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Why You Need to Use Carpet Protector Films

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A Handy Guide to Using a Carpet Protection Film

If you are working on a renovation project around your property or office space, there is a high possibility to damage your flooring. Paint spills, foot traffic, dirt and scratches when moving items can damage the floor, creating a need for a floor renovation in the future. However, you can avoid such occurrences by installing a carpet film before you start a job. A carpet protection film is a clear protective film used to protect the carpet from damages like painting, splays, flooding, abrasion and many more. This guide is about how to protect your floor or carpet using carpet protection film.

The first step is to choose the carpet protection film that meets your needs since there are different varieties in the market. The carpet film should match your carpet type protection time and the duration you need to protect the carpet. Additionally, you should consider the type of job to determine the best type. For example, moving furniture may need a stronger carpet protector than painting. The types of carpet films to choose from are:

  • Heavy-duty carpet protection : Short and mid-term.
  • Multi-purpose: For short term generic applications.
  • Low tack: When using it for a short time.

Installation Process

The next step after choosing the best protection film is to apply the film on the floor. You can follow the below tips for a flawless installation.

  • Step 1: Match the end of the role to the edges of your floor or carpet and unroll the film above the carpet.
  • Step 2: Press the film using your hand to improve adhesion.
  • Step 3: You can cut the film using a razor or sharp knife once you reach the other edge of the carpet or floor. Repeat the process until the whole carpet is covered.
  • Step 4: Use a marker pen to write the date you applied the protection film somewhere visible. This will help you remember the day to replace it.

Dos and Don’ts of Carpet Protect Film Installation

Before you start applying the protection film, you should know what is good to do and what is not. This will help you prevent damages to the carpet and the film itself. You should make sure that you have followed all the instructions, test a small area first before starting the job and avoid direct heat. On the other hand, you should not: leave the protection for too long, use a newly installed carpet and use the protection film on hard floors.