You’ve finally found a carpet you absolutely love, and now you’re going to want to make it last, but how do you prolong the life of your carpet? We know how much our customers love our luxury carpeting, and we want to provide a few tips that can help you to help your carpet in keeping its softness, luster, and overall quality for many years to come. Some things you could try to prolong the life of your carpet are:
• No shoes in the house – Shoes can track all kinds of grime onto your carpet, and this dirt can make wear and tear occur earlier than it should. Implementing a “no shoes inside” policy for your home can help to not only prolong the life of your carpet, but make cleaning sessions less frequent. A great idea is to have a sign posted near your doorway asking guests and family members to remove their shoes, and to also have a simple shoe storage area next to the sign for easy taking off and putting on!
• Have your carpets professionally cleaned – In home without children or pets, it’s recommended to have your carpets cleaned professionally once per year, but this number rises to 2 to 4 times per year if children or pets are present. Regular professional cleanings will help to keep the carpet in healthy clean condition and prolong its color and softness.
• Buy a good vacuum and use it – If you want to maintain a high quality carpet, you’re going to need a high quality vacuum, and you’re going to want to use this vacuum quite a bit more than every couple of weeks. In order to stay on top of the regular wear and tear, we recommend vacuuming anywhere from 2 to 4 times per week.
• Get on stains right away – Whether the stain is from a solid source or a liquid source, you’re going to want to stay on top of things. It’s also important to remember not to rub the stains into the carpet, and to do as much blotting as possible. In these instances, it’s a good idea to have a carpet spot treatment or cleaner handy, and to make use of it right after the stain has occurred.
With these simple tips, you can help to keep your carpet looking and feeling beautiful for the long haul. With a luxury carpet, you’re going to want to make sure it looks and feels like a luxury carpet for as long as possible, and these tricks can help to make it happen!