Amongst a numerous amount of benefits, carpet tile is easy to maintain. Even though it can handle a lot of heavy traffic, it is still essential to maintain it properly for greater longevity. If your carpet tile is not maintained correctly, the installation process is extremely easy and gives you the flexibility of switching out carpet squares. To help explain in more detail, we wanted to dig deeper into the topic of installation and maintenance. Let’s take a look!
To begin, carpet tiles are set inside of their designated room to adjust to the room’s temperature for at least 24 hours. Next, the floor is thoroughly cleaned of dirt and debris to create a clean workspace. After, the carpet tiles are placed down on the floor and installed from the middle of the room outward. We then mark the midpoint of the wall and work outwards from that point. When we start from the center, we plan to have an equal cut on each side of the original carpet tile. Lastly, we use a manufacturer’s recommended pressure-sensitive adhesive. A pressure-sensitive adhesive remains tacky giving you the added benefit of easy replacement.
You will want to keep up with a regular vacuum routine for your carpet tiles. When vacuuming carpet tiles, slow and steady wins the race. You will want to slowly vacuum up remaining dirt and debris to have a more effective cleaning routine. The leftover particles can potentially damage the fibers and cause you to replace it sooner than expected. If you have an extremely high trafficked area, you will want to vacuum every day. Areas with moderate traffic can be vacuumed at least two times a week.
If you have an accidental spill, you will want to address the situation immediately. Take a white, clean cloth and blot the area. By addressing it right away, you can prevent the accident from becoming a stain. Mild detergent solutions and manufacturer approved solvents can be a lifesaver in these types of situations. Be proactive and address the stain immediately.
For more heavily soiled areas, you can rent a commercial vacuum or hire a professional cleaning company to remove the stain. Fortunately, if the stain is still present, you can easily replace the tile and make the area look brand new.
We hope you enjoyed this informative series on Carpet Tiles. If you missed our first two blog posts, you check them out here: Carpet Tiles: Construction & Durability and Carpet Tiles: Designs & Fashion.
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