About carpet

Carpet has always been a popular flooring choice. With today’s new manufacturing techniques even pet owners or busy families with small children can enjoy the diversity and beauty of fine carpet. Nothing is quieter underfoot, nothing is softer. Because of revolutionary carpet fibers and superior backings, even people with kids and pets can enjoy carpet for years to come. There’s one thing you can be sure of; if you buy carpet at Summit Floor & Wall Coverings, you are buying the highest quality carpet in the world. Summit Flooring is a proud supplier of both residential and commercial carpet with the following suppliers:
  • Mohawk
  • Beaulieu
  • Shaw
  • Richmond
  • Tandas
  • Tuft tex

Common carpet fibers

Nylon Nylon is the most common of all carpet fibers. Its high durability makes it a popular choice for areas of the home that receive high foot traffic. Resistant to most dirt, mildew, and moisture, this fiber is also known for its ease of maintenance and non-allergenic properties. Pet polyester This is an excellent fiber choice for the budget conscious. Polyester shares many of nylon’s non-allergenic, moisture, and wear resistant properties, but lacks the same degree of durability. Polypropylene This fiber was first used in carpets designed for use outdoors and in spaces with high levels of moisture and humidity. Color-fastness, resilience, and its resistance to water damage, mildew, and piling are important benefits of this fiber. Polypropylene fiber is also recognized for a luxurious appearance and outstanding wear. Smartstrand Renewably sourced polymer offers a combination of permanent built-in stain protection, superior durability, and amazing comfort partially made with renewable resources. Permanent stain and soil protection is built directly into the fiber during manufacturing, it isn’t put on afterward with chemicals. It’s there for life. It will never wash off, walk off or wear off.

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Carpet maintenance

Vacuum regularly Most dirt and dust takes the form of hard particles. When left in the carpet these gritty, sharp particles abrade the pile of the carpet. Regular vacuuming not only prolongs the life of the carpet, but will enhance its appearance as well. Most soiling in carpet is of the dry, particle type which can be removed with a vacuum cleaner. Vacuum high traffic lanes daily, medium to high traffic areas twice weekly, and the entire house at least once a week. Use a vacuum with a rotating brush or beater bar. Change the bags often and check the beater bars for burs and gouges so as not to damage the surface of the carpet. Some thick loop pile carpets will fuzz if a rotating brush vacuum is used. In this case we recommend a suction vacuum only. Preventive maintenance The use of mats or runners at all home entrances and on uncarpeted areas adjacent to carpet will reduce soil and moisture in traffic areas. Clean mats and any other rugs placed over carpet regularly. The use of furniture coasters to distribute the weight of heavy items is also recommended, especially for furniture with wheels. Take care when moving furniture with wheels by putting a protective barrier between the wheels and the carpet. To extend the beauty of your carpeting, close drapes or blinds during hours of direct sunlight. Exercise extreme caution with all bleaches, tile cleaners, mildew removers, oven cleaners, drain openers, and plant food. They are strong chemicals that can permanently discolor or dissolve carpet fibers. Cleaning recommendations Even with regular vacuuming, soil particles and oily dirt will cling to the carpet fibers. With foot traffic these particles and oily dirt are driven deeper into the carpet. We recommend professional hot water extraction every 18 to 24 months. Periodic cleaning, using the hot water extraction method performed by a professional cleaner, will refresh your carpet’s appearance. The most used areas, such as entrances, doorways, traffic lanes, and in front of chairs, will collect dirt faster than other areas. Clean these areas as they begin to show soil. This will stop dirt from spreading and will extend the time between professional cleaning.
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