Thursday, December 20, 2012

Different Types Of Carpets - Part 4

Like many of you I thought choosing the perfect carpet is an easy task. Well guess what it is hard. You have to take in mind a lot of things like amount of traffic, moisture, price, cleaning etc. I wanted the best for my home therefore I made quite the research. For all you homeowners, I tried to go through the commonly used materials in carpet manufacturing. In my other posts I explained the benefits of having a carpet made from natural fibers and it is time to look at synthetic ones.
Synthetic Carpet

If you're a nature lover like me, you probably skip this article and check out the some of the previous posts: "Part 1", "Part 2" and "Part 3" But I have to tell you it is quite expensive to posses those kind of carpets. And since the average homeowner don't own a bank or a chest full of money, hidden in the wardrobe you may want to consider purchasing a synthetic carpet. There are actually quite a lot man-made fibers.

Let's start with Viscose. An artificial substitute for silk it is a lot cheaper, than the natural silk. It provides the same sensation like silk, but is far less durable. Polypropylene is a good isolator and light weight, therefore commonly used in machine woven carpets. Being man-made makes this material cheap, but also vulnerable to moisture and bacteria. Polyacrylis is also used for carpet manufacturing, because of it's good insulation and softness. And again we have the moisture problem.

All in all synthetic carpets are not good for your health, not to mention they're not Eco-friendly. In the manufacturing of these fibers a lot of chemicals are used, most of them toxic. That's why you should avoid buying such carpets if possible. Moreover synthetic rugs accumulate dirt and grime, but for a limited amount of time. After that, the dust could be released into the air, mixed with harmful bacteria. Furthermore, when using cleaning agents, you may accidentally cause a negative reaction.

You can't properly clean a synthetic carpet with homemade cleaning solutions. You can't also steam clean it, or least not alone, because as you know synthetic fibers are very vulnerable to water. Mold, mildew and all kinds of germs can develop inside the carpet. If you posses such rug I suggest you replace it as soon as possible. I also recommend you find a good cleaning company. This is your only chance to maintain both the carpet and your health. Check this carpet cleaning services provider in South Kensington SW7, London they're really great professionals.


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