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Fabric Protection Benefits —
Carpet, Upholstery, and Rug Fabric Protector

Whether it's the beautiful sofa of your dreams that you paid a small fortune to own, or a precious family heirloom that holds great memories, you naturally want to keep your precious furniture in pristine condition — free from spots and stains.

In this article, I would like to highlight the benefits of restoring the protector on your furniture — and also your carpets and rugs — to keep them looking and performing like new for many years.

Here's a short 3-minute video of the benefits of fabric protector
applied to area rugs, specifically:


For more information on rug cleaning and applying protector,
please visit this page on area rug cleaning.

Some people wrap their most precious pieces of furniture in plastic to protect them, but that really defeats the purpose of having a wonderful piece of furniture in your home that you actually enjoy using.

There's a better way to take a proactive stance to keep your furniture in great condition between professional cleanings, and that is a professional application of a fabric protector on a regular basis.

When properly applied, the fabric protector dries clear and odorless, and does not change the feel of the fabric. It will provide reliable protection against spills and stains by not letting them settle into the fibers, and it’s totally safe to use on delicate fabrics such as silk and wool.

water beads on protected carpet

All nylon residential carpets for the last few decades have been manufactured with a coating of some sort of carpet protector — with the most familiar brand names being Scotchgard or Dupont Teflon. The protector on new carpets will wear down over time, and your carpet will benefit from professionally applied protector on a regular basis.

In the recent years, fabric protectors have also been applied to virtually all synthetic upholstery and rugs as well as carpets.

Manufacturers apply this protective coating, because it has made a tremendous improvement in how long the textiles stay clean — and makes it much easier for you to simply wipe up spills with a clean, white towel or rag. It also makes regular professional cleanings more effective to maintain a like-new appearance.

Dry soil is primarily what the protector is guarding against, but it also helps in resisting the penetration of both water-based and oil-based spills, to prevent permanent stains.

beautiful couch with fabric protection

We all notice how much of a difference it makes when we wash our cars after having a fresh coat of wax applied, and how our pots and pans with Teflon coatings perform compared to those without a coating.

I am proud of the fact that many of my clients that regularly have me clean and apply protection to their textiles are receiving 10, 20 — even 30+ years of excellent performance!

I'm here to professionally keep your carpets, rugs, and furniture in your home in the best condition possible.

If you have any questions about this article, or questions related to cleaning carpet, upholstery, and area rugs, and maintaining a healthy home, please feel free to give me a call, and let's talk!

Bill Corridan, Prestige Carpet Care

Owner and Master Cleaner
Prestige Carpet Care

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Even in the best kept homes, your quality carpeting requires periodic professional cleaning to maintain its like-new condition. Tracked-in soil, body oil from feet, and spots and spills require the attention of a specialist.



Upholstered furniture needs periodic professional cleaning. Spots, spills, and transferred body oils become noticeable and detract from the furniture’s original beauty.

We also clean outdoor furniture cushions.


Oriental Rug

We take special care with area rugs which also need periodic cleaning. Keep your area rugs in bright, clean, healthy condition with a professional cleaning.


Hardwood Floor

Preserve the beauty and life of your hardwood floors. With professional maintenance you can double or triple the life of your floors before they need refinishing. We can deep clean your floors and apply a preservation coating that maintains the integrity of and protects your original finish.