Sustainability of Commercial Fibre Protection Products

What are the financial and environmental sustainability benefits associated with protecting fabric and carpet in a commercial setting?

In light of the escalating expenses associated with clean water, cleaning chemicals, labor, and the disposal of excessive wastewater, our investigation focused on evaluating the potential of Fiber ProTector treatment for all furnishings. Our goal was to determine if this approach could effectively mitigate these costs and establish sustainability within the market for cleaning commercial and residential interior textiles.

THE CHALLENGE

Our objective was to promote sustainability in the commercial and residential interior textile cleaning industry by minimizing the usage of clean water, cleaning chemicals, labor costs, and the release of detergent-laden excessive wastewater into drainage systems and the environment. We aimed to achieve this by treating these textiles with the eco-friendly Fiber ProTector, a protective solution designed for fabrics, rugs, carpets, leather, and other textiles.

Our research focused on evaluating the effectiveness of using a system like Fiber ProTector in demanding, high-traffic environments. We sought to determine if its efficacy in such settings would translate to equally impressive results in the residential market, particularly for high-end textile products.

The cleanliness of soft furnishings and floor coverings, including rugs and carpets, significantly impacts the satisfaction, health, and comfort of occupants. Maintaining a pristine and stain-free appearance for interior and outdoor furnishings is of utmost importance to homeowners and commercial property owners, but it often requires considerable time and expense.

THE SOLUTION

Fiber ProTector conducted a comprehensive test program to showcase the efficacy of their fabric and rug protector on a commercial carpet located in high-traffic areas. The specific test site chosen was a 10-meter-wide corridor within a large educational facility, where approximately 10,000 individuals walked daily.

TEST PROCEDURE:

  • carpets vacuumed and evaluated daily
  • cleaning performed when carpets reached a degree of soiling indicated by a predetermined grey scale
  • cleaning and re-treatment with Fiber ProTector performed by trained staff, using the hot water extraction process.

Each evaluation consisted of a set of three samples, untreated carpet, carpet only initially treated with Fiber ProTector and carpet treated initially with Fiber ProTector then retreated following each cleaning cycle.

THE RESULT

The summary from the Report Data is:

✔ The time period between cleaning cycles is increased by 2.5 times for initially treated sample areas and an amazing 6 times longer for sample areas treated after each cleaning cycle compared to untreated sample areas!

✔ 30 to 75% reduction in total cleaning needs for treated carpets over the test period

✔ 70 to 88% reduction in total cleaning needs for repeatedly treated sample areas over the test period

This means not only does the carpet maintain a clean appearance for a longer period, but also overall cleaning costs can be reduced appreciably – up to 88%!

You can use this Calculator Example to see an actual cost saving example in a Hotel environment, through the massive reduction in water chemical and labour costs and the reduced down time of a facility. The cost benefit of treating textiles, either furnishings or floor coverings with Fiber ProTector is amazing!

Fiber ProTector is the most effective and environmentally friendly fabric protection in the world!

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We have professional teams on standby available to answer any question you have. We also have Service Applicators nationally to apply the fiber protection textile protection system on any size commercial area or surface needed. Call us on 0800 001 069, or get in Contact with us.

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– Brad Tyrrell, Managing Director

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How to Add an Extra Layer of Comfort Around the Fire

Add an Extra Layer of Comfort Around the Fire

What could be more inviting than a roaring fire?

The sheer presence of a fireplace in any home, holiday house, restaurant or hotel instantly evokes visions of lively gatherings, deep fire-side chats and snug evenings — even before a log’s lit.

The styling around these mesmerising centrepieces brings these vivid moments to life with enticing soft furnishings, rugs and accessories.

Yet, the ultimate fireside comfort is one you can’t see.

The comfort of knowing furnishings are protected with a fire-retardant.

Fire retardants, such as Fire Defender, protect furnishings, people and premises from fire. They also ensure that fabrics meet the New Zealand Building Compliance standard, especially important for commercial properties, rentals, AirBNBs and theatres.

