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Carpet Care & The Key Things You Need To Know

If you recently purchased new carpet for your home or are considering replacing your oldflooringwithcarpet,you might be wondering how to take the best care of it and ensure that it standsthetest oftime. If your carpet is to be laid in an area where there is a large amount of footfall,such asthehall or the stairs,it is likely to need extra care. By taking care of your carpet,youcanprevent itfrom deteriorating and,ultimately,looking unattractive. The very nature of carpetsmeans thatthey aregoing to pick up dirt and dust and wear down after time. Nonetheless,there are a numberofthings youcan do to keep them looking great as well as to revitalise them when necessary. Below wehavelisted afew tips for carpet care and things you need to know.</>

Top Tips for a new carpet

  • Placing doormats at all of the entrances to a home will help to trap dirt and moisture.
  • Vacuum daily if possible during the first few weeks. Loose fibres can work their way tothe surface,andthese will be removed by vacuuming
  • If a piece of the carpet fibre stands proud above the surface,it should be trimmed tothe level of theother tufts. Never pull it out.
  • Routinely vacuuming will help to prevent dirt and grit from getting into the carpetfibres and alsohelps to keep the tufts upright.
  • There may be a slight odour after a new carpet is fitted. This may be caused by thecarpet,the underlayor any adhesives which have been used. Ideally,the room should be ventilated by openingwindows anddoors and the odour will normally disappear within a few days.
  • A vacuum cleaner fitted with a beater bar and/or brushes is recommended for cut pilecarpets. A vacuumcleaner without a beater bar or brushes is best for loop pile carpets.

How to clean your carpet

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How to clean polypropylene Carpets with a bleach mix

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How to clean a pet stained carpet

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How to remove pets hairs from carpet

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How to steam clean carpet

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How to deep clean carpet

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How to remove wine stains from carpet

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Everyday carpet care

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How to remove wine stains from carpet

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Carpet Tips

Do
  • Vacuum regularly
  • Put doormats and rugs by doors
  • Keep pets’ nails trimmed
  • Rotate furniture regularly
  • Use furniture cups
Don't
  • Over wet the carpet if attempting to remove stains
  • Rub the stain
  • Allow it to be subject to direct sunlight
  • Pull at loose tufts of carpet
  • Use bleach on carpets unless they’re 100% polypropylene

Is it time to upgrade your carpet?

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