Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about carpet protector or other products?  We have answers! Use the links below to find the answers to our most frequently asked questions. 

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Carpet Film Applicator

Floor Protection

Auto Carpet Protection

RV Carpet Protection

Window Protection

Sticky Mats




Carpet Protector

Q: What is Plasticover Carpet Protection?
A: Plasticover Carpet Protection is a tough, 2 mil plastic film with an adhesive coating. It adheres to your carpet to protect it from damage and keep it looking "factory fresh."

Q: Is the adhesive on the outside or the inside of the roll (like tape)?
A: Plasticover Carpet Protection is "reverse wound" meaning that the adhesive is on the outside of the roll. As a result, you simply stick the product down on the carpet and just roll it out to apply.

Q: How long can I leave it down?
A: It may be left on up to a maximum of 60 days, which is longer than any other adhesive carpet protection product on the market.

Q: Does it slip or slide?
A: No, the adhesive on the plastic firmly adheres it to the carpeted surface so it does not slide and the non-skid plastic surface grips the soles of shoes and boots very firmly.

Q: How do I remove it?
A: Just use your fingernail to peel back an edge of the plastic and pull.

Q: What grade and thickness of plastic is it?
A: Plasticover Carpet Protection Film uses a high quality, 2 mil linear low density plastic that is highly resistant to punctures and tears. This allows the product to adhere firmly to the service and conform to irregular surfaces with less adhesive, allowing a full 60 days of use.

Q: It sounds great! How do I buy it?
A: Plasticover always prefers to sell its products through wholesalers, distributors and retail outlets. If you would like to become a reseller, please click here to inquire. If your local suppliers do not yet carry it, you can buy carpet protection on our web site. Once we get your order, if it turns out we have a reseller in your area, we will contact you to arrange an order through them.

Q: Can I put it on every kind of carpet?
A: Plasticover Carpet Protection is recommended only for synthetic carpeting. Due to many variable factors in natural fiber based carpet such as Berber, adhesive may remain on the carpet after removal.  However, many customers have used our product successfully on Berber carpeting by testing and monitoring the product during usage, but we cannot warrant its usage on this surface.

Q: Will Plasticover Carpet Protection leave adhesive on the carpet?
A: Used as directed, it will protect your carpets from surface damage and can be removed residue-free.

Q: Can I put it on hard flooring or other surfaces?
A: No, Plasticover Carpet Protection is ONLY intended for use only on domestic synthetic carpeting. Using it on other surfaces will result in adhesive residue transfer to the surface.

Q: Oops, I accidentally put it on another surface. What do I use to clean it?
A: If Plasticover Carpet Protection should happen to be applied to a surface other than synthetic carpeting, remove the adhesive in accordance with the surface manufacturer's instructions. "Spot shot" and other citrus-based solvents are generally effective in removing the adhesive, but first make sure that any cleaner used is approved by the surface manufacturer.

Q: Can it be reused?
A: No, it cannot be reused.

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Floor Protection    

Q: What is Plasticover Floor Protection?  return to top ^
A: Plasticover Floor Protection is a tough plastic film with a light adhesive coating. It adheres to factory finished flooring of all types "factory fresh."

Q: How long can I leave it down?
A: It may be left on up to a maximum of 60 days, which is longer than any adhesive floor protection product on the market.

Q: How do I remove it?
A: Just use your fingernail to peel back an edge of the plastic and pull.

Q: What grade and thickness of plastic is it?
A: Plasticover Floor Protection uses a high quality, linear low density plastic that is highly resistant to punctures and tears.

Q: Does it slip or slide?
A: No, the adhesive on the plastic firmly adheres it to the flooring surface so it does not slide and the non-skid plastic surface grips the soles of shoes and boots very firmly.

Q: Can I put it on every kind of flooring
A: Plasticover Floor Protection is recommended for ceramic tile, vinyl, linoleum, synthetic carpeting, and factory-finished hardwood.  it is not recommended for natural tile and site-finished hardwoord floorign surfaces. 

Q: Will Plasticover Floor Protection leave adhesive residue?
A: Used as directed, it will protect your floors from surface damage and can be removed residue-free.

Q: Does it work on carpeting?
A: No, there is not enough adhesive for it to stick to a surface like carpeting.  The adhesive is designed exclusively for hard, smooth surfaces.

Q: Can it be reused?
A: No, it cannot be reused.

Q: Why is it blue?
A: The film is blue so that it can be easily seen.  On a hard flooring surface,, a clear film can be hard to see.  However, it is now also available in clear if you prefer a more stealth look.