How does it work?
Fire Defender is applied as a liquid solution that dries to form a protective layer. This barrier absorbs heat and releases water vapour, reducing flammability to help to stop the fire in its tracks. While also reducing smoke density.

See how these two rooms dramatically compare, one protected with Fire Defender, and one without, in this short video.

What’s it used for?
Fire Defender can be professionally applied by the Premium Surface Protection Team, to any absorbent textiles including, curtains, lounges, rugs, carpets, cushions, blankets and throws, as well as books and timber. Once dry, the solution ensures the protected items are less likely to ignite, reducing the risk of fire damage while slowing down the spread of the fire.

Where is it used?
Fire retardants aren’t just applied to textiles around fireplaces and fire pits. They can be used anywhere to reduce the risk of fire-related accidents in venues, including schools, theatres & museums, hospitals, clinics & aged care homes, government & commercial office buildings, hotels & convention centres, holiday homes & Airbnbs, residential homes, boats and planes.

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Extra Comfort – Fire Defender is:

  • Made from eco-friendly and non-toxic ingredients
  • Sealed in and can’t be removed by everyday cleaning
  • Colourless and odourless once dry

So, next time you’re planning to curl up by the fire, add the kind of comfort that transcends a cashmere throw and contact Premium Surface Protection about fire-protecting your furnishings.

The ultimate fireside comfort is one you can’t see — Fire Defender

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Fabric Protector NZ

Not all fabric protectors are made equal, effective or safe. Premium Surface Protection products, Fiber ProTector and MicroSeal, are the safest, most effective furniture protection solutions in the world.
Where do I find a professional fabric protector company in NZ?

Premium Surface Protection have a national list of qualified applicators who use Fiber ProTector and MicroSeal protection solutions.
Just contact us for an Applicator nearest you home or business.

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Keeping Up Appearances at The Hotel Britomart

Keeping Up Appearances at The Hotel Britomart

What makes every hotel guest feel like the first?

The Hotel Britomart sits at the centre of a nine-block precinct bustling with the city’s finest dining and shopping on Auckland’s downtown waterfront.

Sustainably designed by Cheshire Architects’ talented Creative Director, Emily Priest, along with the extensive team at Cheshire, including Principals Nat Cheshire and Dajiang Tai, it was the first hotel to be awarded 5 Green Star Design and Build ratings from the NZ Green Building Council.

Every element from the ground up was chosen to meet the criterion, from the hotel’s facade of 150,000 bricks handmade from local clay in Melbourne to cork-soled hotel slippers that can be composted at their end-of-life.

Now, well into its second year of welcoming guests, how does The Hotel Britomart upkeep its interiors sustainably?

Timeless Furnishings
The Cheshire Architects team and much sought-after Seattle-based siblings Suzie and David Lucas, from Lucas Interiors (designers of The Landing Suites within The Hotel Britomart), thoughtfully sourced materials and bespoke furnishings to fulfil each room’s sustainable story.

All furnishings were chosen for their sustainable qualities and timeless aesthetic, which eliminates the need for it to be replaced in a few years for feeling outdated, therefore, reducing landfill and the consumption of resources required to make new ones.

 

Eco-friendly Fibre Protection
Cleanliness is the single most important requirement for any hotel guest. Fabric protection is an obvious and essential way to provide this, especially in a space designed for use 24/7.

To do this sustainably, Cheshire Architects engaged Premium Surface Protection (PSP), aligned by their choice of extremely effective and environmentally safe and non-toxic products, MicroSeal, Fiber Protector and Fire Defender.

These products were applied as appropriate, to rugs supplied by The Ivy House and nodi, plus many of the drapes, lounges and cushions, to provide a protective barrier that prevents dust, dirt and liquid from penetrating fibres. As a result, the furnishings protected by PSP are easier to clean and maintain, ensuring every hotel guest feels like the first.

 

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The Hotel Britomart’s careful consideration of furnishings and use of eco-friendly fibre protectors and fire defenders play a crucial role in reducing their environmental impact, ensuring they continue to lead the way in sustainable hotels.

