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.
However, carpets and upholstery protected whether new or not, will require maintenance. A protector will not keep spills and dirt from landing on a carpet or chair; it simply provides easier stain removal and reduced intervals of deep cleaning; thereby achieving considerable savings in cleaning and replacement costs. The net effect is that the original appearance can be maintained by good household hygiene.
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 as effective on natural fibres such as cotton, linen, wool as it is on synthetic fibres such as viscose rayon, Tencel, nylon and acrylic. Other fibres worth protecting are the new generation of carpets containing jute, sisal, seagrass and coir which are especially prone to water based stains.
After treatment, the protectors won’t allow sticky soils to stick to the fibres, so that they dry out and eventually turn to dust.
Daily vacuuming does most of the work for you. It takes away the majority of the dirt and dust particles which otherwise would attach themselves to the fibres causing premature wear. Having your carpets, rugs and upholstery treated requires less vacuuming because there is less static and friction to attract and hold on to the 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 are used in both the domestic and commercial markets. Many commercial property owners are well 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 carpets and upholstery.
The main advantages of using carpet, rug, upholstery and leather stain protectors:
- Prolongs the life of your upholstery and carpets
- Provides easy stain removal and release
- Effective shield against oil and water based stains
- Reduces wear and tear
- Makes vacuuming double as effective
- Improves indoor air quality
- Improves professional deep cleaning, saving you time and money
- Increases the lifecycle of carpets and furnishings
Whilst the stain and dirt protector we use is a superb product it is a topical protector that adheres only to the surface of the fibre and should be applied once a year, however we can offer an upgrade to our premium protector that uses nano-technology and has a minimum life of two years and comes with the prestigious WoolSafe seal of approval and is the worlds first EnviroSeal certified carpet and upholstery protector.
So how does it work:
Fiber ProTector is a revolutionary system based on Nano particles. These particles have the lowest friction of any known material and are able to encapsulate the microscopic holes within the fibres of the carpet or fabric, building an invisible shield against all kinds of organic fluids, dust or debris that, on unprotected textiles, would result in permanent stains.
Asthma and Allergy Sufferers
The use of Fiber ProTector is an important contribution to a better indoor environment that is of great value for individuals with allergies and asthma. Fiber ProTector creates a molecular shield round every fibre that prevents the fabric attracting dust and dirt. The friction between the fibres decreases which results in a reduction in fluctuation of dust and fabric fibres.
The protection is itself extremely durable against the use of vacuum cleaners as well as maintenance cleans and annual deep cleaning. Treatment with Fiber ProTector normally lasts for many years.
Protects against bacteria, fungus and mold
Carpets and furniture can be “bacterial bombs.” New research shows that office chairs can contain more bacteria than a toilet seat. Damp carpets can create smells and an indoor environment hazardous to health because fungus and mold can develop under the carpet. Fiber ProTector delivers antibacterial treatment of carpets and fabrics to prevent the above as well as prevent spreading of bacterial growth, fungus and mold.
Protects against sun fading
Because Fiber ProTector reduces the damaging effects of UV radiation, fine and light-coloured fabrics can be used in interiors that usually would be difficult to maintain. Treated fabrics and carpets will subsequently last longer and with greater appearance retention. Treatments can therefore reduce maintenance costs and increase the lifecycle of carpets and furnishings.
The main advantages of using Fiber ProTector are:
• Prolongs the life of your upholstery and carpets
• Provides easy stain removal and release
• Effective shield against oil and water based stains
• Protects against UV sun-fading
• Reduces wear and tear
• Makes vacuuming double as effective
• Improves indoor air quality
• Prevents the spread of unwanted bacteria and germs
• Improves professional deep cleaning, saving you time and money
• Reduces the amount of chemicals and water necessary for cleaning
• Increases the lifecycle of carpets and furnishings