Following on with last week's theme of myth busting, this week we look at another potential for carpet damage, draught soiling.
What is Draught Soiling?
Draught soiling, also known as filtration soiling, is the appearance of unsightly marks and lines on your carpet. They are caused by dust and dirt in the air being pushed either along, or through, the carpet. Those particles then stick to the fibres of the carpet, causing discolouration.
Where can it occur?
Draught soiling can occur in both old and new homes and with wooden and concrete subfloors. Generally it will show up around the perimeter of the room but it can also appear in doorways, on stairs or where the underlay is joined as seen in the above image.
What can be done about it?
At Grimley Flooring we believe we should do what we can to help reduce draught soiling which is why we always ensure that all new underlay is taped and that we supply the correct grippers for the carpet being installed to prevent the backing being compromised. We also offer a skirting sealing service and can supply Paperfelt as required.