Carpets cost a pretty penny and that’s why when you purchase one you should consider it an investment. With that said, the last thing you want is to take it home only for it to be ruined by an accidental spill. Invest smartly by purchasing a carpet with a soil-resistant treatment from Nouwens. While no carpet is completely impervious to stains, such a treatment will minimise staining significantly.
Soil-resistant treatments, like Scotchguard and Teflon have an action that causes liquid to bead up on the carpet’s surface. This will give you a chance, in the event of a spill, to grab an absorbent cloth to rescue your floor cover before the fibers soak it up. The treatments used on Nouwens’ carpets have a similar action.
It’s important to remember that stain or soil-resistant should not be confused with stain or soil-proof. The latter implies that a treated Nouwens carpet is impervious to soil. In fact, treated carpets will still need to be attended to promptly to ensure that spills don’t lead to permanent stains.
Certain environmental factors will influence the rate at which a spill is absorbed into your Nouwens carpet, like temperature and time delays. So a hot beverage, like coffee, might give you a harder time than juice, for instance. Or, putting off cleaning up a spill until tomorrow or next week. Common household spills, which have relative dye-ability, include tea, coffee, food colourants, natural soil pigments, juices, pen ink, and so on.
The soil-resistant treatment on your Nouwens carpet should last for several years, but know that it will wear out eventually. Enquire with Nouwens about having the treatment reapplied.
For more information on these intelligent, soil-resistant carpets, visit the Nouwens website at www.nouwens.co.za.