There are a number of urban carpet myths in Singapore associated with carpet installation in the market place. These myths are greatest hurdle that gets in your way of making appropriate flooring choices. If you fail to gather the right information you might end up making the worst floor choice for floor covering in your home or office areas. Over the last few decades the carpet industries have joined hands & have worked closely with various academic groups, independent laboratories & the government evaluate and find out the carpet’s role in the indoor-environment. These will need to have a proper understanding and analyzing to have a proper sort of flooring in Singapore.
Below are listed some 5 carpet installation myths in Singapore that you can read to add some information. · “It is believed that a carpet installation is much more expensive & difficult to maintain as compared to hard floor surfaces.”- In fact carpet surfaces that are properly maintained only require vacuuming 1-2 times in a week & periodic-extraction cleaning. Whereas hard surface floors demands regular striping, sweeping, waxing, mopping & buffing that is more laborious as well as costly. Studies have revealed that hard surface floors require 2.5 times more annual cleaning as compared to carpet. · “There is a carpet myth that carpet is non-sustainable in nature.”- In fact in Singapore almost 90 % of the industry’s carpet-manufacturers have an excellent track-record over the last 12 years of minimum wastes produced & energy consumed reduced the industry’s sustainability.· “People in Singapore believe that carpet installation is very harmful because “Formaldehyde” (a harmful chemical) is said to be used during the production process of a carpet.”- People in Singapore are unaware of the fact that “Formaldehyde” is not emitted from the new carpet & is not used during the carpet manufacturing process. In 1989 research was conducted by (The School of Textile-Engineering) Georgia Institute of Technology under the supervision of-Dr. Wayne Tincher & other researchers dispelled this widely held carpet myth.· “Carpet installation should be avoided because ‘Latex’ (in carpet) produces allergic-reactions.”- Another carpet myth is that ‘latex’ a material which holds together the fibers & backing produces allergic-reactions. In fact now a day’s the latex used to produce broadloom carpet is synthetic latex which is not at all associated with the allergic-reactions which were caused by the natural latex. Allergic–reactions caused by latex were actually caused due to the proteins that were found in the natural latex. Industries manufacturing carpet in Singapore uses same innocuous materials that are found commonly in clothing & other everyday fabrics (including nylon & polyester).· “Another carpet myth is that Mold & mildew can grow in carpet and so carpet installation should be avoided as far as possible”- Mold & mildew exist only in places where there is excessive dirt & moisture coupled with poor cleaning & maintenance services. Mold growth may happen on any surface from windowpanes to the carpet (that is poorly maintained with extreme moisture and dirt). Hence eliminating excessive moisture sources like leakage of water & controlling humidity offset the potential for mold to grow to a larger extent. It only means that you can ensure that your floor is suave, with this, there will never be a chance to appear any stains and bacteria.