Industrial carpet tiles are produced from materials chosen for their quality, durability, appearance, and texture. These modular carpet products are made to resist stain and to withstand wear and tear for many years. They have a wide range of colors which resist fading under normal exposure. These tiles can be installed on any indoor flooring space to give a room the desired feel and functionality to it.
Industrial carpet tiles resist moisture better than many conventional carpet types. Moisture is blocked from seeping through the pile and remains on the surface until blotted off or merely dries away. Excessive moisture, however, can have deteriorating effects on the carpets. This can cause discoloration and when moisture is absorbed underneath, mold buildup will result. Wet carpets need to be dried immediately and thoroughly to avoid these effects. Furthermore, fading occurs when the carpets are exposed to direct sunlight over an extended period. Just like other types of carpeting, Industrial carpet tiles need protection from the elements to retain their structure and appearance.
Vacuuming and spot-cleaning are vital maintenance procedures to help prolong the life and appearance of your Industrial carpet tiles. There are times, however, when these measures are inadequate if you want your carpeting to look as good as new. Soil buildup can occur within the carpet fibers and add to that oil and other chemicals that become embedded on the carpet material. In this case, general cleaning and steam cleaning of the carpets is required.
There are other cleaning options that you can adopt to ensure clean carpets for your flooring:
1. Cleaning the tiles individually
One good thing about Industrial carpet tiles is they are easy to handle and manage. You can clean the tiles individually under a faucet or even in a sink. You can use a mild detergent to soften up the dirt and use your fingers to remove them. Do not use corrosive chemicals to get rid of dirt as they might cause discoloration. Should you need a brush to clean a tile, find something that has soft bristles to avoid damaging the threads. Rinsing the tiles thoroughly will remove soap residues and dust particles. Make sure the carpet tiles are dried completely before you put them back in.
2. Dry cleaning
The makers of Industrial carpet tiles recommend using their particular dry cleaning kit for this purpose. Instructions on how to do the dry cleaning procedures are also contained in the kit.
3. Wet extraction / Steam cleaning
When it comes steam cleaning or wet extraction, professional cleaning is recommended for industrial carpet tiles. Professional cleaners have the proper equipment and expertise to get the job done with very low risk of damage to your carpets.