How To Clean Various Carpet Types
The various types of carpets manufactured today are as follows:
- cut loop (saxony, textured, freize, patterned)
- loop pile carpets (berber loop, multi-level loop, level loop)
And the following carpet materials are in use
The various types of carpets differ in many ways, but the most notable differences are texture, pile height, and cleaning methods.
Loop pile carpet is the most common type of carpet in the world. Loop carpeting is characterized by loops on top and bottom as a result of all the fibers being woven together into one strand that goes across an entire width of carpet then folded back over itself which usually creates two rows. The loop pile type can be recognized by its fuzzy texture that resembles bear hair, though it’s not always as thick or tight because the fiber is woven together in narrow strands instead of close-knit little squares like berber loop carpets.
Berber loop carpets are made with loops on top and bottom, which makes them durable and resistant to wear better than other materials such as nylon or polyester. They can be easily identified by their fuzzy texture that comes from tightly-packed piles that resemble bear hair.
Multi-level loop carpets have a design where each row has at least two separate levels, typically twisted together for strength. The level loops make this style easy to vacuum while also providing an attractive appearance similar to plush carpeting. Cut loop carpets are looser so they need more maintenance but it’s easier to clean because the fiber strands do not tangle.
Saxony carpets are made with loops on the top and bottom. They also have a fuzzy texture that resembles bear hair, but it’s usually not as thick or tight because the fiber is woven together in narrow strands across the entire carpet instead of being placed close to each other like berber loop carpets.
Texturized carpets resemble cut loop carpeting except they use different materials such as nylon and polyester fibers for durability without sacrificing softness. Freize carpeting uses loops at both ends so there’s less risk of them unraveling while you walk on them due to their design resembling sisal fabric more than any other style of carpet. Patterned carpets can be recognized by designs from abstract shapes and geometric patterns to cartoons and animals.
Carpet Maintenance Tips
The best way to clean a loop carpet is by using the upright vacuum cleaner with an attachment that’s designed for this type of carpet. It will work much better than any other tool or attachment because it has two brushes and one high-speed rotating brush at the top that can be used on both sides of the carpet, while its suction helps pull up dirt from deep within the loops and fibers. You should also consider investing in a rug shampooer if you have more than one room worth of carpets since they are sometimes too large to wash in your sink, though professional cleaning services might be required depending on how dirty your carpets get.
Saxony carpets are usually made from cotton and wool or a mixture of the two. To perform saxony carpet cleaning, you will need to use hot water mixed with carpet shampoo and then allow it time to soak in before extracting any excess liquid by using your vacuum cleaner once again.
Textured carpets can be difficult to maintain because they tend not to get as dirty as others so sometimes people forget about them until there’s an accident which leaves stains on the carpet instead of just dirt marks like what happens with other fabrics. Vinegar should not be poured onto the fabric unless those particular instructions say so because some companies might have already added something into their special carpet cleaning formula that will neutralize the acidity of vinegar and leave your carpet looking even worse than it did before you tried to clean it.
If you need to clean an acrylic carpet, make sure that you use a dilute dishwashing detergent in order to avoid damaging the material and then vinegar as needed for cleaning stains or spills.
Olefin carpets can be cleaned using a diluted dishwashing soap with water mixed solution since this will help keep any dirt from being left behind during the washing process which can lead to future problems such as discoloration of these types of carpets because if there is dirt on them then they are more likely going to get dirty again quicker than other kinds.
Lastly, nylon carpets can be cleaned using either a diluted dishwashing detergent or an all-purpose cleaner which can also be mixed with water.