At Floorida Floors, we recommend frequent care and maintenance to keep your new carpeting looking beautiful and feeling plush. Even if you don’t necessarily have a lot of time to invest in upkeep, following some simple and easy steps will ensure the longevity of your carpet.
Place door mats or area rugs wherever there are entrances to your home. These will protect your carpet from soil tracked in from outside. Just a small investment in these mats can prevent a lot of dirt and grime from getting ground into your carpet's fibers, which can dull and fray them over time.
A good vacuum cleaner is your carpet’s best friend. Buy a quality vacuum and use it regularly. There have been significant improvements to vacuum cleaners in the past few years, making them easier to use (and better, too). They’ve gotten lighter, stronger, and are loaded with convenient features. There are even robotic vacuums that can do the work while you’re sleeping!
Dealing with spills & stains
Treat any spills as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more likely it will soak into the carpet and become a stain. Immediately blot up as much of the liquid as possible with a dry cloth. Don’t rub or scrub the area, as this damages the carpet fibers and may create a permanent mark.
Use warm water to rinse the stained area completely. Avoid hot or cold water, which can set the stain and make it difficult, if not impossible, to remove. Press clean cloths deeply into the tile to soak up moisture until the stain no longer appears on the cloth. If a stain remover is needed, blot up excess moisture before applying. Then, work gently and do not over-apply the stain remover. Next, thoroughly rinse the area with warm water before absorbing the excess dampness with a clean cloth. After your carpet has dried, vacuum to restore its texture and appearance.