A common question that I’m asked “Is it worth applying protector treatments to your carpet and sofa?” Well the answer is yes.
So how do carpet and upholstery protectors actually work?
They work by coating the surface of the carpet or upholstery fabric with a dirt repellent coating which makes it harder for dirt to stick to or spills to be absorbed by the fibres. It also follows that these residues can be removed more easily when its time to have them cleaned.
The protectors are either water based or solvent based depending on the application. Once applied the protector will be absorbed into and coat the fibre repelling the soil or spill. It is much more effective on natural fibres such as cotton, linen, wool and viscose rayon but it is also worth considering treating nylon and acrylic due to their relatively high absorbency.
After treatment, the protectors won’t allow sticky soils to stick to the fibres, so that they dry out and eventually turn to dust.
If a glass of red wine or coffee is spilt on a treated fabric then a correctly applied protector allows time for the spillage to be padded out with a wad of tissue or a cloth before it causes damage or stains.
Our protectors can be applied to just cleaned or newly installed carpets.
These protectors can be used in both the domestic and commercial markets. Many commercial property owners are aware of the benefits of protecting their investments such as pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and restaurants. Whilst, householders are highly recommended by manufacturers and retailers to protect their wool and wool mix carpets. In fact the carpet protector we use has achieved the prestigious WoolSafe mark. This treatment will significantly increase and maintain the original appearance, while extending the service life cycle of carpets and fabrics. It has a long residual effect and is completely harmless to humans, animals and the environment.