Floors in apartments and houses are like people’s feet. They deserve more attention. Expansive and opulent carpets have a long tradition, which once signaled to guests and visitors the prosperity of the household in question. However, due to the modern surface coating of floors, this rite has been increasingly lost. Also, apartment or house owners shied away from the horrendous prices that had been incurred for cleaning the carpets. Vacuum cleaners competed against mops or mopping robots, with the latter eventually winning out. Also the high load of allergens became increasingly a risk for the owners of carpeted floor coverings, because allergies to environmental toxins were rising rapidly. Thus, people afflicted by allergies were repeatedly advised not to use textile surfaces in the immediate living environment, and if this is unavoidable, then to wash the fabrics regularly.
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Carpets as a new living culture and feel-good factor
The renunciation of a carpet in the household, either because of the allergen load, or because the owner of the apartment calls a pet his own and is afraid of the hair on the carpet, has decreased during the last years. More and more people do not want to miss the cozy atmosphere in their home. Also studies, which could prove that carpets do not contain more allergens and hard floor coverings need more cleaning and care than a conventional carpet, brought the carpet world a boom and people the cozy home again, which they knew from their childhood days. Statistics and trends show people’s rekindled love for carpet.
Increasingly, carpets are available on the local market, which conjure up true art on the floor. Designers have also taken up this theme and create in their own way fancy carpets , even as unique and custom-made. The price range for the purchase of a new carpet is very wide. The decisive factors are the size of the new floor covering and the material from which it is made. The market offers consumers carpets for every budget and every need.
The first measure that contributes to the cleaning of a carpet is probably vacuuming. Used several times a week or even daily, the vacuum frees the carpet from dirt particles, hair or crumbs. This cleaning usually provides only a visual improvement, whereas if the carpet is vacuumed daily, intensive and deep pore cleaning will be needed less often, which is why it contributes to the maintenance and therefore the longevity of the carpet. If necessary and in the case of selective soiling, carpet owners also like to reach for a cleaning foam from the drugstore, with which the carpet can be spruced up in the short term and initially appears clean and fresh again.
Depending on the material used, the size and the daily use of the special floor covering, professional cleaning, such as that offered by the company DTR Teppichreinigung, is necessary at intervals of about one to two years.
This is the work of professionals who are familiar with each type of carpet and provide them with the appropriate cleaning and care. By means of new and modern technologies, the professionals can tackle any dirt on any carpet. The acceptance is done through an appointment system. If the carpet is monstrous in size, then, by appointment, it is also possible to have the carpet cleaners pick it up.
Modern materials reduce allergen exposure and are pet-friendly
While in earlier times, when the grandmother still made the carpet itself, natural materials, such as wool or linen, were used, so today fibers for carpets are also produced synthetically. But also the good old wool is again increasingly used for carpets in modern households. Due to its warming function, it serves the apartment owners especially for the regulation of the living temperature. Carpets made of wool or mixed fibers with wool insulate the floor and do not let the cold from a possible cellar, a driveway or a passage, which are not heated and serve as a porch, over the floor into the apartment. The disadvantage here is that the wool is not considered easy to clean and requires special cleaning.
Carpets made of other natural fibers, as well as those of vegetable origin, such as linen, bamboo, or sisal, are extremely durable, which is why they are well suited for dog owners or for use in households with other pets. If desired, a protective layer can be added to the natural fiber by the manufacturer or applied after production, which protects against dirt. Thanks to modern dyeing techniques, colors can also be chosen individually today, so that linen no longer appears so colorless. The color particles can also be of natural origin or they are developed by means of chemical processes in the laboratory. In the latter case, the variety of colorings is now huge and meets the needs of almost every customer.
For the outdoor area of the apartment or house, such as on the balcony, on the terrace or in the garden, where often the pool area is covered with textile floor coverings, natural fibers are rather disadvantageous because they are not weather-resistant. Here, synthetic fibers are recommended, which do not absorb rainwater, but allow it to run off. Also these coverings are available in different sizes, qualities, designs as well as colors. These carpets convince by their low need of care. Because here it is usually enough to knock out the fiber to free it from dirt. This is made possible by a high-quality impregnation, which additionally protects the synthetic fabric, which is already very durable and dirt- and water-repellent. It also prevents colors and patterns from fading. For stubborn stains, such as can happen at a barbecue, these textiles for outdoor use can also be rubbed with a sponge or even scrubbed.
High-quality outdoor carpets can also be walked on barefoot without shoes, without any discomfort on the feet. Due to the high-quality impregnation, germs or pathogens do not stick here either, which is not unimportant, especially in the pool area – especially when several people walk on the covering without shoes. An important aspect for health and unclouded bathing fun.