enduring flooring. We also show why it’s so important that you take proper care your carpets it through Sydney carpet cleaning.
The Many Styles of Carpets
Carpets come in many materials, the major differentiation being in natural and synthetic. Wool is the most common natural material. However nowadays, some 97% of carpets are made from synthetic fibres such as acrylic, polyesters, nylon, olefin and various blends.
Wool is a lovely material and is tough, stain resistant and above all, luxuriously soft. However, the synthetics are much more stain resistant (as well as being much cheaper). Each of the synthetic fibres has its own qualities and advantages.
Acrylic resists moisture, mildew, staining and sun damage. However, it’s not highly resilient. Blends of nylon and olefin are tough but stain unevenly. Nylon is the strongest and the most popular carpet material both for residential and commercial use. That’s because it’s highly resistant to mould, rot and insects, as well as bring durable and static free. It’s more expensive than other non-natural fibres but much cheaper than wool.
Meanwhile the carpet underlay or padding that forms the base for the fibres is also made from a range of materials. These include sponge rubber, foam rubber and urethane foam.
Taking Care of Your Carpets
Carpets look great in any home and are surprisingly low maintenance. However, if you want carpets that are fragrant, clean and give you years and years of use, you have to look after them. Regular vacuuming and quickly mopping up of stains is pretty much all you need to do.
However every year or so, be sure to have your carpets professionally cleaned. Sydney carpet cleaning experts Always Fresh Carpets can render your carpets squeaky clean all the way down to the roots.
When you want fresh and healthy carpets, call Sydney carpet cleaning experts Always Fresh Carpets on 1300 388 837.