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Carpet

PROVIDES WARMTH AND COMFORT

Carpet provides actual thermal resistance, or R-value.  In colder climates or seasons, it retains warm air longer, an energy conservation benefit.  Carpet also provides a comfortable place to sit, play or work and gives a room an overall warmer feeling.


ADDS BEAUTY AND STYLE

You can choose from many thousands of carpet styles and colors.  That means your ultimate choice will reflect how you want to personalize your living space.  Carpet can be a neutral foundation, or it can be a focal point with vibrant colors and stronger bolder patterns and textures. 


SOFTENS SLIPS AND FALLS

Carpet is ideal for cushioning our footsteps, reducing slips and falls and minimizing injuries when falls do occur. Carpet provides safety protection for the whole family, but especially for toddlers and older individuals.


REDUCES NOISE

Big screen TVs, speaker phones, computers and modern sound systems make our homes noisy places. Carpet helps absorb these sounds. Adding a cushion pad beneath your carpet reduces noise even further.  Carpet also works as a sound barrier between floors by helping to block sound transmission to rooms below.  And carpet on stairs helps mask the sound of constant foot traffic.


WEARS WELL

Carpet will maintain its life and beauty for many years when properly cleaned and maintained.  Learn to keep your carpet looking great over time by following these simple steps:

  •  Keep carpet clean through regular vacuuming, the single most effective way to keep carpets clean.
  • Have carpets cleaned professionally, a periodic must.
  • A good Carpet underlay adds comfort and durability to your carpet. We only sell quality carpet underlay which will make your new carpet feel better, last longer and improve heat and sound insulation.

PLUSH
  • Luxurious & Beautiful appearance
  • Perfect for a formal environment
  • High Density = High Performance
  • Tighter Twist, shows less foot traffic
  • Comfortable
  • Good Resilience
  • The perfect feature carpet
 
LOOP PILE
  • Affordable
  • High Abrasion Resistance
  • Rarely pills or shreds
  • Excellent stain resistance & soil hiding
  • Perception of comfort
  • High Density
  • Available in a wide range of colours & fibres
  • Easy to maintain
  • Informal appearance
TEXTURED
  • Affordable
  • High abrasion resistance
  • Rarely pills or shreds
  • Excellent stain resistance & soil hiding
  • Perception of comfort
  • Wide range of colours & fibres
  • Easy to maintain
  • Level Cut Loop, Cut and Loop, and High Low Loop are all textured carpets that create an array of different looks within the home.
 
TWIST
  • Durable & Long Lasting
  • Comfortable & Soft
  • Hardly shows watermarking or shading
  • High Stain & Soil Resistance
  • Excellent soil hiding
  • Perfect for family homes or households with pets
 
Nylon - Nylon is the leading fibre used in carpet production around the world.
Nylon carpets are outstanding in their ability to resist abrasive wear, loss of pile fibre due to foot traffic and resilience in recovering from pile crushing. Many years of research into nylon fibre construction has enabled fibres to be specifically engineered and treated to minimise soiling, varying the degree of lustre, maximise colour, clarity and the application of stain blocking technology which significantly increases the fibres resistance to staining and improves the cleanability.
 
There are two methods used to add colour to the nylon fibre, one is continuous dyeing whereby the nylon fibre is produced in white form and the colour is then added. The other method is called solution dyeing where the actual colour is added to the actual molten nylon polymer before the yarn is produced ? meaning that the colour runs right through the fibre. Both methods deliver an excellent finished yarn that will deliver excellent on floor performance, with easy maintenance.
 
Polyester - Polyester is another synthetic fibre. Polyester offers excellent stain & fade resistance as well as performance and value for money. Polyester fibre is often made from recycled materials ? making it more environmentally friendly.
 
Polypropylene - Polypropylene fibre is coloured using the ?solution dyed? process described earlier. Polypropylene has excellent soil and stain resistant properties and also boasts excellent colour fastness. When constructed in tight dense loop pile carpets it delivers exceptional service, wear and tear and excellent value for money.
Wool - Wool is seen by many as the classic carpet fibre. Being a natural fibre, wool has excellent recovery from stress under the influence of moisture so that wet cleaning revives the pile as well as removing soil.
 
