March 4, 2021
Although hardwood floors continue to be a more common flooring option, carpet is still prevalent in most residential and commercial spaces. Carpet flooring creates a cozy, warm atmosphere at a budget friendly price. In addition, carpet is a noise absorber and therefore reduces the sounds of footsteps, voices and more.
Carpet however, is not easy to clean if paint, mud or dust settle into or stain the surface. It is critical to properly prepare and protect your surfaces prior to any construction work, paint jobs or heavy foot traffic.
Before jumping into how to protect carpet, it’s important to know what you are up against. Regardless if it is a large scale construction project or just a small painting project, accidents are bound to happen. The three culprits that cause the most damage to carpets are spills, dirt and dust.
Spills: Woven fiber materials do not repel liquids. In fact, they quickly absorb into the surface and can then create eye-wrenching stains.
Dirt: Tracking in dirt is inevitable, and hard to control. Regardless if it’s a group of construction workers or just your canine companion, dirt is going to make its way inside the crevices of the woven fibers of your carpets.
Dust: Dust is composed of natural airborne particles such as dirt, pollen and fibers. In addition, silica and wood dust can settle into carpet when construction work is being done. Similar to dirt, dust can easily make its way into your carpet.
Preventing these three carpet foes will help protect your carpet, and increase its lifespan. Explore the following products that can help prevent damage during construction.
In addition to protecting your carpeting during construction, creating routines to care for your floor can help combat the inevitable daily wear and tear. Easy routine care and prevention can extend the life of your carpet. Some common practices include, but are not limited to:
Carpet is still a prevalent flooring option in residential homes, and commercial spaces. Proper preparation and protection during construction projects, along with frequent care, will prevent damage, avoiding costly mistakes and increasing the life of your floors. Explore more of Trimaco’s surface protection products and PPE to protect all of your surfaces!