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Carpet Care

The best way to look after your carpet is to ensure that you prevent loose dirt and dust being worked deep into the carpet pile. These can quickly discolour your carpet and make it looks less than pristine.

Some simple tips to avoid these are: for any type of carpet

  • Removing your shoes at the front door to reduce the impact and wear on your floor
  • Using a doormat to reduce outside dirt and debris from entering your house
  • Avoid laying light coloured carpets in high traffic areas
  • Vacuum your floor regularly to stop dirt being ground into your carpet

Vacuuming your carpet

The type of carpet you have will dictate how you can vacuum it.

Loop Pile Carpets – These carpets should only be vacuumed with a cylinder cleaner with a suction head. Other heads can catch and lift the fibres, giving your lovely new carpet a bobbled look.

Saxony Carpets – It is recommended to use a beater head attachment to get into the pile for a deeper clean

Deep Pile Carpets – It is best to use a height-adjustable head with these. You should feel some resistance when pushing your vacuum across. If you don’t, then lower the height until you do to ensure proper cleaning.

Carpet Cleaning Tips

If you live in a house with lots of kids, pets and visitors, spills and dirt can easily happen. But if you follow these cleaning tips you can help reduce lasting damage.

  • Clean up all spillages immediately before with a dry kitchen towel before they dry and settle.
  • Clean the spill from the outside in, this helps to reduce the spill spreading.
  • If there is any of the stain left, gently blot with a damp cloth and warm water.
  • Semi-solid substances (like chewing gum) should be gently removed with a plastic spatula or knife.

To make cleaning even easier, all of our polypropylene carpets can be cleaned with a solution of bleach and warm water. We find a solution of one-part bleach to six parts of water to work best.

Common Carpet Care Questions

Shedding – Shedding is a natural part of the carpet and happens most when it is just installed.

Flattening – Carpets will flatten over time, particularly in high traffic areas. Regular vacuuming helps to reduce this and lift the pile. 

Indentations – Furniture feet are the biggest culprit for causing indentations. This can be helped by regularly moving furniture in your room. Some people find using an ice cube and a spoon to lift the fibres to be effective (embed video and reword if needed).

Fading – Wool carpets are particularly suspectable to fading when exposed to continuous sunlight. This is common during the summer months. This bleaching can be reduced by using curtains and blinds to limit the amount of direct sun your room gets.