Carpet Spots vs Stains

Like disinfecting, we use both these terms without necessarily knowing the exact definition.

Me too – this is the first time in 25 years of reading trade periodicals I’ve sen someone take the time to define them.

Rug Dyeing Tactics Part II: Color Correction | 2012-08-31 | ICS Magazine

Spots add soil to the carpet.  Stains may or may not add soil, but also change the color of the fibers.

Also look up “Browning” – which is when your carpet shampoo detergent changes the color of the fiber.


Bob Schriver

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