How to Care for Your Carpet
Even if you don’t have a lot of spare time to devote to your new carpet's care, some quick and easy tasks will do wonders to protect the look and longevity of your carpeting.
Some good preventative maintenance will go a long way to keep your flooring looking as good as new for years to come!
Preventative Maintenance for Your Carpet
Good preventative maintenance starts by limiting the amount of dirt and dust that come into contact with your carpet.
How? Remove shoes before walking across your carpeting. Also, doormats will help trap dirt in advance.
You should also regularly vacuum your carpet to remove all of the dirt, dust, pet hair, crumbs, and allergens that do end up in its fibers. You'll also want to consider the occasional professional cleaning or carpet shampooing.
Dealing with Spills & Stains
Even if you're extra careful, your carpet will probably fall victim to stains or spills, especially if you have kids or pets, or your carpet is in a high traffic area. Fortunately, many of our carpeting is sold with stain-resistant technology, which makes it easy to keep it looking great.
Before cleaning up any mess, establish whether it's an oil- or water-based stain. Then, consult your manufacturer's care guide. Some stains will wipe away with a simple cloth while others will require a more comprehensive approach.