Residential carpets are often made of stretched-in carpets secured on the floor to the edge. Consisting of carpets of either Woollen or Synthetic fibres of either Nylon or Triexta [Polyester Modified], these carpets are more comfortable than functional. To ensure a soft comfortable substrate, Residential carpets are commonly laid with underlay, usually a foam rubber type.
Commercial carpets, on the other hand, are usually adhered to the floor using adhesives. This common practice, going back decades, ensures that the carpet’s textile does not move around under foot or furniture. As a result, the carpet is considerably more resistant to wear and tear due to inhibited friction of foot traffic, trolleys and office chairs.
Commercial grade carpets normally consist of higher grade and resistant fibres. When using wool, manufacturers choose a less refined, thicker and sometimes coarser wool. Yarns are often twisted to assist with durability and aid the wool’s resilience. Nylon carpets of commercial grade also consist of twisted yarns to give already strong nylon even more strength to compression and traffic.
Effective maintenance of these carpets will require a more considered approach. Due to their more durable construction, measures such as steam extraction, restorative cleaning and encapsulation cleaning will be vital to keeping your carpets clean and attractive. With the introduction of modern commercial carpets, such as Modular Carpet Tiles, commercial carpet cleaning agencies need to adopt even better strategies.