Carpet flooring is a great way to add a warm and cozy feeling to a home. It provides insulation, a soft surface to fall on, and is available in many different looks! Regardless of the type of carpet chosen, it needs to be properly maintained to stay looking like new throughout the years. The experts at Floor Coverings International West County, MO share four tips for keeping your carpets looking great below!
1. Don’t Let Dirt Build Up
Vacuuming up dirt and debris in your carpet not only makes the flooring look better, but it helps keep it looking nice for longer. It’s best to vacuum your carpet about once per week, and even more in high-traffic areas of the home. This helps to improve the air quality of your home and ensures that the dirt doesn’t build up in your carpet.
2. Get a Professional Cleaning
Even if you do everything to keep your carpets clean, it’s still a good idea to have them professionally cleaned. Having your carpets professionally cleaned once or twice a year will help prolong the longevity of your flooring.
3. Clean Up Spills Right Away
The longer you let stains set, the harder they will be to get out. When a spill occurs, clean up the liquid first with a cloth. Remember to blot the stain and not scrub it. After the liquid has been cleaned up, if needed, use a carpet cleaner on the stain and follow the directions on the bottle.
4. Install a Stain-Resistant Carpet
If you haven’t already installed carpet, you can choose to install a stain-resistant option! Brands such as STAINMASTER® carpet are great for homes with small children or pets.
If you’re ready to update the flooring in your home, give the experts at Floor Coverings International West County, MO a call today! We bring our mobile showroom right to your door. We proudly serve the greater Chesterfield, O'Fallon, St. Peters, St. Charles areas.
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