Carpet Cleaning Equipment – Top Choices

Hiring professional carpet cleaners is practical as you can schedule regular worry-free carpet cleaning. However, if your company is thinking of cutting costs, why not do away with the large monthly rental fees and get your own carpet cleaning equipment. There are now different kinds of carpet cleaning equipment that you can avail of, some specialized for specific locations, and mostly portable and easier to store.

The most popular of these are called carpet extractors, because it extracts dirt from your carpet. Most vacuum cleaners suck up dirt but carpet extractors go beyond that and really get your carpet clean. Carpet extractors usually have two stage vacuum motors, the first to sweep out all the easily removable dirt, then the second to siphon out the soapy water that shampoos your carpet in between stages. This second vacuum ensures that the carpet dries quickly. Drying a damp carpet is obviously of major importance, and some brands have begun to make carpet extractors with three stage vacuum facility, the third usually as an extra dryer, either another suction stage, or an air blower. There are, of course, air blowers that are sold separately.

The conventional carpet extractors are usually larger and bulkier, with hoses and compartments that still need to be attached before you can start to clean. Of course, carpet cleaning brands have improved on this by introducing self-contained carpet extractors, with the hoses found inside the unit. All you’ll need to do is pour in the high-concentration formula and the extractor is ready to go. These self-contained units are available in small, box units and large, ride-on units, which you can ride in like you would lawn mowers. These ride-on self contained carpet extractors are best for large facilities with a lot of carpet to clean.

Another improvement that carpet cleaning brands have developed is that a lot of the new models available are much more quiet than their original cleaners. These are best for hospitals and nursing homes.

Other carpet cleaning equipment include carpet spotters, which target small areas and stains, floor and carpet scrubbers, which not only clean carpets but sweep and polish hard floors as well. Carpet spotters, as well as other carpet cleaning equipment are usually furnished with accessories with different functions, such as cleaning upholstery on armchairs and couches, wall coverings and small rugs, and also do auto detailing as well.

So, whether you’re a small office or a larger space with a lot of flooring, like hospitals, schools, restaurants and hotels, getting your own carpet cleaning equipment is not as difficult or improbable as it used to be.

How to Fix Quality Bathroom Accessories to Porcelain Tiles – Keeping You and Your Installer Happy

When you see beautiful bathroom photographs in glossy magazines and bathroom brochures they are often showcasing porcelain tiles, and for good reason. Porcelain tiles are a luxury product. They have a depth of colour and shine that is really sought after for luxury bathroom finishes, and are the first choice bathroom tile for many discerning customers. Porcelain is alleged to be harder than granite! As a material it is strong, tough, waterproof, easy to keep clean and doesn’t need treatments or coatings to make it bathroom proof, so in many ways it is quite unlike the natural stone products it imitates, such as slate, limestone and granite.

So why are installers reluctant to work with Porcelain? First of all, Porcelain isn’t so difficult to cut – in a straight line that is. But when it comes to hole cutting, for running pipes, or for fitting accessories such as mirrors, soap trays etc cutting into Porcelain can be very time consuming, and sometimes costly too. For this reason adding Porcelain to your bathroom specification can add to the cost, not only of installation, but also in breakage allowance. Your installer isn’t going to want to bear the cost of any tiles he breaks trying to drill into them, and he certainly won’t want to pay for your tiler to return to replace any he damages. Fitters who are prepared to do the work may need to purchase extra equipment, hole cutters etc, in order to work with porcelain. Installers may well bump up the price significantly, in order to buy special kits or drill bits, or even as a safety net for damage.

So what happens if you’ve had a gorgeous bathroom installed and luxury porcelain tiles fitted, and you ask your installer if he wouldn’t mind fitting a few lovely accessories you’ve bought before he packs up his tools. This might well be a problem. He’s happy with the work he’s done. The room looks fabulous. It’s doubtful he’s going to want to risk your goodwill, and his fee, by drilling into your perfect porcelain wall tiles. Most likely he’ll do that worrisome sharp intake of breath through the teeth that fitters do just before mentioning a big sum of money, and you’ll be left wondering whether to stump up the cost of a decent home computer to have your accessories fitted, or go without your loo roll holder and soap dishes!

There may well be an answer, and not surprisingly it’s come via our German cousins. No drill bathroom accessories are exactly that. They fix to your wall without drilling. Now before you click away, picturing nasty plastic suction pads or cheap accessories, these accessories are top quality brass bodied products, with proper chrome plated finishes. The fixing system uses proper fixing points with concealed fixings. There’s nothing cheap and nasty about no drill accessories – no tacky or flimsy steel accessories with flaky ‘chrome effect’ painted finishes such as you might find in a DIY shed, or discount store. Instead this is revolutionary German adhesive technology at its best.

