Carpet Care & The Key Things You Need To Know

If you recently purchased new carpet for your home or are considering replacing your old flooring with carpet, then you might be wondering how to take the best care of it and ensure that it stands the test of time. If your carpet is to be laid in an area where there is a large amount of footfall, such as the hallway or stairs, it is likely to need extra care. By looking after your carpet, you can prevent it from deteriorating and, ultimately, looking unattractive. The very nature of carpets means that they are going to pick up dirt and dust and wear down after time. Nonetheless, there are a number of things you can do to keep them looking great, as well as to revitalise them. Below we have listed a few 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 to the surface, and these will be removed by vacuuming.
  • If a piece of the carpet fibre stands proud above the surface, it should be trimmed to the level of the other tufts. Never pull it out.
  • Routinely vacuuming will help to prevent dirt and grit from getting into the carpet fibres, and also helps to keep the tufts upright.
  • There may be a slight odour after a new carpet is fitted. This may be caused by the carpet itself, the underlay or any adhesives which have been used. Ideally, the room should be ventilated by opening windows and doors 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 pile carpets. A vacuum cleaner without a beater bar or brushes is best for loop pile carpets.
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