Where does the wool come from? Wool produced in Australia is generally believed too soft for use in carpet. The vast majority of wool used for carpet comes from sheep that live in colder climates i.e. New Zealand, England and Scotland where the sheep grow ?coarse? wool which is ideal for the wear and tear that carpets endure.?When used correctly in dense pile construction, wool offers long term durability, appearance retention and the ability to keep its fresh beauty and unquestionably "grows old gracefully."
 
Solution Dyed Nylon - Colour is added to the fibre at the time it is produced. This means that the colour runs right through the fibre - not just coated on the outside ? offering excellent colour retention. Solution Dyed Nylon is very resistant to fading, performing well in areas with direct sunlight. This fibre also boasts excellent cleaning properties, as stronger cleaning chemicals can be used in most cases ? without stripping the colour from the outside of the fibre.
 
Blends - There are a number of blended fibres used in carpet production. 50/50 wool/nylon or polypropylene to 80% wool/20% nylon and variations in between. Combining fibres can mean you get a blend of the positive properties associated with two types. For example, you can get a carpet which delivers the soft luxurious feel of wool with the added abrasive quality and strength of nylon.
Carpet Stain Removal - Nylon
 
If you get a stain on your carpet, remember immediate action is the key - most stains will come out if you get to them quickly. Generally most stains will respond to the following;
  1. Scoop up or blot as much of the spill as possible with a clean white cloth or paper towel, always working toward the center of the stain.
    Remember: DO NOT SCRUB.
  2. Apply cold water with a sponge and flush as much of the stain out as possible. Blot again with a cloth or paper towel.
  3. Apply Scotchgard Carpet Cleaner as directed on the container.
  4. Apply cold water again and blot thoroughly.
  5. Dry with paper towel or white cloth. 
 If stains do not lift after using this procedure then refer to the following chart and/or consult a professional carpet cleaner.
 
ORIGIN OF STAIN
REMOVAL: Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Step 5
Soft drink & beer
Detergent
Vinegar
Detergent
Water
 
Tea & Coffee
Detergent
Vinegar
Detergent
Water
 
Blood
Detergent
Ammonia
Detergent
Cold Water
 
Butter
Dry/Cln solvent
Detergent
Water
 
 
Candy / Sweets
Freeze with ice cube, shatter with blunt & vacuum clean
Dry/Cln solvent for 3-5 minutes
Repeat steps as necessary
 
 
Chocolate
Detergent
Ammonia
Detergent
Water
 
Cooking Oil
Dry/Cln solvent
Detergent
Water
 
 
Cough Syrup
Detergent
Ammonia
Vinegar
Detergent
Water
Dirt/Mud
Detergent
Ammonia
Detergent
Water
 
Egg
Detergent
Ammonia
Detergent
Water
 
Excrement
Detergent
Ammonia
Detergent
Water
 
Fruit Juice/Berry
Detergent
Ammonia
Detergent
Water
 
Furniture Polish
Dry/Cln solvent
Detergent
Water
 
 
Gravy
Dry/Cln solvent
Detergent
Water
 
 
Ink-ball/felt pen
Dry/Cln solvent
Detergent
Water
 
 
Ink-fountain pen
Detergent
Vinegar
Ammonia
Water
 
Ink-permanent
Dry/Cln solvent
Detergent
Water
 
 
Lipstick
Dry/Cln solvent
Detergent
Water
 
 
Make-up
Dry/Cln solvent
Detergent
Water
 
 
Mayonnaise
Detergent
Ammonia
Detergent
Water
 
Mercurochrome
Detergent
Ammonia
Vinegar
Detergent
Water
Milk/Ice Cream
Detergent
Ammonia
Detergent
Water
 
