Using dishwashing liquid or other cleaners not designed for carpet or fabric cleaning, inevitably leads to accelerated soiling in the long run.Read more
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Have you ever wondered why traffic lanes wear out faster than surrounding carpet? Is it simply because of the high traffic in those areas or is there another culprit at play? Often when we think of fabric protection, we think of spills on light-colored fabrics. However, fabric protection treatments do much more than just protect fabric from spills.
This article will focus on the nature of pet urine, coffee and ink stains, describing why these common staining materials are considered more difficult than most to remove.Read more
Removing pet urine stains can be a challenge even for professionals... Fiber content, age of the animal, how long, and how many times they use the same spot all must be considered.Read more
Reappearing stains and spots can occur on upholstered fabrics, but they are much more common on floor coverings.Read more
Problems abound when it comes to rayon rugs and goes by many different names such as Viscose, Faux Silk, Art Silk, and Bamboo Silk--only to name a few. At least one manufacturer uses a brand name, calling their rayon Luxcelle. Many different names, all the same fiber.Read more
One of the most essential performance characteristics of an upholstery fabric is abrasion resistance… the ability of the material to withstand the rubbing or abrasion it receives in day-to-day use. Many factors are directly related to abrasion resistance, including: type of yarn(s), fabric construction, construction of the furniture, and degree and type of use.Read more
Multi-fiber rugs may be elegant in design but they often require special care. In the last few years, there has been a new emphasis on rugs created with pile elements of two or more different fibers; we simply call these “multi-fiber” rugs.Read more
The WoolSafe Organization is THE source for certification of all maintenance products for wool carpets and floor coverings. As wool has become one of the more desirable fibers for residential and commercial use, this highly respected organization has grown from a single office in the United Kingdom to a worldwide presence with offices in Greece, Germany, Australia, South Africa and the United States.Read more
Shading is a change in pile direction that results in an apparent change in color due to the light reflecting in different ways. Solid color cut-pile carpets will exhibit this more often than textured or patterned carpets.Read more