Carpet face weight is most useful when comparing two carpets that are otherwise identical: they are made from the same fiber, constructed in the same style, have the same twist, etc.
As an example, within one product line the “good-level” carpet has a face weight of 40 oz. ; the “best-level” weighs in at 63 oz.
No matter which carpet face weight you’re dealing with, a Big Green will help you clean it. Not necessarily; carpet cleaners and vacuums that work well with one carpet face weight will generally work well with another. What you really want to make sure you have are quality machines that don’t break down right after their warranties expire.
Does carpet weight indicate the quality of the carpet?
In these instances, the weight will indicate the quality of the carpet, with the higher weight being the better quality. A higher face weight will usually indicate a higher quality—but only when all other aspects of the carpet are equal.
You may be thinking “What is carpet density and why does it matter?”
Simply put, carpet density numbers refer to how close together the fibers of your carpet are tufted into the backing. Density is often misconceived as a carpet’s face weight, but these two terms are completely different. Face weight does come into play when you are calculating density, however.
Does carpeting increase dust?
Several earlier studies have shown the presence of more dust and allergens in carpets compared with non-carpeted floors. At the same time, adverse effects of carpeted floors on perceived indoor air quality as well as worsening of symptoms in individuals with asthma and allergies were reported.
Carpets hold onto dust making it harder to get the dust out of your house. They also produce dust of their own in the form of carpet fibers. Vinyl and leather furniture or wooden furniture produces and harbors less dust than upholstered furniture.
Can carpet cause dust?
Dust lurks in the carpet. The dirt from shoes and pet paws and particles in the air that settle into carpet fibers can be a major contributor to dust in the home. Frequent vacuuming (daily or every other day) can help —as long as you don’t recirculate some of the dust back into the living space while vacuuming.
The reality is that steam cleaning leaves your carpets sopping wet, which can damage your carpet over time. If not properly dried, sopping wet carpet fibers can ultimately lead to mold and mildew growth—something you don’t want affecting your indoor air quality.
How fast does dust accumulate in my carpet?
If the answer to 1 & 2 is YES, it will probably be within a week of VACUUM. Dust is just one of the problem. Exposure to kitchen fumes, micro particles, gases and chemical fumes when combines with moisture can create Dust Mites and Mold. They remain permanently glued and can’t be eliminated by even a Vacuum Cleaner., and thank you.