Carpet Care & Maintenance

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Keep your carpet looking new!

Start by investing in doormats and placing them throughout your home. Have friends and family members use them when entering your home. You should also ask visitors to remove outdoor shoes before walking across your carpet. It’s important to minimize the amount of dirt tracked onto your flooring, as dirt particles can damage carpet fibers. Here are some other simple preventative maintenance tips:

  • Place carpet protectors underneath all furniture legs.
  • Use a quality carpet pad to add extra softness and support.
  • Take care when moving heavy furniture.

While keeping preventative maintenance in mind, you should also develop a regular care routine. This should include regularly vacuuming your carpet using a manufacturer-approved appliance. If your carpet experiences light to medium traffic, vacuuming it once or twice a week should be sufficient. If it experiences heavy traffic, however, you may want to vacuum more frequently.

No carpet is absolutely stain-proof

While many of the carpeting products we carry feature stain-resistant fibers & treatments, that doesn’t mean you should allow spills to sit or set in. Tackle all spills immediately after they happen to prevent lasting damage.

The majority of stains are actually caused by soil, even those from liquid spills. For example, sodas & coffee often contain sugar, which leaves a sticky residue even once the liquid has been blotted up. This sugary residue attracts soil from ordinary foot traffic, causing a stain. Be sure to rinse thoroughly with clean water to ensure that all soil has been picked up along with the liquid.

You will want to reference your carpet manufacturer's warranty information for specific care instructions.