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Window Protection

Q: What is Plasticover Window Protection?  return to top ^
A: Plasticover Window Protection is a tough, 2 mil plastic film with a light adhesive coating that allows it to adhere firmly to glass window surfaces.

Q: How long can I leave it down?
A: It may be left on up to a maximum of 60 days.

Q: How do I remove it?
A: Just use your fingernail to peel back an edge of the plastic and pull.

Q: What grade and thickness of plastic is it?
A: Plasticover Window Protection uses a high quality, 2 mil linear low density plastic that is highly resistant to punctures and tears. 

Q: Will Plasticover Window Protection leave adhesive residue?
A: Used as directed, it will protect your windows from surface damage and can be removed residue-free.

Q: Can it be reused?
A: No, it cannot be reused.

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RV Carpet Protection


Q.  How does RV Carpet protection differ from standard Plasticover Carpet Protector?  return to top ^
A.  The main difference is size:  RV Carpet Film comes in 21" wide rolls to fit the walkway of RV coaches, campers, trailers, van conversions, tent trailers and any other carpeted recreational vehicle.

Q.  How does using this product in an RV differ from use in a home?
A.  RV Carpet Protection is the same great quality film used for professional building and remodeling, so it is proven to be contractor tough.  However, exposure to heat and sunlight can often be greater in an RV, so we recommend that you check the product per the usage instructions in the box and always remove it when you return form your trip.  The heat and sunlight exposure from a stored RV can cause the adhesive to transfer if left on for long periods when exposed to direct sunlight or extreme heat.

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Carpet Film Applicator


Q.  How do you assemble the Carpet Film Applicator?  return to top ^
A.  There really is no "assembly" required:  just adjust the width of the assembly, insert the correct size carpet protector film roll and roller tube, and snap on the handle. 

Q.  How do I know if a Carpet Film Applicator will make my job more productive?
A.  Our rule of thumb is if you are applying carpet film to 2 or more sets of stairs or rolling  out more than 20 feet at a time, it will save you time for sure.  If you are rolling out just small pieces in tight spaces (example:  in an RV), we don't recommend one.

Q.  Is this product useful with hard floor protection film?
A.  While some people do order them and find them useful, we do not normally recommend them.  The reason is the hard floor protection film has a lighter adhesive and therefore may not stay down as you roll it out using the applicator.  However, if you have a large space and are walking on the film as your roll it out, it may very well save you time.

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Sticky Mats


Q.  How do sticky mats work?  return to top ^
A.  Sticky Mats (also called clean room mats) take the dirt off of shoes by grabbing it with adhesive as you step on it.  Clean shoes and boots equal clean floors.

Q.  How often do I need to change the sheet?
A.  Sticky Mats become less effective as they trap more dirt onto their surface.  Just monitor the appearance of the mat for trapped dirt and change frequently if you want o maximize the amount of dirt kept outside.

Q.  I'm confused about the packaging.  What is in each box?
A.  Each Sticky Mat is a stack of 30 sheets, which are numbered so you know how many you've used and how many are left.  When you order them, each box contains two 30-sheet mats.

Q.  Do I *really* need the base?
A.  The base is not required, but is highly recommended.  Here's why.  Sticky Mats work by "grabbing" the bottom of your shoe to take the dirt off.  The base helps keep the mat on the ground so it doesn't follow you on your shoes.  You can stick the sticky mats directly to the floor, but the floor will need to be very clean and smooth so that it adheres adequately and stays down when you step off.

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Auto Carpet Protection Film


Q.  What is Automotive Carpet protection Film?  return to top ^
A: Plasticover Auto Carpet Protection Film is a super-tough, 3 mil plastic film with an adhesive coating and perforations every 21 inches. It adheres to automotive carpet to protect it from damage while in service or on the front line of your car sales lot.

Q.  Is it printed?
A.  Yes, the product is printed in the industry standard "dealer must remove protective cover" pattern to give your units the professional look.

Q.  I've tried others that don't stick well enough.  How sticky is yours?
A.  It's very sticky!  Plasticover tested this product with many car dealers before finalizing our adhesion levels.  Having superior adhesion to other products on the market was one of our primary goals, so we know you will fin d out product will "stay down."

Q.  Is your product water or solvent based adhesive?
A.  It is solvent based, which gives it the superior adhesion properties you are looking for.  We get many new customers that are switching form the water based adhesives.

Q.  Can we put this down immediately after detailing?
A.  Yes, but if the carpets were shampooed or steam cleaned, we strongly recommend that you wait 24 hours for the carpet to fully dry for best results.  Our solvent based auto carpet protection film  will stick to wet carpets much better than water based products, but we still strongly encourage you to wait until the carpets are fully dried.

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