Carpet technology like every other technology slowly changes over time with different fabrics and ways to make and colour them. They can have many different priorities for their use, for example in an office it might be that the carpet is very hard wearing and easy to clean, or for your home if you have pets and children then it might be that it is easy to clean.
Most buyers don’t read the label or necessarily listen to the advice (if it’s given) on the best way to clean their carpet. There may even be things you can and can’t do with detergents and cleaning chemicals (see our carpet cleaning tips for more info).
It’s fairly obvious that all carpets are different and some may require different cleaning to what you had in mind.
Different carpet cleaning methods
There are basically 4 main ways to clean a carpet thoroughly and they are:
- Steam Cleaning
- Foam Encapsulation (Sometimes still called shampooing)
- Dry Cleaning (Compound cleaning)
- Bonnet Cleaning
Each of these different methods has it’s own benefits and if you are lucky you will be able to choose any depending on the type of carpet you have. Some may not be right for the carpet and some may not give you the required results. At A2Z we offer different ways of carpet cleaning that will best suit your carpet or cleaning needs. Some are more common than others so let’s look at them individually.