Carpet Protection Film

Shielding Carpets from Dirt caused by remodeling, moving, an Open House, parties or other hazards can be challenging. Tarps and paper covering can move and tear. They can also become a slip hazard. Carpet Protection Film is the answer.

What is Carpet Film? Carpet Film is a 3 Mil plastic film that has an adhesive side that sticks to carpet. It is made from Polyurethane that is strong enough to resist tearing and puncturing to maintain protection for your carpets. The adhesive is water based and will not leave a residue on the carpets.

How do you apply Carpet Film? Just roll it out by hand or use an applicator tool. The rolls are usually “reverse wound” meaning that the adhesive is on the outside of the roll. This allows you to roll it out without a lot of bending and finessing the film in place.

What do you do when the job is finished? Just peel and toss the film. It gathers up in seconds and should be recycled with other plastics. The carpet underneath will look just as it did before you applied the film.

Can I use the film on other types of floors and surfaces? Yes and no. Carpet Film is specifically made for synthetic carpeting typically found in homes and offices. For Wood and other hard surfaces, you should use a Hard Surface Film. For Marble and Granite surfaces a Marble and Granite Film made specifically to adhere to those surfaces should be used.

What size rolls can I get? Rolls are typically 24″, 36″ and 48″ wide and either 200′ or 500′ long. There is also 32″ X 200′ roll made specifically for stairways. This roll is not reverse wound making it easier to apply to stairways.

Are there limitations to what you can do with Carpet Protection Film? There are 2 biggies. First you should not use Carpet Film on Wool Carpeting. The fibers are not strong enough for the adhesive and they can become ruined. Also you should not leave Carpet Film on any carpet for more than 45 days as the adhesive can break down and leave a mess.

What should I look for when buying Carpet Film? Buy a product made in the USA that is 3 mils thick. There are many good brands available, but typically the imports use a solvent based adhesive that may leave a residue. Also the imports don’t generally use a true 3 mil film. By using a 2 or 2.5 mil film they cut the import shipping weight by 20 to 30%. The cost difference of just a few dollars is not worth the liability of having to fix or replace a carpet.

Who uses Carpet Film and why? Anyone who has carpeting that can be exposed to a temporary hazard of being soiled should use it. This film is so much less expensive than new carpet or even a carpet cleaning. At less than 9 cents per square foot Carpet Film is a bargain. Contractors who use it show their customers that they care about cleanliness in their home. Building managers understand the financial cost of cleaning or replacing carpets. Home Owners and Realtors appreciate the ease with which it goes down to avoid costly and time consuming cleanups for parties, open houses and inclement weather. Kennel Clubs use it to protect areas during shows and competitions.