No drill accessories use a scientifically advanced adhesive formula that bonds to almost any hard, firm surface. Special fixing adapters are bonded to the surface and then left to cure, after which the accessory itself is firmly clicked and locked on. The accessories have been tested to hold loads of up to 300kg. That’s like the equivalent of a couple of plumbers, a plasterer and a tiler all hanging off your towel rail at the same time without pulling it from the wall! The accessories themselves are fine quality and exquisitely designed for luxury bathrooms. Every bit as good as other premium ranges – and available in a choice of styles to suit all tastes.

Keeping It Casual – Adding Style to Casual Home Furniture

Like a comfortable living space, but still want it to look stylish? There are many different ways to infuse interest into a casual home. First let’s look at what casual style elements are. Most casual rooms are comprised of clean simple lines and warm cozy textiles. Furniture colors tend to be warm and inviting, with fabrics in shades of chocolate browns, beiges, greens, and even reds covering pieces with large comfortable pillows that immediately make you feel at home.

Casual styles are great for families, easily creating that welcoming feeling that makes you want to sit and stay a while. With furniture that is designed to be used, casual looks are designed to be functional and long-lasting. Sofas, sectionals and oversized chairs with large comfortable cushions create a relaxing environment for everyone. Accent tables tend to also be oversized providing ample space for snacks or even dinner and a movie.

While casual furniture can sometimes be seen as simple, or one note, it is easy to incorporate other styles and pieces that create visual interest and style. Accessories can be creative and colorful, and include everything from artistically designed lamps, to furniture pieces that are bold and add a colorful contrast. While modern furniture is not always the best match in a casual room, other styles can easily be used to add a personal touch. Trendy options such as shelving and storage options now come cleverly disguised as tables or ottomans. Bookcase in interesting shapes and sizes also become discussion pieces, as well as places for family photos.

Another great way to update a casual room is by using slip covers to add an exciting pop of color to a chair or love seat. You can also work family heirlooms or antiques into a casual environment, the neutral furniture tones can create a backdrop that will really allow your treasured pieces to shine. You want to choose carefully to find pieces to enhance the space without adding too much color. One of the charms of a casual look is the simplicity of the furnishings and while adding small touches can enhance it, you still want your space to remain that warm, cozy place the family loves.

Casual furniture remains and will remain one of the most popular furniture styles, as everyone wants a nice comfortable place to come home to at the end of the day. But adding color, texture and some interesting pieces to your casual room, can enhance the style into one that is truly your own.

Buying the Right Auto Detailing and Carpet Cleaning Equipment to Start Your Business

To start any business, some investment is needed and if this investment is made wisely, the business would certainly have a flourishing start. However, if this investment is not made carefully, the business can very well go down the drain and all the investment would be wasted. Therefore, one should be very careful to make investments in the business. Same is the case with auto detailing and carpet cleaning business.

Buying the appropriate cleaning equipment can make the difference in your business. Carpet cleaning equipment is available in various shapes and sizes. Some are handy and portable while others need to be mounted on a truck or on ground. For providing portable carpet cleaning services, you should definitely go for the truck mounted carpet cleaning equipment as it provides the right stuff needed to perform an excellent carpet cleaning job.

However, before buying any auto detailing or cleaning machine for carpets, you should make it a habit to do thorough research on various available products and their alternatives, compare features, benefits and prices and then choose the best one which suits the needs. The more one saves on such investments the better; however, quality and performance should never be compromised. Setting up an auto detailing business is not a very easy task. It is an art and even with the proper machines, it requires delicacy and talent.

Most people choose to run a movable auto detailing or carpet cleaning business, and thus need portable or truck mounted auto detailing and carpet cleaning equipment. Small portable cleaning equipment might also do the trick, but is not meant for massive professional use and also do not provide nearly enough facilities as the larger truck mounted ones do.

Setting up a business van would require equipments such as hoses, pressure sprays, driers etc. You would need shelves, cleaning chemicals, wax, polish materials and water storage tanks etc. However, buying such equipment is not a very difficult task. There are several companies which provide complete auto detailing and cleaning equipments for carpets, with all the accessories. Most of these companies have their online websites which can be consulted to get information about all the products being offered by a company and also compare the products to choose the best one among them. It is always a good idea to read user and professional reviews about specific cleaning equipments before buying it.