With the right color and texture, carpeting can make any space feel comfortable and complete, but different carpets do require specialized cleaning as they have different carpet cleaning issues. Keep reading to find out more about the various types of carpets and which ones we clean the most.
What Kinds of Carpets Do We Clean the Most?
For the most part, all types of carpeting are made using nylon, wool, or polyester. Each one requires a slightly different cleaning if you want to take care of it properly. The actual construction of the carpet has an impact too, since the pile type will impact how we clean.
The Most Popular
Some carpets are more popular than others, which means that we tend to clean them more often. Nylon just happens to be the most popular carpet type, largely because it can be made stain resistant and doesn’t need as much cleaning as some other carpet types.
Many homeowners opt for nylon carpeting because they can put it in the most soiled areas and won’t need to clean it or shampoo it as often as other carpet types.
Carpets can be made of artificial materials, which means you can have different types besides nylon. Like nylon, many of these options tend to be easier to maintain regardless of what colors you choose.
Polyester is a popular choice when it comes to synthetic carpeting largely because it requires little care to maintain, and can resist certain types of stains without much problem. Think pet urine, spills, or drinks. It tends to wear down a little more quickly, though, and absorbs oil-based stains.
Wool is one of the more common materials for natural carpeting, but you might also have cotton, jute, bamboo, sisal, seagrass, and so on. Jute and bamboo are some of the better options.
Wool is a little more delicate when it comes to spills and stains, so you need to make sure that you’re still cleaning it regularly. This is in contrast to jute, a plant fiber, which is fairly durable and easy to clean. Not to mention that it’s comfortably soft too.
We have also cleaned bamboo silk carpeting, which is more delicate. It’s completely natural and luxurious, but it tends to react poorly to water. Any bamboo silk rugs should be placed in lower traffic areas then, and will need a professional like us to help you clean them.
Cut vs. Loop Pile
Carpeting can have cut or loop pile. Cut pile carpeting are the carpets with fibers that are free at the ends. This makes the carpeting look longer and feel a little softer, which is why you often see it in residential houses.
Loop pile, on the other hand, has the fibers twisted, looped, and sewn back into the base. If those loops are tighter, the carpeting can be harder to clean, but it also makes it more durable. So the next time you stay in a hotel or visit a school, look at the carpeting—chances are, it’s probably a loop pile carpet.
This is another synthetic carpet type that’s rather durable. It’s extremely resistant to stains since it doesn’t absorb water well, but this can also make it difficult to clean. The fibers aren’t very flexible and the pile heights aren’t very high, so while they’re easy to maintain, you’ll need a professional cleaner to ensure that you’ve gotten all the problem areas.
There are many types of carpeting on the market, made of various materials and different pile types. This will impact how they’re cleaned and how they handle stains. Even the most resistant carpeting needs a good clean, so call us to help. We’ve spent years cleaning all carpeting types, so rest assured that we can keep your carpeting looking great.