Wonderful wool is the last word in luxury, so, having invested in the carpet of your dreams, how can you keep it looking a million dollars without it costing mega bucks?
If you buy your wool carpet from one of CCC’s carpet stores in Melbourne, you can be confident of getting a great price, and even if you’ve snapped up a bargain from our discount carpets and rugs range, you can make the most of our brilliant after-sales care for help and
advice on keeping your carpet looking as good as new. Here are our top tips for keeping your pile perky and your surface stain-free.
One of the top selling points for luxury wool carpets is their inherent stain resistance. The natural ability of wool to repel moisture, thanks to tiny ridges in the natural fibres, means your carpet is less likely to absorb stains than a carpet made from synthetic materials. Wool carpets also trap and filter airborne dust particles and that not only keeps your carpet cleaner, but also your entire home.
Stamp Out Stains
While all this gives your cleaning a head start, there are practical steps you can take to minimise the risk of stains and soiling. The most simple is to use carpet off-cuts to create door barriers at points where there is direct access to the outdoors or connections to rooms like kitchens and bathrooms. This helps prevent grease and grime making its way onto your carpet.
Should the worst happen, clean up any spills as soon as possible. Solid residue can be careful scraped with a knife. Greasy marks should be blotted using a clean, white, cloth sprayed with oil remover. Liquid spillages should, again, be blotted with a white absorbent cloth. For severe stains, invest in a wool-safe carpet cleaner or spot stain remover and use with caution. Never, ever rub a wool carpet. Doing so damages the pile and therefore the soft feel underfoot. Always let the treated area dry thoroughly before walking on it or covering it with furniture.
Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum. It is impossible to vacuum a wool carpet too much, and this simple household chore will not only cut down on stains but also help to keep your pile looking fluffed up and feeling soft under foot. If you ever find you do need to give your carpet a thorough deep clean, look for a wool-safe service using an absorbent powder, cylindrical dry-foam cleaner or hot water extraction.
The reason vacuuming is key to keeping your carpet looking great lies in the secret of a wool carpet’s durability. Wool is made up of individual fibres that act just like tiny coiled springs. This coiling, which occurs when the wool grows on the sheep, means wool keeps its shape better than other fibres, able to withstand compression of about 30% of its length without failing to bounce back to its original shape.
If you’re looking for the luxury, durability and luxurious feel of a real wool carpet, call into our Blackburn or Bayswater stores to see the latest savings available on the best flooring investment you will ever make.