A wall to wall carpet completes the look of a room, and can be undervalued in neutral colors such as beige and cream, or it can become more of a feature such as a patterned carpet or a brightly or deeply coloured carpet. However, if you are looking for an alternative to a fitted carpet, carpet tiles are certainly an excellent option. They have the same advantages as a fitted carpet, plus added benefits.
First, carpet tiles are a much cheaper option than fitted carpets for some reasons other than the outright cost. Once you have installed your carpet, if a tile is damaged you can replace that single tile, rather than paying the price of a whole carpet. Also, they are very easy to lay, so there is no need to hire someone for fitting, as it is a simple process. This also keeps the costs down. The carpet tiles are packaged into boxes which mean you can transport them yourself without the need to hire a van. All these advantages are great money savers.
The following are five carpet cleaning techniques which have been used over time:
Hot Water Extraction
Another popular name for this technique is steam cleaning. You can find great quality commercial carpet steam cleaners. This method needs you to spritz your carpet with some kind of pre-spray, then agitate it using a cleaning machine that has brushes or at times manually with a wand. Ensure that you have airflow to assist in drying the carpets. This technique uses much water so that the carpets will be pretty wet.
This consists of products which are large portion of biodegradable. You spread this over the carpet in an evenly distributed layer and then scrub or brush it in. The product attracts lots of dirt and grime, cleaning carpets immediately without water. For commercial purposes and applications, a cylindrical counter-rotating brush system is usually used.
In this technique, you spray the surface of the carpet with oftenly a pre-spray, after which you scrub it in using a bonnet or round buffer. It makes use of a rotation motion, similar to the floor buffer. It features absorbent kind of spin pads which attract soil, which is then rinsed repeatedly. It’s a quick solution and isn’t recommended for deep cleanings, such as for removal of tough stains and odors.
This is the older method for cleaning carpets, which came about during the 1970s. This soon changed once encapsulation products and hot water extraction came to market. The shampoo consisted of coconut oil soaps, which create a foamy or sticky residue.
Cleaning your carpet tiles is much easier than cleaning a fitted carpet. For everyday cleaning, hovering will suffice, but if a more dirty substance is spilt on the tile, you can sponge clean it. If the tile requires further cleaning, it can be lifted and scrubbed using a mild detergent. However, the tile must be fully dry before it is replaced. Let the tile dry naturally, as placing it on a source of heat may damage the tile. Essentially, carpet tiles are a cheaper and more practical way to get the comfort and appearance of a fitted carpet.