Congratulations on purchasing your SDX Solution Dyed Nylon carpet from Allied Floor Coverings.
Maintaining your new carpet is important to us, as proper care will ensure your floors are always in excellent condition. However, we also know that 'life happens' every now and then and despite your best efforts the odd spill or stain sometimes happens. We've provided, some helpful tips and tricks to help when a floor disaster strikes!
The maintenance required is not just spot cleaning occasionally and steam cleaning every 12 months, the care required for keeping your investment performing the way it was designed involves many elements.
The most important step before you try and remove dirty marks from your floor is determining if the marks are really a stain or the result of incidental soiling. We explain the difference here.
Staining is the discolouration of the carpet fibres caused when pigment from a substance like coffee or red wine leaves residue in the carpet. Before tackling a stain, check what has caused it and follow the correct procedure from the chart overleaf. Remember, these stain removal procedures are for carpets made from SDX.
Soiling is caused by dirt, dust, cigarette ash, and other particles that settle on a carpet during normal use. If soiling isn’t removed regularly, the particles can cause friction at the base of the carpet and weaken the fibre, causing loss of pile height and density and a dull appearance. Regular maintenance is the best way to keep your carpet free of soiling and looking great.
Thorough vacuuming removes dirt particles, which dull the carpet’s appearance and cause damage to the fibres. Make sure your vacuum cleaner is in good working order and remember to change dust bags and to clean filters. We recommend to use only an upright vacuum cleaner.
Place walk off mats at all entrances. Clean walk off mats regularly. Use carpet protectors under heavy furniture and furniture with castors. Rearrange your furniture every six months to change wear patterns.
The faster you act, the more successful the results. First, remove as much of the foreign material as possible: carefully scrape off thick or sticky material with a spoon, vacuum up crusty pieces if it’s dry, or blot with a white paper towel if the stain is wet. Identify the stain and refer to the stain removal chart overleaf before you begin. Never scrub the stain!
When your carpet appears dirty even after vacuuming, it’s time for a professional cleaning. We recommend a qualified steam cleaners for the cleaning of your SDX carpet at least once a year. Steam cleaning may have to be more regular if you have pets, numerous occupants in the home, or a lighter tone of carpet laid.
Your home may be clean and tidy, but if the entrance to your home, office, restaurant or any place SDX is laid is dirty with particle matter, this will automatically be transferred onto the carpet creating the soiling process.