It is very important to understand how to maintain and take care of it properly so that it will last for a longer time. Once you buy your carpet online, delivered to you at your home and after you got it installed, the next step would be to clean it regularly. Below are some handy tips to keep it as new as possible.
Caring and cleaning tips
Stain removal- whenever the carpet is stained, always blot. You should never rub or scrub the carpet. You should avoid spreading the stain by cleaning from outside to the centre of the stain and in the direction of the pile. Spot cleaning is the mantra for stain removal. The stain removal instructions are to be followed religiously for long lasting and stain free carpets. Place several layers of paper towels in order to dry it.
Steam cleaning- is to be done by professionals, every 12-18 months.
The bleaches and chemicals should be used very carefully. They can discolor or fade the area of the carpet where it is used.
Household stains should be treated with warm water. First, blot the stain with white cloth and then take another white cloth and dip in warm water and try to remove as much stain as possible. Stains are easy to remove when they are fresh. So, clean it as soon as possible.
Protect carpet from sunlight. It makes the carpet discolored or faded.
Use rugs to protect carpets in heavy traffic areas.
Vacuum clean the carpets on a regular basis. The carpet should be vacuumed in the direction of the pile as well as against the direction of the pile for a more cleaner carpet.
Underlay or Padding, should be bought when you buy the carpets. It supports the carpet and protects it from abrasion, damage and wear. It absorbs sound, covers minor bumps and holes in the floor and provides insulation. Different styles and types of padding are available. It can be either foam underlay or rubber underlay. When you stand on it, it should feel firm and yet comfortable.