Carpet is a practical flooring option for many homeowners. It’s relatively inexpensive, it comes in a variety of styles and colours, and it’s versatile enough to be used in most rooms. Whether you’ve recently installed new carpeting in your home or are simply looking to get a few more years out of your existing carpeting, we have some tips and tricks to extend the life of your flooring!
Keep it Clean
Sometimes this is easier said than done, but anticipating potential sources of stains and keeping them away from your carpet in the first place is a great way to extend its life. For example, if your home has a carpeted entryway, consider placing a durable rug at the entrance to your home to avoid dirt and stains from shoes. You can also cut down on wear and tear in high-traffic areas by laying down area rugs in hallways and in main living areas.
The longer your carpet is exposed to dirt and debris, the more time it has to really settle into the carpet and become difficult to remove. For this reason, you should be sure to vacuum your carpeting regularly. Ideally, it should be done every day, but let’s face it: most people are too busy! Try to find the time in your schedule to vacuum at least twice a week, especially in the highest foot-traffic areas of your home.
Schedule Professional Cleanings
No matter how frequently you vacuum your carpeting, there are still bound to be stains and imperfections. By scheduling annual carpet cleanings with a professional, you can have your carpets refreshed without having to lift a finger. You might be surprised at just how much newer and cleaner your carpeting looks after a professional steam cleaning or shampooing. Professional equipment is able to remove stains and debris much more thoroughly than your standard vacuum.
Know How to Remove Stains
Speaking of stains, make sure you act quickly when there is a spill or stain on your carpeting. Typically, the best course of action for removing a carpet stain is to first gently blot any excess liquid or sediment from the carpet (be careful not to rub it in further). From there, use a reputable store-bought carpet cleaning product, such as a foam or spray. Let it sit on the stain for the amount of time specified in the instructions before wiping or gently rinsing it away and allowing to dry. Keep in mind that other steps may need to be taken based on the specific type of stain your carpet has encountered, however.
These are just a few practical carpet care tips for extending the life of your carpet. Should you decide to replace the carpet in your Melbourne home at any time in the near future, Complete Carpet Co. is here to help! We carry a wide selection of cheap carpet in a variety of styles and options to suit your needs.