What is wool?
BIC collections: Atrar – Chelha – Isul – Stone – Tosh – Queen – Royal – Parker – Gradient Fine wool – Fly
Wool as a natural fibre can withstand pressure, has a beautiful aesthetic and excellent appearance retention properties. It is also incredibly long-lasting in case of good maintenance, making it an excellent investment for your interior project.
Wool carpets stand for quality and durability for hundreds of years. Synonymous with luxury, they remain an incredibly popular carpet of choice for homeowners and in the housebuilding and hospitality sectors.
Wool fibers may be cleaned using dry or wet cleaning methods, although excessive agitation and excessive heat should be avoided. Wool should be cleaned with neutral detergents and dried quickly to limit oxidation.
What is Polyester?
BIC Collections: Galaxy – Blitz
Polyester remains a popular choice in carpet fiber due to its lustrous appearance, high level of stain resistance and eco-friendly properties.
Polyester fibers may be cleaned using dry or wet cleaning methods, although excessive agitation and excessive heat should be avoided. Polyester should be cleaned with neutral detergents and dried quickly to limit oxidation.
What is cotton?
BIC collection: Miro
Made from the cotton plant, cotton is an environmentally friendly material which is simple to produce and incredibly versatile. Cotton fibres are soft, strong and hold dyes very effectively. These characteristics make cotton a fantastic material for rugs, especially rug designs with intricate patterns and detail.
When it comes to cotton rugs, you’ll find that it’s uncommon for the rug to be made entirely from cotton. Instead, cotton is often blended with other fibres such as wool, to combine the benefits of multiple materials.
What is lyocell?
Trinity – Gradient Lyocell – Shadow 2.0 – Club Design
Lyocell is a fiber produced from the cellulose of trees such as eucalyptus, broken down and then reformed into fibers for spinning. The main properties of these yarns are good breathability, high moisture absorption and excellent resistance and dimensional stability.
Lyocell fibers should be cleaned using a dry cleaning process only. The fibers may be damaged by high temperatures, high pH, sunlight, and will lose strength considerably when wet. The cleaning is best left to a carpet cleaning professional.
What is regenerated nylon?
BIC collections: Holden – Harbor – Haven – Magic – Softline
This eco-friendly material is made from rescued waste and recycled carpets. By reprocessing this waste, we can help save crude oils and avoid CO2 emission. Think cradle to cradle.
Absorb as much as possible. Use a dry, white absorbent cloth.
If necessary, use a sustainable cleaning agent. Please be aware: don’t use a brush to scrub. The easiest way is to work from the edges towards the center of the stain.Blot again and if necessary, repeat. Let the carpet dry.
The stain protection is permanently built into the fibers, so the carpet can be stained and washed several times, without losing anti-stain property. ECONYL® yarn is 100% regenerated and regenerable Nylon6 yarn, made from waste material recovered from all over the world. – Source: Econyl
Carpets and rugs bearing the BIC Carpets label make a statement about your sense of style and value. And whether you choose a carpet for its quality, durability or beauty, you can maintain it good looks by remembering to:
Vacuum on a regular base
Regular and thorough vacuuming once a week (more often in heavy traffic areas) is an economical and effective way to remove soil and dirt particles before they become embedded into the pile of the carpet. For best results, empty your vacuum bag when half full. Please do certainly not use a vacuum cleaner with a brush.
Remove spills immediately
With spot and stain removal, speed is of the essence.
Thorough cleaning is required periodically to remove the deepest soil. There are many deep cleaning methods you can use to ensure the beauty and life of your carpet or rug. When having your carpet professionally cleaned, use a reputable company and check references.
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