Frequently Asked Questions

Carpet Protection

Superior, cost-efficient protection for carpets and carpeted stairs. Saves you time and money. The 3 mil, super-tough polyethylene film resists puncturing and is coated with a specially formulated low-tack adhesive that keeps the protection in place, it's virtually maintenance-free. Reverse wound for quick, easy application. When the job is done, simply peel it up, and peel up job site dirt and grime. A special 32" width (not reverse wound) is designed specifically for carpeted stairs. A Carpet Protection Applicator is available for high volume commercial applications

Item No. Description Coverage (sq. ft.) Wt. (lbs.) Box Dimensions (in.) Roll Diameter (in.)
CP-24-0200 24" x 200' 400 7.5 25 x 6 x 6 4.5
CP-24-0500 24" x 500' 1,000 16 25 x 7 x 7 5.75
CP-24-1000 24" x 1,000' 2,000 32 25 x 9 x 9 7.625
CP-36-0200 36" x 200' 600 11 37 x 7 x 7 4.5
CP-36-0500 36" x 500' 1,500 25 37 x 7 x 7 5.75
CP-36-1000 36" x 1,000' 3,000 46 37 x 9 x 9 7.625
CP-48-0500 48" x 500' 2,000 10 49 x 7 x 7 5.75
CP-STAIR 32" x 200' 534 33 37 x 7 x 7 4.5
CP-BP 1 - CP-24-0200 1,900 33 37 x 13 x 7 4.5
1 - CP-36-0500 5.75
CP-4 4 rolls CP-24-0200 1,600 31 25 x 10 x 10 4.5
CP-6 6 rolls CP-24-0200 2,400 44 25 x 15 x 10 4.5
AP-24 24" Applicator N/A 23* 43 x 16 x 10 N/A
AP-36 36" Applicator N/A 29* 43 x 16 x 10 N/A
AP-48 48" Applicator N/A 35* 56 x 16 x 10 N/A
*Shipping weight may be different

What is the shelf life of Carpet Protection?

To obtain best performance, use Carpet Protection within six months from the date of receipt. This time period may be shortened if the product is improperly stored or handled. The product should be stored in a cool, dry environment and should not be subjected to excessive heat and/or moisture.

What's the difference between reverse wound and regular wound?

Reverse wound is where the sticky/adhesive side is on the outside of the roll so that when you unroll the product, it comes off the roll adhesive side down. Regular wound is where the sticky/adhesive side of the film faces in for ease of handling on carpeted stairs. (Only the CP-STAIR is regular wound.)

Why can't you put Carpet Protection on natural fiber (wool) carpet?

Due to the differences in natural fibers (levels of oils, enzymes, etc.) we can't guarantee how the adhesive will react. Some Berbers contain natural fibers.

Does Protective Products have a product that can be used on both carpet and flooring?

All of our products are designed and manufactured for specific surfaces. Therefore, they are not interchangeable.

How long can Carpet Protection be left on the carpet?

Carpet Protection may be left on up to a maximum of 45 days but should be monitored in accordance with the product instructions.

What is the mil thickness of the Carpet Protection?

The finished thickness of Carpet Protection is 3 mils.

Can I put Carpet Protection on concrete? On wood sub floor?

No. Carpet Protection is intended for use only on domestic synthetic carpeting. Also, we do not recommend using any adhesive based products on wood. Dura Runner Plus can be used on both concrete and hardwood and other hard surfaces.

Will Carpet Protection leave adhesive on the carpet?

Used as directed, Carpet Protection will protect your carpets from dirt, grime and other damage, and remove, residue free.

If the adhesive transfers onto carpet, what do I use to clean it?

In the unlikely event that transfer does occur adhesive can be removed using a steam extraction method.

If the adhesive transfers onto other surfaces, what do I use to clean it?

Carpet Protection should only be used on synthetic carpeting. Application to other surfaces may cause damage. If you apply Carpet Protection to a surface other than synthetic carpeting and adhesive transfer does occur, remove the adhesive in accordance with the surface manufacturers instructions. Citrus based cleaners are usually effective if approved for use by the surface manufacturer.

In a carpeted basement, will I need a dehumidifier? Is it too moist?

Carpet Protection should never be used where the conditions and/or substrate may be damp or subject to moisture accumulation.

Do you need an applicator to apply Carpet Protection?

An applicator is not necessary to apply Carpet Protection and, in fact, is much easier to apply in most residential applications without one. However, in large commercial spaces an applicator will easily pay for itself many times over.

Can Carpet Protection be reused?

No, Carpet Protection is not reusable.

Can you use Carpet Protection on any other surface?

No. Carpet Protection is intended for use only on domestic synthetic carpeting.

Can I use all roll sizes on the Carpet Protection Applicator?

All three Applicators can accommodate any length roll. The sizes (24", 36" and 48") however, are not interchangeable.

Does the Carpet Protection Applicator have an automatic cutter?

No. For durability, safety, and to keep the cost reasonable we elected not to incorporate a cutter into our Applicators.

Can I use the Carpet Protection Applicator on tile?

Due to the all steel construction of the Applicator, we do not recommend that it be used on surfaces other than carpeted floors.

How long is the Applicators handle?

Approximately 40"

Is the Applicator awkward to use?

No. As with any tool, proper instructions need to be followed and a short period of time may be required to get used to the function of the Applicator.

How close does the Applicator get to the wall?

You can apply Carpet Protection as close as 2-3 inches from the wall using an Applicator.