Hotel owners often have a hard time maintaining their carpets color. Carpet inside a hotel often can become faded or even discolored. Fading and discoloration can be caused by a number of different elements. For a hotel owner that has faded or discolored carpets, the carpet can be repaired with commercial carpet dyeing services. Carpet Dye-Tech would like to share what causes carpet fading and discoloration and how these problems can be repaired.
Does Carpet Fade in Sunlight?
Carpet can fade for a number of different reasons. The first reason is time. It is said that carpets lose 3% of its color pigment every year. In ten years the carpet has lost 30% of its once vibrant color. Carpet can also fade due to constant or prolonged UV light exposure. UV light will break down the color in the carpet, lightening the carpet. Hotels often have large windows in the guest rooms and other lobbies. It is common for the UV light to lighten the carpets. Lastly, carpets can fade when they are exposed to certain chemicals. High levels of alkaline can cause the dye to lighten up, resulting in fading. Chemical exposure more often occurs during improper carpet cleaning.
Why is My Carpet Discolored?
Carpet discoloration manifests in different ways. Carpet discoloration can develop yellowing, browning, or graying. Yellowing is when the adhesives that bind the carpet fibers together has been affected during carpet cleaning. The yellowing can occur very fast and cause the carpets to look dirty. The yellow usually can go away by cleaning the carpet with a citric acid based solution. However, in some cases, the carpet may remain a yellowish color. Graying is when the carpet has been damaged by abrasions or soiling which is brought on by heavy foot traffic. Graying is a common problem in hotels due to the dense foot traffic of guests and staff. Browning occurs when the carpet fiber contains cellulose. Browning can also be brought on by improper carpet cleaning. Browning in some cases can be repaired by an acetic acid cleaning solution.
How Do You Get Color Back in Faded & Discolored Carpet?
When correction of discoloration fails or when the carpet has faded, the carpet color can be repaired with commercial carpet dyeing. When repairing carpet inside your hotel, often the carpet will undergo a cleaning to remove soil or other particles from out of the carpet. The next step is to dye the carpet. The dye is often applied with a sprayer tool and blended in using a carpet rack. During the carpet dyeing process, the hotel owner can choose to dye the carpet the same color or change the carpet color. When changing the color of the carpets, the new color will be a shade darker than the previous color. Once the dye and the carpets dry, the dyeing process is complete, and the hotel will have beautiful and vibrant carpets once again.
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When the hotel has carpet that develops discoloration or fading along with other aesthetic issues, commercial carpet dyeing can help restore the carpets! For quality carpet dyeing services, contact Carpet Dye-Tech today.