FAQs—Pontiac Carpet Kit
- I’m browsing the carpet selection the other day and found a loop carpet and cut pile carpet. What’s the difference between the two?
The loop carpet is loomed. The loop appears on the face of the carpet, as fibers are pushed through a backing material. The fibers are locked using a machine for coating at the back. The process is almost the same for the cut pile variety, except for the part where the top is cut off.
- Will a molded carpet ensure proper fit to my vehicle’s flooring?
A molded carpet is designed to hug all the right curves and match the contours of the car flooring. In molded types, usually, several carpet pieces are heated. A mold is used to make sure that they’ll be tailored to the measurement, fit, edges, and lines of the carpet flooring or space. A molded carpet that’s specifically manufactured for a specific make and model will provide an exact or proper fit.
- I came across the cut and bound carpet kit when shopping online. What’s this all about?
The set includes various pieces of carpet, which come with their own edging and can be cloth or vinyl. The pieces are set on the flooring by gluing them. They may also be snapped into place to cover the flooring.
- I found some unclear details when searching for a Pontiac carpet kit. What’s a poly back, mass back, or latex backing? I need help with these details/features.
Poly back is by far the most cost-effective option. This is a light polyethylene, which offers the benefit of being molded easily. This type of plastic backing is more flexible; it can be cut easily. Mass back, meanwhile, is some type of rubber backing that’s rigid. It’s a great option for insulation and sound deadening with its ethylene vinyl acetate material. Latex backing, on the other hand, is made using a soft ethylene compound. This type is known for the flexibility and body that it adds to the carpet.
- I’m planning on installing the carpet on my own. What does this entail? I don’t want to start something that I may not be able to finish. Is it difficult to replace a carpet?
Replacing a carpet can be a tedious task. It requires some degree of patience and precision. For instance, you have to pre-fit the pieces first and see where each one goes. You have to make sure that they all match and fit the contours. This will save you from the trouble of removing the glued pieces because of a mistake. The task would most likely involve removing some of the panels, even the seats, and door plates. You have to remove the leftover glue or adhesive and any broken under-padding. You may have to re-use some of the old pads. Also remember to avoid over-padding. This will lead to some parts and components not fitting well. Be careful when gluing.
- What’s a good routine for keeping the carpet clean?
If there are stains or spots, you have to treat them early on using a stain remover. To clean off the stuck dirt, get into the habit of vacuuming the carpet from time to time. Use carpet shampoo or a cleaner that’s safe for the carpet. You usually just have to spray them all over. Do some scrubbing to get through the fibers and then allow the carpet to dry fully before using the car. It’ll help if you open the doors.
- I’m dealing with different types of stain on my carpet. I’m looking for an effective home solution for getting rid of grease and coffee stains. Also, what would be a good remedy for keeping it smelling fresh and for removing that funky smell?
For coffee stains, you have to blot out or clean out the spills as soon as possible using cool water. For stains, you may use beer or glass cleaner, especially for tough-to-remove stains. For grease stains, you can use cornmeal and leave it on overnight. Paint thinner is also a good option. To get rid of foul odor, baking soda is a good remedy. For odor that still lingers, fix it using some plain white vinegar that you can spray on the carpet. Leave this on for about 15 minutes and clean it off using water.