How to Make Your Old Carpet Look Like a Brand-New Investment
Sooner or later, every business owner or property manager realizes flooring is a significant investment that requires maintenance to improve performance, aesthetics, and durability.
Commercial-grade carpeting costs anywhere from $2 to $7 per square foot, and that figure doesn’t include the additional price of padding, installation, old floor removal, and new molding, let alone all the other add-ons that can quickly increase your outlay for carpet to around $35 per square foot — or more.
Renting your workspace or retail establishment? You’re not off the hook just because your landlord has taken care of the initial payment on carpeting. Your employees and customers expect pristine flooring, whether you own it or not, and the onus falls on you to deliver.
In other words, you owe it to your company’s reputation and bottom line to take care of the investment under everyone’s feet.
Slowing Down the Flooring Aging Process
Your floors undergo constant deterioration every day. Even normal wear and tear grinds away carpet fibers, destroying the pile and pushing debris deep into the material and padding. If you wait until your carpets look dirty before you clean them, you’ve allowed the damage to begin already. By the time you notice oils, stains, and particulate buildup, you’re well on your way to becoming your local carpet supplier’s best customer.
Think that’s an exaggeration? It’s not unusual for businesses to woefully shell out big bucks every seven years on new flooring. Not only does this waste money, but it also adds bulk to already overflowing landfills. Plus, it relieves you of money better spent elsewhere.
Instead of wasting resources, extend your carpet life cycle by investing in milliCare’s maintenance program. With the right balance of preventive cleaning utilizing our proprietary dry polymer process, many commercial establishments can keep their carpets for up to 20 years. In other words, you may be able to triple your carpet longevity.
“They have restored carpet that I thought I was going to have to pull out. They revived [the carpet] and gave us two more years with that carpet,” said one senior facility manager from CBRE.
milliCare Cleaning and Restoration Evaluation Method
Would you consider your business unique? Sure you would. We couldn’t agree more.
Because every space has unique needs, milliCare’s process always begins with a thorough investigation to identify which areas need the most attention. For instance, lobbies tend to incur high traffic. As such, milliCare recommends addressing them more frequently than less-traveled areas.
In about a day, our team members can create a proposed maintenance schedule using a color-coded map. In addition, they will suggest the locations best served by Initial Care, Periodic Care, Restorative Care, and Interim Care:
- Initial Care focuses on the here and now to bring all spaces up to an attractive, good-smelling, functional baseline. It’s also used for flooring materials that have just been installed to prevent buildup from the beginning.
- Periodic Care is scheduled for flooring that needs more than a one-time refresh; consider Periodic Care similar to those healthcare check-ins you encourage your employees to take.
- Restorative Care, as its name implies, breathes life back into older flooring. In fact, many new customers come to us first to learn about how our Restorative Care Methods can preserve their carpeting. Additionally, our solutions for solving the toughest issues reside in milliCare's proprietary chemicals. To keep those results intact, we do often introduce our Fiber Protector as well.
- Interim Care designates check-in times to ensure no spills or accidents have gotten in the way of clean working and living. Your team is only human, so Interim Care addresses drips that happen in-between regular cleanings. And for those sudden coffee cup disasters? Several milliCare customers keep area treatments on hand to protect their investments and stop soilage before it starts.
Ready to Reduce Carpet Cleaning, Cut Utility Costs, and Prolong Your Flooring?
Wouldn’t it be great if you could increase the efficiency of your vacuuming and keep your carpets from fading? It’s not a dream. It’s a reality for all the businesses that have discovered the milliCare system.
After receiving and accepting your milliCare proposal, you can expect immediate action. Often, businesses want to begin as soon as possible, and we’re happy to get you on the schedule quickly. Usually, it takes only an hour for us to cover 500 to 1,000 square feet, allowing smaller floor areas to return to former glory rapidly and without the need for drying downtime.
Do you have new carpet? Flooring entering its twilight years? Damaged, neglected carpet? milliCare Restorative Care Plans and maintenance schedules can tackle any floor issue. Contact milliCare to start a discussion about your carpet needs today.