Did you know where the The term “carpet” comes from?

The term “carpet” derives from the Latin carpere, “to pluck,” probably because carpets were made from unraveled “plucked” fabric. “Carpet” has the same Latin root as carpe diem, literally “pluck/seize the day.

Did you know vacuums miss dirt in your carpets and thats not all!

In the Middle Ages, floors were covered with rushes, which acted like a disposable carpet. If it got dirty, it was thrown away. Today, carpets are more permanent and vacuums often miss much of the dirt—and the germs. Microbiologists have also identified that the air blown from a running vacuum cleaner as one of the […]

4 Unpleasant Facts About Dirty Carpets

  And why YOU need to call Back2Basics and get your carpets cleaned now!   Carpets that don’t receive regular professional carpet cleaning can quickly be spoiled with traffic lanes, stains, discolouring and may need replacing. Here are four main issues with unclean carpets… 1. Greasy Residue ‘Magnetises’ Dirt Every day oily residue from your kitchen, […]

WHOOPS! Will YOUR Carpet Shrink?

It’s an interesting question. The last thing you need is an expensive carpet shrinking after it has been cleaned – thus rendering it, well possibly useless! You may want a carpet cleaned for health reasons, the visual aspect – or even after decorating a room?, and why not – it’s a sensible thing to do. […]