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Carpet Care & Maintenance

Keep your carpet looking and feeling its best!

Your plush new carpet is an investment, and you'll want to incorporate a few care and maintenance tips into your regular routine to keep it looking new and feeling soft. Read on to learn more about carpet care!

Everyday care & maintenance

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. Use a quality carpet pad and take care when moving 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.

Dealing with spills & stains

No matter how careful you are, your carpet will likely fall victim to a spill or mess of some sort–especially if you have children or pets. If this happens, don’t panic! Many of our carpets are sold with stain-resistant technology built right into their fibers, making it easy to clean common household messes. Still, it’s important to address spills the right way.

We also recommend that you have your carpet cleaned professionally throughout the year. An alternative is to shampoo it yourself, although you should make sure you follow your manufacturer’s cleaning guidelines. Consider a professional cleaning at least once or twice a year. Never use bleach on your carpet.

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