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Masking soil with carpet color

August 23, 2012

MUKILTEO, WA — Property owners and managers often overlook one of the most important considerations when selecting new carpeting: Color, according to a press release.

Carpeting decisions are often based on the appearance of carpet samples, but not necessarily which color will work best for a given setting.

This month's Carpet Care Advisory from U.S. Products puts the spotlight on the principles of proper carpet color selection because the right color can help hide soiling.

First, owners and managers must know the color of the soil that is most likely to be deposited on their carpet.

For instance, a brown or gray carpet would likely be appropriate if lighter-colored soiling, such as sand, is the most common soil in that particular setting.

“Obviously, as a manufacturer of professional carpet cleaning equipment, we are not suggesting carpets should not be cleaned,” said Mark Baxter, an engineer and product manager with U.S. Products.

Click here to read the complete release.