The benefits of carpet for offices
When it comes to office flooring options, there’s nothing quite like carpet. It’s classic and affordable while being flexible enough work for all kinds of interior design styles, from cosy to luxurious. With so many options to choose from, carpet provides a stylish and attractive opportunity for offices to feel more personal.
In addition to being a great aesthetic choice, carpet is a powerful insulator, both of sound and warmth. In bustling office environments, carpet reduces noise pollution by absorbing distracting sounds, creating a calmer and more productive workplace. With the same insulating qualities, carpets are incredibly efficient at maintaining warmth. This is great not just for the people enjoying a comfortable temperature in the office, but can also reduce power (and therefore money) spent on heating.
Moving on carpet is comfortable and safe. Unlike hard, smooth flooring types, carpet reduces the risk of slips and falls. The friction and density of carpet works to create stable, safe office floors, with less risk of workplace injuries. With every step, carpet softens the impact of movement, reducing the aches and pains that come from walking on unyielding surfaces like tiles, concrete or bare wood flooring.
The do’s and don’ts of carpet cleaning
While it’s no wonder that carpet is an immensely popular option for office flooring, it can sometimes prove difficult to care for and maintain. Luckily, at HCS Commercial Cleaning, we are experts in office carpet cleaning. Here are our top do’s and don’ts to keep your office carpet as good as new.
Don’t wait to clean up stains
It might be tempting to leave cleaning up a stain until later in the day, or even a few days’ time, but don’t wait to clean up stains. The longer you leave a stain, the more time it has to deepen and stubbornly settle into the carpet fibres. When left, some stains can bleach or even change the chemical makeup of the carpet.
Don’t scrub the carpet
When something’s spilt on your carpet, you might be tempted to scrub at the stain to remove it. This actually does damage to your carpet fibres and will end up making the stain worse by pushing it deeper into the carpet. Instead of scrubbing, use a cloth or paper towel to blot the liquid out of the stain.
Don’t over-wet your carpet
When presented with a stained carpet, your first thought might be to soak it in water to wash out the stain. Unfortunately, all this does is damage your carpet, as too much water can cause tears and shrinking and leaves you with an unpleasant wet carpet smell.
Do vacuum often
Carpet has a reputation for being a poor choice for people with allergies and asthma, but it can actually trap irritating particles in its fibres, preventing the particles from floating in the air where people could breathe them in. Regular vacuuming not only helps to increase the lifespan of your office’s carpet, it also prevents a build-up of these irritating dust and dirt particles.
Do avoid furniture dents in the carpet
Dents in the carpet are unsightly and, if furniture is left in the same place long enough, can be permanent. Luckily, you can avoid these dents by vacuuming the carpet and rotating your furniture frequently. You can also use furniture coasters, which sit under the legs of a piece of furniture to distribute its weight more evenly on the carpet.
Do get regular commercial carpet cleaning
Cleaning your office carpet yourself presents the risk of over-wetting, over-use of chemicals and even the potential to void warranties by damaging the carpet. Professional carpet cleaning provides a deeper, longer-lasting clean than regular vacuuming and spot-cleaning can. Regular commercial carpet cleaning increases the lifespan of your carpet, creates a more hygienic office and keeps your space looking fresh and clean.
At HCS Commercial Cleaning, we’re expert carpet cleaners
We’re Perth’s most thorough cleaners, providing specialised cleaning services like carpet and window cleaning to offices all over Perth. Leave your office carpet cleaning in our hands for a spotless, fresh and hygienic office – from the ground up.