Oil & Grease
Dry/Cln solvent
Detergent
Water
 
 
Sauce
Detergent
Ammonia
Detergent
Water
 
Shoe Polish
Dry/Cln solvent
Detergent
Water
 
 
Starch
Detergent
Ammonia
Detergent
Water
 
Toothpaste
Detergent
Ammonia
Detergent
Water
 
Urine (fresh)
Water
Ammonia
Detergent
Water
 
Urine (dry)
Detergent
Vinegar
Ammonia
Detergent
Water
Vomit
Baking soda, scrape & vacuum clean
Detergent
Ammonia
Detergent
Water
Wine (red)
Detergent
Ammonia
Vinegar
Detergent
Water
Wine (white)
Detergent
Vinegar
Detergent
Water
 

**** For Nail Polish use nail polish remover, but it should not include lanolin or be of a greasy nature.
Detergent: 1 teaspoon clear dishwashing detergent with 1 cup warm water.
Ammonia: Undiluted household ammonia, foaming type containing detergent
Vinegar: Undiluted white vinegar.
 
Please note this is a general guide only please refer to supplier or manufacturer for specific instructions.

Wool.

Origin of stain

Removal Step 1

Removal Step 2

Removal Step 3

Removal Step 4

Beverages (tea, coffee, soft drinks)

Clean warm water

Fabric detergent*

-

-

Bleach

Carpet shampoo solution

-

-

-

Blood

Clean cold water

Fabric detergent*

-

-

Butter

Dry-cleaning fluid

Carpet shampoo solution

-

-

Chewing Gum

Chewing gum remover

-

-

-

Chocolate

Clean warm water

Carpet shampoo solution

-

-

Cooking oil

Dry-cleaning fluid

Carpet shampoo solution

-

-

Cream

Carpet shampoo solution

Dry-cleaning fluid

-

-

Egg

Carpet shampoo solution

-

-

-

Fruit juice

Clean warm water

Fabric detergent

-

-

Furniture polish

Dry-cleaning fluid

Carpet shampoo solution

Consult specialist

-

Gravy and sauce

Clean warm water

Carpet shampoo solution

-

-

Ink (fountain pen)

Clean warm water

Fabric detergent*

-

-

Lipstick

Dry-cleaning fluid

Fabric detergent*

Water

-

Metal polish

Brush off when dry

Fabric detergent*

Methylated spirits

-

Milk

Clean warm water

Fabric detergent*

Dry-cleaning fluid

-

Mustard

Carpet shampoo solution

Fabric detergent*

-

-

Nail polish

Nail polish remover

Dry-cleaning fluid

-

-

Oil and grease

Dry-cleaning fluid

Carpet shampoo solution

-

-

Paint (emulsion)

Clean warm water

Warm carpet shampoo solution

-

-

Paint (oil)

Turpentine or white spirit

Dry-cleaning fluid

Carpet shampoo solution

Consult specialist

Rust

Dry-cleaning fluid

Rust remove+

Consult specialist

-

Salad dressing

Carpet shampoo solution

Dry-cleaning fluid

-

-

Shoe polish

Dry-cleaning fluid

Carpet shampoo solution

-

-

Soot

Vacuum clean

Carpet shampoo solution

Consult specialist

-

Tar

Dry-cleaning fluid

Carpet shampoo solution

-

-

Urine (fresh stain)

Carpet shampoo solution

-

-

-

Urine (old stain)

Consult specialist

-

-

-

Vomit

Consult specialist

-

-

-

Wax (candle)

Absorbent paper & hot iron

Dry=cleaning fluid

-

-

Wine

Clean warm water

Fabric detergent*

-

-

* # +

It should be noted that commercial cleaning firms have additional chemicals for use.
Fabric detergent – Solution of one teaspoon (5 ml) of approved wool detergent with one teaspoon of white vinegar and one litre of warm water. Nail polish remover – should not include lanolin or be of a greasy nature.
WARNING RUST REMOVER IS A STRONG ACID : AVOID SKIN CONTACT. READ SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

There are also a number of commercially available stain removal products. Liquid and powder, which may be used to remove many of the listed staining materials. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.