What is a Carpet Protector?

Have you ever heard about Scotchguard or Teflon? Keep reading and find out how this carpet protector is beneficial and when is truly necessary.

Teflon is a coating protector that is applied to clean rugs and textiles and helps prevent permanent staining. Interestingly, the protector is invisible, so you will never know if your carpet has it or not, and it doesn’t change the look or the feel of your rug. Experienced weavers that handle wool all day long can’t tell the difference between fibers that have been protected and those that haven’t.

Overall, protectors are useful. These are some of the pros of having one on your carpet:

Protector makes vacuuming more effective and helps to keep your rug from getting dirty. What a protector also does is make it far easier to clean up spills and messes.
It can prevent your carpet from permanent stains. If your carpet is protected and you have a spill, you have a little more time to remove it before it penetrates the fibers and possibly becomes a permanent stain. This is especially helpful when it comes to pet urine, which is very aggressive for carpets. It is also useful to protect from common liquid spills like wine or coffee, etc.

Isn’t it better to prevent a problem rather than having to fix it later? Teflon allows you to remove a potential stain, but like everything else is not 100% assured. Protectors are effective when carpets are placed in busy areas, with a lot of traffic like kids, pets, or eating and drinking spaces.

However, protectors end up being oversold in this industry, which, as you may have read in our blog, has some dirty little secrets. Not all carpets or rugs need a protector. Factors like the location and the type of traffic that exists are good indicators to know if you need one.

We are here to help you. Give us a call if you want to consult anything about your area rugs or carpets. Contact us and our experienced team will inform you.