Being members of the ACG carpet group means that we can supply a bigger range of carpets at a better price for you. Kings Floorings list of suppliers includes Brintons, Brockway, Axminster, Abingdon, Ulster, Victoria, Cormar, Crucial-
The appearance, retention and durability of your carpet is governed by the care and attention it receives during its life time. Remembering such things as wearing rubber soled shoes, stilettos and metal tipped heals can present a hazard to your carpeting. Maintaining your carpet should consist of a light vacuum at least twice a week. The amount of maintenance your carpet requires depends on how much use the carpet receives.
Carpets experience many phenomenons; these are merely normal occurrences for your carpet during its early months. Remember your carpet may be produced from natural material and it may behave strangely. Here are a few things you may notice:
Sprouting Tufts: Often, small tufts will sprout above the carpets surface. If you find one just simply remove it with a normal pair of scissors. Never use a knife as this may damage your carpet permanently.
Shedding: All new carpets will shed loose fibres, particularly in areas in front of chairs or under tables. Fibres within the yarn work their way to the surface of the carpet. Don’t be alarmed if your vacuum cleaner fills with fibres. The appearance is deceptive, there is not as much as you think. Shedding has no timetable; however it will not affect the performance characteristics of your carpet.
Pilling: Pilling is small balls of fibre which have become anchored to the surface often found in areas of heavy abrasion. Pilling is not serious and can be treated by snipping away any excess fibre. In almost all cases pilling occurs where maintenance has been undertaken with the wrong type of vacuum cleaner. For cut pile carpets an upright vacuum cleaner with a beater bar should be used. On loop pile a suction only cleaner should be used.
Snags: These can occurs when a heel or a child’s toys catches the carpet and brings fibres to the surface. This is not serious as the tuft can be cut off with pair of scissors. Do not cut with a knife as this could lead to permanent carpet damage.
Fuzzing: This is associated with loop pile carpets, and occurs when loose fibres on the surface of the carpet, becomes entangled, but still remains attached. Where fuzzing occurs simply snip off with a pair of scissors.
Shading or Pile Reversal: All cut pile carpets, as with pile fabrics are liable to suffer shading or pile reversal. This shows light and dark patches and it is inherent. This is not a manufacturer defect.
Indentations: Often small dents appear or compression marks usually caused by chair legs or heavy objects. To reduce the amount of indentations, it is advisable to move furniture regularly and make use of aids such as castor cups therefore minimising the effect of compression. Where they appear a gentle moistening of the effected area with and ice cube or the use of a water mist spray can help to aid recovery.
Carpet fitted to stairs: Stairways will concentrate traffic and can accelerate wear particularly to the nose. Due to their design it is not always possible for the carpet on stairs to be lifted and moved-
Pole marks: Carpets are often rolled and delivered on a cardboard tube inner of 14” in diameter. When unrolled and fitted a line can appear in the carpet. This is only a pressure mark and should disappear after approximately 3 to 4 weeks with vacuuming and wear. If the line does not disappear completely but has faded slightly, then more time is required.