Carpet Types

Cleaning Your Carpet

There are plenty of carpets to choose from, so it can be difficult to make a decision on what type of carpet is best for your home. From nylon, to olefin, polyester and wool, there are plenty of choices that can fit the different types of homes/ apartments/ condos out there.

Out of all the types of carpet there are, certain types, based on the fiber and construction, are easier to clean and maintain than other carpets. So, depending on how much time you have, what style you’re looking for and what feel you want under your feet, you should choose a carpet that covers your needs/wants.

Types of carpet:

Nylon: This is the most popular type of carpet fiber to get, and rightfully so. It’s a bit more expensive than the other types of fibers, but it is highly resistant to mildew and does well in high traffic areas. Nylon is more resistant to the wear and tear of everyday life and does well with the weight and movement of furniture. It’s a durable fiber that works for the everyday family.

Polyester: This fiber is stain-resistant to a variety of water-soluble stains, and can be easily cleaned. The down side is that it doesn’t do as well as the other carpets with the wear and tear. For those thinking “green,” this carpet may be the perfect choice since some polyester carpet is made from recycled soda bottles.

Olefin (polypropylene): This type of carpet is good at resisting stains, moisture, color fading and abrading. It is also attracted to oily soils. This type of fiber may be a perfect option for a playroom or basement because of its resistance to moisture.

Wool: This type of fiber gives off the feel of luxury, and so does its price. The price tag matches the performances, as this is a good all-around carpet fiber. Wool is resilient to high-traffic, wear-and-tear, while being soft for your feet. The only downsides are that the wool doesn’t do well with stains and turns a yellow color when left in direct sunlight for long periods of time.

Choosing the Right Carpet

Cleaning Your Carpet

Today, carpets are constructed with several designs, giving you options to match the surroundings and feel of your home. You can match your windows, furniture and other aspects of your home with just the right carpet. With the right carpet pattern texture, as well as the right carpet durability, your home can look amazing with the right choice of carpet.

There are many carpet textures that are being manufactured today, such as bows, swirls, lattices, plaids, and many others. Take time to find out what type of carpet suits your home best, and even factor in the feel of the carpet, in addition to the carpet’s durability. Do you want your carpet to be soft? Do you want your carpet to be short and tough? Do you want your carpet to match your furniture? Make sure you ask yourself as many questions as possible before making a choice.

Today, carpets do a whole lot more than just protect the sub floor boards of your home. Carpets can add a unique layer of comfort, as well as add a unique style, to your home. There are thousands upon thousands of carpets to choose from, so take your time in making a choice. Today, carpets are a lot simpler to maintain than they have ever been, meaning that carpet installation has gained more worth. Also, with more advanced cleaning techniques and cleaners, carpets have lengthened their life-span.

There are many different carpet trends in the market, giving you many styles and options to choose from. The right type of carpet can make any room come to life, as well as add comfort to your home. If you old, lifeless carpet in your home or office, get an upgrade and switch it out with carpet that will fit your home or office perfectly.

Benefits of the Extraction Machine

Why choose Socal Steam Clean?

Vacuuming is good for your carpets, but vacuums, along with other preventative measures you take to keep your carpets looking good, is never enough. Deep extraction cleaning will take care of everything else that vacuuming and other do-it-yourself methods will miss. Additionally, renting a extraction machine isn’t going to cut it as well, since the extraction machines used by professional carpet cleaners are just that much better. Extraction machines that can be rented only do surface cleaning, and nothing more.

Extraction machines used by professional carpet cleaners are designed for deep stain removal, giving your carpets a longer life and keeping it looking new longer. These machines allow for a deep clean, using a specific cleaning solution, giving your carpets the best clean ever without damaging it.

A problem with using rented extraction machines is the possibility of using too much water. Using a lot of water may be very bad, as well as damaging, for your carpets. This will lead to the development of mold and mildew. A top-notch extraction machine will be able to remove a lot of the moisture and water from the carpets. The dirty water with all the contaminants will be removed from your carpet with ease, and the professional carpet cleaners will know just how to operate the extraction machine.

The extraction machine is extremely effective in lifting dirt and debris from the carpet, as well as the moisture, but it is also gentle enough to not damage the fibers of your carpet. Rented extraction machines are probably not checked as frequently, and so you may get a faulty extraction machine that may permanently damage your carpet. Professional carpet cleaners check their equipment frequently enough that they can make the right fixes to their extraction machine before it does any potential damage to their clients’ carpets.