Carpet has become synonymous with comfort and warmth; it is relatively inexpensive and can be installed quickly, with a minimum of disruption. Carpet is manufactured from both natural and man-made fibres with differing pile types and weights, all of which affects how the carpet will perform, and its suitability for different situations. Many of the articles below are provided from the Carpet Institute of Australia as a guide to explain carpet classification, maintenance requirements, and commonly encountered issues associated with the purchase and installation of carpet. This is intended to provide a potential buyer with the information required to make a more informed purchasing decision.

Carpet Technical Information

Click on the links below to view or download the respective PDF technical information documentation. Carpet Technical Information The documents below discuss some of the technical characteristics and performance results for various carpet types. Carpet Acoustic Comfort Carpet Light Reflectance Carpet Thermal Insulation Fire Safety Regulations for Floor Coverings Carpet & Allergens There is a... View Article

Common Carpet Issues Explained

The following PDF documents are available to view or download, explaining some of the more common carpet manufacturing and installation issues. Carpet Bow, Skew & Trueness of Edge Carpet Installation – Seam Peaking Carpet Pattern Matching Advisory Notice Carpet Permanent Shading Pile Reversal View Article

The Australian Carpet Classification Scheme

An explanation of the Australian Carpet Classification Scheme and others, which is intended to help the potential purchaser gauge which product is best suited for their individual needs. Click on the links below to view or download the respective articles. Carpet Environmental Certification Scheme The Australian Carpet Classification Scheme (ACCS) GUIDE The Australian Carpet Classification... View Article

General Carpet Guides

The following resource contains information regarding the benefits of carpet as a floor covering, along with guides to carpet characteristcs and styles. Carpet Characteristics Carpets – Value for Money Guide For Buying Carpet Guide to Carpet Styles View Article

Guide to Cleaning and Caring for Carpet

General Tips and Information on Cleaning and Caring for Carpet Regular Vacuuming Once your carpet is installed, vacuum lightly and frequently in the first week to remove surface lint, dust and fluff. Continue to vacuum at least weekly to remove soil and grit. The quick removal of soil will reduce abrasive forces on the pile... View Article