Protecting Your Carpet, Upholstery & Mattresses
Carpet protection helps to prolong the life and appearance of your carpet and upholstery by protecting against everyday soiling, spills, wear and sun fade. This is achieved through the application of a protective film that binds around the carpet or upholstery fibres, protecting your carpet in three main ways:
Protection against spills:Carpet protection prevents spills from penetrating into the carpet or upholstery fibres, making it easy to soak the spill up and greatly reducing the chance of permanent damage. You may notice this, as once carpet protection has been applied, spills may bead up the carpet fibres or sit on the surface rather than soaking down and spreading across the fabric.
Protection against soiling:Carpet protection prevents everyday soiling including dust, allergens, hair and pet dander from penetrating and becoming trapped in the carpet fibres. This in turn, means that soiling is much easier to remove and your regular vacuum maintenance will be more efficient.
Protection against wear and sun fade:Carpet protection also protects against wear in three major ways. Firstly, because carpet protection makes it easier for you to remove abrasive soiling with your domestic vacuum cleaner, these abrasive particles are prevented from scratching and damaging the fibres over time. Secondly, carpet protection will minimise the permanent damage from wear caused by movement across the fibres (especially in heavy foot traffic areas) as this movement will wear away the protective film rather than the carpet fibre itself. Finally, carpet protection will help prevent sun fade as it prevents the UV rays from infiltrating into and damaging the fibres.
For these reasons, carpet protection is commonly applied after manufacture, helping to protect carpets in transit and throughout the period of any warrantee. However, protection does wear off over time and should be reapplied as necessary.
ApplicationCarpet protection can be applied to all types of carpet, upholstery and mattresses and is most effective when applied after a steam clean. This is because excess soiling will have been removed and the fibres will be standing up, allowing the protective film to bind evenly to the fibres. For this reason, we recommend that you have protection applied to your carpet, upholstery and mattresses at the same time as their annual steam clean.
Ask us about carpet protection when you make your next booking.