Hotel owners that have carpets with stains, fading, discoloration and even bleach spots, know that the carpet can impact your hotel’s aesthetics. Carpets that look awful can make the entire hotel look poorly maintained and even dirty. When a hotel owner needs to improve their carpet’s aesthetics, they do not have to invest in expensive carpet replacements. Carpet can be restored with carpet dyeing services. Carpet dyeing is a specialized service that aims to restore carpet inside hotels and other commercial settings. If you have never used a carpet dyeing service before and want to know how it works, Carpet Dye-Tech will share each step of the carpet dyeing process.
Methods of Dyeing Carpet
There are three major methods of carpet dyeing. Depending on the setting and size of the carpet, the preferred method will vary. The different types are carpet dyeing methods are:
• Spray Carpet Dyeing: This method involves spraying dye onto the carpet fibers using a pressurized spray gun. The dye is mixed with water and a chemical agent to allow it to penetrate the fibers. This method is one of the more common types of carpet dyeing methods.
• Dip Carpet Dyeing: With this method, the entire carpet is submerged into a dye bath. The dye is mixed with water and a chemical agent which again allows the dye to penetrate the fibers. The carpet is left to soak for a certain period, depending on the desired color intensity. The carpet is then rinsed and dried, this is not a very common method but is occasionally used by professional carpet dyeing services.
• Steam Carpet Dyeing: Steam dyeing involves applying dye to the carpet fibers and then using a steam iron which is used to activate the dye. The heat from the steam iron helps the dye to penetrate the fibers and bind to the carpet’s pile.
Carpet Dyeing Process
Since spray carpet dyeing is the most popular method of carpet dyeing, we will break down each step to help the hotel owner or manager know better how to prepare for carpet dyeing restorations.
• Step 1. Carpet Dyeing Preparation: The first step is to prepare the carpet for dyeing. This involves clearing the carpets so they are bare. Next, cleaning the carpet thoroughly is done to remove any dirt or stains that may interfere with the dyeing process. The carpet then needs to dry completely before dyeing the carpet takes place.
• Step 2. Carpet Dye Color Options: The hotel owner will then need to select the dye color they you want for their carpet. You can choose from a wide range of colors, and you can even mix colors to create a custom color or redye the carpet its original color.
• Step 3. Dilution: The dye is then mixed with water and a chemical agent that helps the dye to soak and bind to the carpet fibers.
• Step 4. Testing Carpet Dye: Before dyeing the entire carpet, it is important to test the dye on a small, inconspicuous area of the carpet to ensure that the color is right and that the dye is not going to cause any negative effects.
• Step 5. Carpet Spray Dyeing: Once the dye has been prepared and tested, it is time to spray the dye onto the carpet. This is done by using a pressurized spray gun that sprays the dye onto the surface of the carpet. The dye is applied evenly, starting at one end of the carpet and working its way to the other end. The carpet is then blended into the carpet using a blending tool.
• Step 6. Carpet Drying: Once the carpet has been dyed, the carpet will need to dry completely. This can be done naturally or by using fans or dehumidifiers to speed up the process.
• Step 7. Vacuuming Carpet: Once the carpet has completely dried, it is than vacuumed to remove any loose fibers or debris that may have accumulated during the dyeing process and to soften the carpet pile. Once the carpet has been vacuumed you can move all of the furniture back onto the carpets.