Monthly Archives: November 2015


Have you ever entered an office and found their flooring a bit too slippery underfoot or have you had to grab on to something to stop yourself from slipping when walking over a wet patch on a hard floor surface such as marble or vinyl?   The solution to those problems would be carpeting.  There are safety advantages to carpeting, if one does slip or takes a tumble over something left on the floor, carpeting acts as a cushion and reduces the chance of serious injury.  And when the odd item is knocked off a desk carpets lessen the chance of breakage.   Offices often avoid carpeting because they believe them difficult to maintain but the solution to that would be to hire a professional cleaning company such as STATE BUILDING MAINTENTANCE LIMITED and set up a yearly cleaning program.  If you have or are planning on installing carpeting in your office our company recommends a nightly vacuuming with a commercial vacuum, spot cleaning as needed and at least a yearly deep cleaning of all carpets, depending on their usage.

A benefit that might surprise our customers would be that carpets aid in reducing allergy symptoms. Most people would think the opposite to be true but carpets assist in decreasing those itchy eyes and runny noses by trapping air borne particles such as pollen, dust mite feces and every day dust deep into their fibres.   Then these allergens are not constantly being recirculated.  And after a thorough nightly vacuuming and spot cleaning by our company, part of our daily office cleaning program, the carpet is revived. It is similar to replacing a furnace filter so in the morning the newly vacuumed carpet can once again do its job.

Another bit of information that is important to know is that emissions from new carpets are amongst the lowest of any furnishings and what remains in the air after an installation does not linger longer two days.  No formaldehyde is used in the manufacturing of carpets and the latex that is used in the backing is a synthetic so it is not associated with latex allergies.  If you are still the least bit concerned about allergies there are now even lower emitting carpets.

We know that offices can be somewhat noisy with the sounds of office machinery such as keyboards, printers and phones plus the usual hum of office chatting and of course the footsteps of employees.  Carpets will reduce the clatter of foot traffic, lessen the intensity of sound from equipment and can hush the noise of chatter. Carpeting can even be added to walls to absorb even more sound. When carpeting is utilized throughout all offices and corridors it will dampen office noise in the entire facility.

Carpets can make a statement and set the tone in an office. There are many thicknesses, patterns, colours and textures of carpets to choose from depending on what kind of office you have and the foot traffic in your office.  You can chose a calming colour to encourage quietness in an area or if your company is showing off a product, the product should be the focal point against a neutral background.  Whereas bright colours can draw attention to a certain area or add energy.

As half of our year is either chilly or snowy, and even in summer some office air conditioners can make it feel like December, carpeting can add warmth to an office. Carpeting adds R value to an office and could possibly reduce heating costs.  There is nothing more pleasing underfoot than the cushioning effect of carpeting.

STATE BUILDING MAINTENANCE LIMITED would like to offer our services to your company.  Besides a traffic areas, kitchen areas if they are carpeted and in winter, entrance mats must be used to prevent falls and protect floors. The entrance mats will need to be cleaned more often in winter because of the staining from de-icers and the moisture brought in on shoes. STATE BUILDING MAINTENANCE LIMITED offers deep steam extraction, rotary cleaning and will use anti-static solutions if requested.

We, at State Building Maintenance Limited, in business since 1963, a top-rated full service cleaning company, know that carpeting is an expensive investment for your office but when your carpets are properly maintained, whether it be wall-to-wall carpeting, area rugs or carpet tiles, carpets will offer all these benefits for many years to come.  But it is imperative that you hire a professional cleaning company that has an extensive knowledge of carpet fibres and are experts in correct cleaning methods and the use of effective cleaning solutions.  We will gladly work with all our customers to set up the most cost effective maintenance program to suit your budget.  Please call STATE BUILDING MAINTENANCE LIMITED for a free quote at 416-247-1290 or email us at