Fabric protector and carpet protector
Firstly, most carpets produced today come with some form of soil and stain-resistant carpet protector. Stain Master is a common brand of carpet, known for having these stain-resistant properties. In fact, practically all synthetic carpets manufactured today come with some form of carpet protection.
In short, Fluorochemical coatings are bonded to fibres to create a stain resistance. This smooth coating changes the fibres ability to absorb spills making them far less likely to stain.
However, the average carpet life is twelve years, but many show signs of poor care after three to five. The carpet industry refers to this as ”Uglying Out“. (Not “Wearing Out”) This typically affects high traffic areas and in front of furniture causing them to look dull and dirty.
Why Carpets ”Ugly Out“ Before They Wear Out
From the factory, fibres are fresh, new & protected. Hence, this is what carpet fibres look like when they are new and fresh from the mill.
For example, you can see there is a carpet protector, shielding the carpet fibres. This factory coating is what keeps spills from staining your carpet. Further more, it makes vacuuming your carpeting easier and far more effective.
Over time, foot traffic on your carpet causes the abrasive soil to become ground and trapped in your carpet’s fibres. To the naked eye, dirt appears to be smooth. While under a microscope, the soil is more like tiny little pieces of glass with abrasive, sharp and jagged edges.
This abrasive soil acts like tiny bits of glass, cutting into the fabric protection, exposing and damaging the delicate fibres.
As a result, exposed fibres are vulnerable to spills and soil penetrating deep into the core of the carpet. Consequently, this is what causes carpets to ”ugly out“ faster. In addition, it leaves these exposed fibres vulnerable to permanent staining and eventually leading to it wearing out.
Renewing your carpet protector is the solution
Renewing the carpet protector with each cleaning will reinforce the original factory protection of your carpet. Spills will become easier to remove and vacuuming will be much more effective. More importantly, your carpet will look better for much longer than it would with just the original protection alone. Therefore, most carpet manufacturers today recommend renewing carpet protector or fabric protector after every cleaning!
Make your carpets last longer… protect them!
Your home and family deserve all of the health benefits that professional cleaning and carpet protection and fabric protection can provide.