The carpet is the most ancient invention of a man, which he used not only to warm his home, but also to decorate it. Carpets were decorated with yurts of nomadic tribes, and luxurious palaces of kings. For many centuries a wool carpet was a symbol of prosperity, and manual labor was the only way to produce it.
But thanks to the development of modern technologies, synthetic carpets appeared, which in quality soon became equal with their ancestors from wool. In this case, synthetic coatings even have advantages over similar products made from natural materials, since care for them is easier. And with this statement all people who have a carpet with a long nap in the interior of their house will agree.
Most modern buyers want, as a rule, that their carpet is beautiful, soft and cheap.
Often, they prefer those products that fit well into a modern interior. A long-pile (or fleecy) carpets - this is the best choice in this case.
Types of long carpets
Fleecy is called carpets, in which the length of the nap more than three centimeters. This is a relatively large category of such products, especially machine-made.
Handmade carpets with high pile - a great rarity, especially in the classics. But modern long-carpets from both natural and synthetic materials can be easily purchased in any city.
Among the carpet coatings of machine production there is a wide range of similar products, differing both in the length of the pile, and in its structure and composition.
When producing long carpets on automatic machines, as a rule, wool is not used, but different combinations of materials:
- nylon, and the like.
When buying a fleecy carpet, you should always be interested in the composition of which its pile is made, since the main characteristics of this product depend on it: quality, durability and durability.
Depending on the structure, as well as appearance, fleecy carpets are divided into species.
Such carpet products have cut pile, for the production of which twisted strands of the same length are used.
This is a kind of carpet, sometimes called "sheggi" or "step". Today it is very popular and in many respects reminiscent of Saxony, but it has a longer nap (from five centimeters) and an increased interval between stitches.
This type of carpet is made up of thin highly twisted yarns, thermally treated to give them increased elasticity.
Carpets of this kind have a combined pile: their loops are cut, while the low ones are not.
Recommendations on the use of carpets for the floor in the design of premises
A competently chosen floor covering will give the home a special twist. But the task of the carpet is to complement, not define the design. Although there may be exceptions to this rule.
Bordeaux, red, monophonic carpets with long nap may well be part of the interior for the hall, but you need to carefully consider the choice of shade, as well as the design of the product. Also a good option is to choose a carpet with a "zebra" coloring. The shape of the carpet is also important. A round and oval carpet with a long pile of blue will give the room a laconic feel, thanks to the smoothing of the corners.
In those cases where most interior items have a massive base, it is better to cover the floor with relatively small carpets. In this case, to blue, purple or black carpet with a long nap looked in small-sized rooms is appropriate, you must leave at least 20 cm gap to the skirtings. For spacious rooms this offset from the walls should be at least 50 cm. The shape of the carpet and its design can be arbitrary.
A dappled carpet looks good if you put it between furniture. But it is necessary that the distance from its edge, for example, to the sofa, is 5-10 cm. The best place for arranging the coffee table is in the middle of the palace. And on the carpet there should still be a free place not occupied by furniture legs about 60 cm along the edges.
Carpets can be successfully used for dividing into zones in hallways, halls and even bedrooms. At the same time in one room you can lay several different carpets on the floor with different sizes, colors and shapes. It is only necessary that their color scheme be coordinated among themselves and with other elements of the interior.
Carpeting for rooms in which there is a lot of saturated purple or green, it is better to choose a calm pastel shades. It can also be black or white, or be with a zebra pattern. At the same time in the rooms, the interior of which is executed in calm colors, bright carpets with an original design will look good. Choosing a carpet with a long nap is a suitable option and in the event that the room has leather chairs and monophonic furniture.
It is important to take into account the fact that the carpet should be combined with the floor, even if the open part of the floor is very small in area. On the floors painted in cool colors, carpets of warm colors look better. Floors under natural wood are better covered with carpets of natural shades. And for modern-style floors (pearly-gray tones or gray-blue and dusty-lilac) carpets with a rich color (lilac, pink, green, burgundy, purple, olive) are preferred.
Recommendations for cleaning a carpet with a long pile
Even if your floors have a coating such as laminate, linoleum or parquet, the fluffy carpet will still look very impressive on it, making your home even warmer and more comfortable. But long carpets require special attention, because without proper care, which consists in the need for regular cleaning, such products can cease to be a source of joy. Therefore, almost immediately after their purchase, people are interested: how to clean a carpet with a long nap?
Of course, the best cleaning of carpets will be done in dry cleaning. However, if this procedure is required to be carried out often enough, it is possible (including from economy) to try to perform it yourself, to return the carpet to its original appearance.
And in order to set the task, which is how to clean the carpet with a long pile, it was feasible, you need to get a vacuum cleaner, special chemical means for cleaning the carpet, a broom with sufficient rigidity, a soft sponge or a rag. Also needed salt, ammonia, 6% vinegar.
How to begin cleaning a carpet with a long pile? In all cases, such a fleecy product, first of all, must be cleaned with a vacuum cleaner. And this must be done at least two times in seven to ten days.
The vacuum cleaner cleans dust and a small amount of dirt. Well, if the carpet is very dirty, then it should be knocked out on the street, and in winter you can try to clean it with snow, using an additional hard broom or brush.
Then, after removing most of the dirt by physical methods, the carpet can be cleaned further with the use of special shampoos and detergents, for example, "Vanish", "Carpet" or "Vorsica". But as the composition of these drugs includes alkali, then, so as not to deteriorate the color of the product, it is not recommended to abuse them.
Housewives sometimes use carpet cleaning and cooking salt, which returns carpets freshness, and colors - brightness and saturation. To do this, they sprinkle the surface of the carpet with ordinary food salt, which is then removed with a hard broom, at times dipping it into a soapy room-temperature solution or a little warmer. Instead of salt can also be used sawdust, used welding, bran. Finish the cleaning procedure by knocking out the carpet.
A white carpet with a long nap can be tried using a solution containing soda and vinegar. For its preparation, vinegar (1 tablespoon of 6-9% solution) and the same amount of soda should be added to a liter jar filled with water and mixed thoroughly. In order to clean the dirt from the surface of the carpet, it is necessary to rub the carpet with a stiff brush, periodically dipping it into the previously prepared mortar. The advantages of this rather effective method is that all the components used are absolutely safe and easily accessible.