We know that new custom wall to wall carpeting is a big investment. At Floor Coverings International of Carmel, we help homeowners in the greater Carmel, Fishers, Zionsville, McCordsville, and Westfield area find and install their dream carpeting. Many of our customers ask us how to protect their new floors from dirt and damage. Here are five tips for making sure your new carpets stand the test of time.
According to the experts, we should be vacuuming our carpeting every week. You should whip out the hoover even more often if you have children or pets. Vacuuming isn’t only for removing dust and dirt from your carpet, it also removes grit and small rocks that can mar your carpeting over time. By vacuuming, you reduce wear and tear.
2. Steam Clean
In addition to vacuuming, every Hoosier should have their carpets professionally steam cleaned at least once per year. Steam cleaning penetrates deep within your carpets fibers—it’s much more thorough than a vacuum. In fact, steam cleaning can add years to the life of your carpet.
3. Kick Off Your Shoes
Have you ever looked at the bottoms of your shoes after a stroll around your neighborhood? When we wear our shoes inside, we are bringing dirt and grime indoors. Institute a “no shoes” policy in your home to protect your carpeting. Plus, your guests will be able to enjoy the warm, soft feeling of carpet underfoot.
4. Use Rugs and Mats
A rug placed on top of carpeting might seem a little excessive, but it is a great way to protect the carpet underneath. Mats and area rugs should be placed in high traffic parts of the home—living rooms, hallways, and entryways—in order to reduce wear to the carpeting in those rooms.
5. Consider Carpet Color
When choosing new carpeting, make sure you consider the color and style of carpet for your unique needs. Darker carpeting can help mask dark dirt but will show the hair that your golden retriever sheds. On the other hand, light carpeting may hide dust but it is easy to stain. The choice depends on your individual preferences and lifestyle.
For more information about carpeting, trust your local flooring experts at Floor Coverings International of Carmel. We proudly provide the greater Carmel, Fishers, Zionsville, McCordsville, and Westfield area with quality products and service. Call today for a free consultation!
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