Bleachable Carpet

September 18, 2017

Bleach and carpet is the stuff of nightmares isn’t it? Come to think of it, as I look at my ruined (almost new) tracksuit bottoms, it occurs to me that bleach and any material is potentially hazardous – and ruinous. 

That’ll teach me to be a little overzealous in the kitchen and wear what (were) my favourite pants whilst cleaning. 

Accidents happen and this applies to your precious carpet – and it can be devastating. A glass of red? Oh dear! That dinner party seemed such a good idea at the time. 

Modern carpets, however, are a little more robust, though, thanks to advances in production, meaning you no longer need to recoil in horror should the wine end up on the floor, or some other unpleasant stain from pets or children befalls the carpet. 

If you’re in fear of such things, relax! QCF-Bournemouth has you covered with our range of polypropylene carpets.  

A carpet made from polypropylene is cleanable with a bleach solution.  

Note that we said ‘bleach solution.’ Never EVER use neat bleach on any carpet – be warned that if your carpet isn’t made of the right stuff (and we mean 100% polypropylene), even bleach solution will lift the colour from the material, potentially leaving you with a patch that will be permanently discoloured and unsightly. The upside will be that the stain has gone – but not in the way you intended. 

We recommend testing suitability of your carpet for bleaching on an inconspicuous area – maybe right in a corner or behind some furniture. Basically, somewhere that’s easy to ignore (hide) if your experiment goes wrong. 

Whilst it’s not the cure for everything, a bleach solution will deal with most things that end up on the carpet, saving you money on expensive cleaning operatives and, ultimately, replacing the whole carpet. 

Whilst you might be tempted to dive straight in and deal with the catastrophe, we urge caution! 

Using a spray bottle, mix some thin bleach with 70% water. Then, spray the offending area so that coverage is even. Leave to stand for a least half an hour. More stubborn stains can usually be left for up to an hour. 

Then using clean water, rinse the area thoroughly. If the dirt is stubborn in nature, use an appropriate brush to help loosen the muck (keep pressure to a minimum to avoid physically damaging the carpet) and leave to dry. 

Hopefully, when you’ve completed the job, whatever ailed your carpet will have disappeared, leaving nothing but a memory. 

Warm, comfy and stain-resistant, these polypropylene bleach cleanable carpets are the perfect choice for homes that are lived in. Why not come and see our full range today. 

Whatever your situation, we at QCF Bournemouth can help, with expert advice, professional fitters and great prices for over 40 years, no wonder we’re Christchurch and Bournemouth’s Quality Carpet, Vinyl and LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tiles)  specialist – and we look forward to serving you.