Planned Maintenance of Carpet Tiles

These are significant benefits to be gained from pre-planning a complete carpet tile maintenance programme:

* The appearance of the carpet tile remains consitently good over a longer period of time.

* The carpet tile will last longer because the pile fibre has not been damaged by accumulated soiling.

* Maintenance costs can be accurately budgeted for.

Regular and Periodic Maintenance of Carpet Tiles

A schedule for regular and periodic maintenance of carpet tiles should be established and thereby implemented by staff, sub-contract cleaners and professional cleaners. Detailed below is an example of such a cleaning schedule, which would be suitable for a heavy traffic office.

METHOD FREQUENCY NOTES
Vacuuming Daily in heavy traffic areas
Twice weekly in light traffic areas
Provide contractors with a clear specification detailing the machinery to be used and the frequency of vacuuming in each area.
Spot & Stain Removal Daily in all areas Specify who is to be responsible for this job and ensure the correct chemicals and materials are provided.
Powder Cleaning
(Cut pile carpet tiles)
Three monthly intervals in heavy traffic areas
Six monthly intervals in light traffic areas
Seek advice from professional carpet cleaners on the method and frequency required and ensure they follow your specification.
Cover Cleaning
(Loop pile carpet tiles)
Three monthly intervals in heavy traffic areas
Six monthly intervals in light traffic areas
Seek advice from professional carpet cleaners on the method and frequency required and ensure they follow your specification.
Deep Cleaning Once a year in heavy traffic areas
Twice yearly in light traffic areas
Seek advice from professional carpet cleaners on the method and frequency required and ensure they follow your specification.

 

These recommendations are suitable for most carpet tile installations. Adherence to these will, under most circumstances, result in good long term appearance retention. Zetex Carpet Tiles will not be responsible for poor workmanship or problems created by improper maintenance. The manufacturer will be responsible, within the scope of the product specifications and warranties, for defective materials, but that does not include materials incorrectly or inadequately maintained. If these instructions do not cover a particular site condition, or if you require further information, please contact Zetex Carpet Tiles.