The Fuzzy Stuff
Whether you seek residential or commercial service, A-1 Carpet & Upholstery Solutions is equipped to clean any type of carpet! We use techniques that leave no soapy residue, which keeps your carpet cleaner for longer. Also, our carpet cleaning agents that we use to clean carpets are safe for children and pets. A-1 Carpet & Upholstery Solutions has an experienced team that is very knowledgeable about all types of fabrics and we know the most effective techniques to clean them. You may read more about some of the more common carpet fabrics below.
Olefin - Popular fiber for commercial carpets.
Strengths: Least expensive fiber to produce, Excellent stain resistance, Excellent chemical tolerance.
Weakness: Poor resiliency, Prone to pile crush and pooling, Has an affinity for oily soil making it difficult to clean.
Nylon - Most popular residential carpet fiber produced.
Strengths: Good resiliency, Soft hand, Good soil hiding capacity, Cleans easily, Good chemical tolerance.
Weakness: Can be permanently stained, Cost is greater than Olefin.
Wool - Popular for affluent residential, hotel and aircraft industry.
Strengths: Very plush hand, Excellent soil hiding capacity, Excellent resiliency, Easily dyed, Fire resistant.
Weakness: Stains easily, Very absorbent, Poor chemical tolerance, Most expensive.
If you would like to identify a fiber you are cleaning, click here to use a simple burn test.