In fact, fibre-protecting furnishings should be part of every interior’s sustainable story… ultimately one that ends in compost, just like The Hotel Britomart’s cork-soled slippers.

Every hotel guest feels like the first with fibre-protected furnishings.

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Fabric Protector NZ

Not all fabric protectors are made equal, effective or safe. Premium Surface Protection products, Fiber ProTector and MicroSeal, are the safest, most effective furniture protection solutions in the world.

Where do I find a professional fabric protector company in NZ?

Premium Surface Protection have a national list of qualified applicators who use Fiber ProTector and MicroSeal protection solutions.
Just contact us for an Applicator nearest you home or business.

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Really appreciate it, what excellent feedback!”

Imogen Angus | Assistant Manager – KING Auckland

Magnificent Homestead: FlockHill’s Eco-Friendly Luxury

Magnificent Homestead: FlockHill’s Eco-Friendly Luxury Accommodation

Nestled amidst the picturesque Arthur’s Pass in New Zealand’s Southern Alps lies FlockHill Homestead, the magnificent country homestead exuding elegance, comfort, and sustainability.

FlockHill Homestead is a testament to the hard work and creativity of an incredible team of experts, including architect Jonathan Coote, of the Auckland-based firm Warren and Mahoney, interior designer Jessica Close, and featuring luxury furnishing brands Monmouth Glass, Nodi Rugs, B&B Italia and Treology. The team worked collaboratively to create a space that combines stunning innovative design with practicality, all while focussing on New Zealand made sustainable materials and products.

With authenticity, integrity and comfort governing the interior design direction for FlockHill Homestead, we are proud to be a part of the team that helped shape this standout property with the use of our Premium Surface Protection products. With our premium fibre protection at the forefront to keep the luxurious rugs and furniture looking fresh and new for years to come, it would be remiss not to mention the sustainability aspect chosen by this team to protect these items and not contribute to fast design. Additionally, our fire retardant products were used to provide safety and peace of mind in case of an emergency. The use of these products demonstrates Flockhill’s commitment to not only creating a beautiful and functional space but also to ensuring longevity, beauty and safety of furnishings.

 

The homestead’s sustainability is evident in its design, which incorporates a range of eco-friendly features. The architecture firm, Warren and Mahoney, designed the homestead with passive solar principles in mind, allowing natural light to penetrate the space while reducing energy consumption. The homestead also features locally sourced building materials and was designed to be used in a fluid way, with almost continuous connection between internal and external spaces, creating the sense of being fully immersed in the landscape ‘a true luxury escape in every sense of the phrase’.

 

The luxury furniture brands used throughout the homestead are also worth noting. Interior designer, Jessica Close, chose pieces that are both stylish and functional, with a focus on quality and sustainability. Monmouth Glass, Nodi Rugs, B&B Italia and Treology provided unique pieces that add warmth and character to the space while also being eco-friendly. These brands share Flockhill’s commitment to sustainability and quality, making them the perfect fit for the homestead.

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Flockhill is a magnificent country homestead, a once in a lifetime stay opportunity. The use of Premium Surface Protection products on lounges, rugs and drapes, ensures that the homestead furnishings will remain looking their best for years to come, while the sustainable features make it a responsible choice for those who care about the environment.

Surrender to the wilderness  &  uncover something new.

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Fabric Protector NZ

Not all fabric protectors are made equal, effective or safe. Premium Surface Protection products, Fiber ProTector and MicroSeal, are the safest, most effective furniture protection solutions in the world.

Where do I find a professional fabric protector company in NZ?

Premium Surface Protection have a national list of qualified applicators who use Fiber ProTector and MicroSeal protection solutions.
Just contact us for an Applicator nearest you home or business.

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ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE   |   NON ALLERGENIC   |   ZERO VOCS

“Hi Brad, A Customer just called to pass on his thanks to you and the team, said you were very professional and personable, and they couldn’t be more grateful to you.
Really appreciate it, what excellent feedback!”

Imogen Angus | Assistant Manager – KING Auckland