Carpet is one of the most popular flooring types out there. It’s affordable, cozy, and helps to insulate your home. With these many advantages does come a few disadvantages, they can take a bit of work to maintain! In order to keep your carpets looking beautiful for a long time, it’s important to properly maintain them. Read below for 6 tips from the experts at Floor Coverings International Williamson County!
1. Take Shoes Off at The Door
Something as simple as having guests take their shoes off at the door and wiping their feet on a mat can make a big difference! This helps to prevent extra dirt and grime from being tracked in.
2. Select a More Durable Carpet for High Traffic Areas
If you are in the process of carpeting your house, it’s best to select more durable carpet in high-traffic areas of the home. Nylon and wool, for example, are both durable and soft carpet fibers! Our design associate can talk with you about the best options for your home.
3. Clean Up Spills Right Away
Whether big or small, it’s important to clean up any spills as soon as possible. If it’s something that will stain, remember to dab at it and not rub in the stain. Use a carpet cleaner as needed and follow the instructions on the bottle.
4. Vacuum At Least Once Per Week
Dirt and grime will work their way into the fibers of your carpet if they aren’t cleaned regularly. Vacuuming is great to remove noticeable dirt as well as allergens that have gotten into your home. For busier rooms of the house, it’s recommended to vacuum at least 1-2 times per week.
5. Add Stain Resistance
One easy way to keep your carpet in great shape is to install carpet with stain resistance built in or add a treatment when it’s installed.
6. Hire Professionals
Even if you follow all of the steps above, it’s important to have professionals come in from time to time. To keep your carpet looking beautiful and to extend the lifespan, it’s important to have them deep cleaned 1-2 times per year.
At Floor Coverings International Williamson County, we work with you to make the process of selecting and installing new carpet easy! Give us a call today to schedule your free in-home design consultation. We proudly serve the greater Cedar Park, Georgetown, Leander TX areas.
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