Carpet Care Guide

You’ve purchased your brand new carpet, therefore you want it to look as good as the day you had it installed for years to come. Regular vacuuming and cleaning will help to keep it in a sound condition, as well as preventing any nasty odours, allergens or bacteria.

Carpets are an important part of our homes and can be considered an expensive purchase, so it goes without saying that you will want to maintain its good condition and prolong its lifespan. In a busy family home it wouldn't take long for rooms to look untidy if the carpets were not regularly vacuumed and cleaned in order to remove dirt and dust. With regular cleaning you can continue to achieve the best appearance and feel of your carpet and be happy and able to relax.

We have put together a simple guide full of helpful tips and and expert advice. So if you're wondering how to remove spilt red wine or advice on general maintenance you should find this information useful.



How to clean your carpet 


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How to clean a pet stained carpet

 

We all love our pets but they can be messy! Here’s a few tips for you to work on getting pet stains out.

 

1. Check your carpets fibre type then find an enzyme-based solution.

2. You want to test the solution on a small patch of your carpet, if it hasn’t affected the colour then use it on the stained area.

3. Either have your carpet commercially cleaned or rinse with water after the solution to has had time to work.

4. You can also hire or buy domestic carpet washers as well as vacuums specifically designed to pick up animal hairs. If you have large pets that could be something you may want to think about.


How to steam clean carpet


1. We recommend that everything is taken out of the room if possible. If certain items are too heavy to move, then place something underneath to stop it from potentially being damaged.

2. Vacuum the area first and make sure the skirting boards are clean and free from any dust.

3. Your steam cleaner will come with its own instructions so it’s best that you follow them.

4. Start the furthest away from the door, avoiding the damp carpet. Also Steam cleaners are slower than vacuums, so walk slowly, about one step every two seconds.

5. Before moving anything back into the area, make sure the carpet is dry to touch.

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How to deep clean carpet

 

1. Make sure the room is clear.

2. Vacuum the room removing as much dirt and dust as you can.

3. If you’ve recently purchased or rented the carpet cleaner we recommend following all the instructions including the cleaning solutions needed and measurements needed.

4. Start furthest from the main door you use.

5. Now you’ve cleaned the room, help the carpet dry quicker by opening any doors and windows you can.


How to remove wine stains from carpet


1. Run! Especially if it isn't your house! 

2. Blot the stained area using a cloth. Try and can soak up as much as you can, this leaves you with less to deal with.

3. Pour a bit of cold water directly onto the wine stain which will dilute the wine.

4. Blot away! Keep doing this until you stop getting anything out.

5. Mix a three-to-one ratio of water to baking soda and apply that to the stain, once its dried Vacuum the stain.

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How to remove wax stains from carpet

 

1. The longer wax sits on the carpet, the harder it will be to remove so act fast!

2. Get something frozen or fill a bag with ice. Put it on the wax for a few minutes.

3. Remove the bag and use a blunt knife to scrape the wax off.

4. Use a clean cloth to put over the remaining wax, then use a warm iron to press on top of the cloth and it should absorb the wax and you can pull it off.

5. Continue the process until the wax disappears.


How to remove coffee stains from carpet


1. Start with a paper towel blotting the area removing as much excess as you can..

2. Once you stop getting any liquid on the paper towel pour water onto the area and continue blotting.

3. Use white vinegar mixed with water to sponge onto the stain, it can bleach your carpet so we suggest testing a hidden spot first if possible.

4. Leave it to soak between 5 - 10 minutes.

5. Finally use a clean cloth to blot up the mixture and clean the area.



Everyday carpet care 


You can expect many good years from a carpet if you maintain it in the right way.
 
Your carpet can be indented by the heavy furniture you have in your room. If possible we suggest moving the furniture around or even using furniture cups.
 
Be sure to protect your carpet from the colour fade from sustained direct sunlight. Curtains and blinds will help to assist this.
 
Spillages! Deal with it them fast. Blot instead of rubbing. Use clean white kitchen towel or cloth. Tackle stains from the outside and work inwards to minimise it spreading. Brush up the pile to help hold its appearance as it dries.
 
Heavy furniture can leave indentations in carpet and underlay. Use furniture cups to help to spread the weight to avoid this. If possible rotate furniture periodically.
 
 

Is it time to renew your carpet? 


Regular cleaning and hoovering of your carpet will undoubtedly help it last longer, but after years of use even the highest quality carpets will show signs of ageing and wear. So, if your fed up of tripping over that frayed, tatty old carpet or you simply think it is time for makeover, why not take a look at our huge range of carpets to find the ideal carpet for your home? Don’t forget to check out our visualiser so you can even see what our carpets look like in your own room before you make a purchase.

Our Carpet Buying Guide is there to help you with any questions you may have. Remember before you make a purchase order a free sample and use our free visualiser to help you decide.

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