Some homeowners shy away from residential carpeting or carpet tiles because they believe its maintenance and upkeep will either cost a lot of money, or take a lot of time to do, especially long-term. Luckily, this could not be farther from the truth. With these four simple steps, you too can enjoy residential carpeting in your home, with none of the hassles that are incorrectly associated with it.
Extend the Life of Your Residential Carpeting
While the wintertime is fun, tracking snow, slush, and mud throughout the house is not. One of the best preventative measures you can take to ensure your carpet is clean, and lasts a long time, is to remove your shoes in the mud room or at the front door, rather than tracking grit and grime on your new, fabulous residential carpet. As well, make sure you wipe your pets’ feet before they walk inside, and tell your children to be respectful of their environment by removing their shoes as well. Keeping your carpet clean will not only prevent the need to clean it as much, but you also extend the carpet’s life.
When dirt gets tracked onto carpeting, no matter if it is carpet tiles, commercial carpeting, or a residential carpet, the dirt dries and then rubs against the carpet’s fibers and backing, wearing them out. By keeping your carpets clean and dirt-free, you are automatically extending the life of your carpet, and ensuring its youthful look for decades to come.
Follow the Manufacturer’s Instructions
Residential carpeting, like any other manufactured product in your home, may have a list of instructions to care for it properly. Depending on the manufacturer and the materials they used to create your carpeting, you may need to follow specific instructions. Such instructions could include information on how hard you should scrub carpet stains, the types of cleaning products that are safe for the carpet, and any warranties that are covered by the manufacturer. If you do not follow these instructions, you could damage the look and quality of your carpet.
No one wants a new residential carpet that looks old. Following the instructions will ensure you can avoid this issue
Clean Your Carpet Correctly to Preserve It’s Beauty
Many people rub stains and spots on their carpets instead of blotting them. Rubbing stains is worse for your carpet than blotting it, because rubbing will grind the stain particles into the fibers and carpet backing. Over time, the fibers may breakdown. Blotting your residential carpet is better because it does not spread the stain to as many fibers like rubbing does, keeping your carpet looking better over time.
As for chemicals and solutions to treat your carpet and cover up stains, every residential carpeting retailer will sell the appropriate chemicals and solutions that you need. While you can use popular traditional household items like baking soda or shaving cream to clean your carpet, it is best to use the recommended products for your carpet. The manufacturer’s instructions will also have some tips on how to clean your carpet that you can follow.
Making a mistake and damaging the beauty of your carpet can ruin the experience of owning one, even if it performs fine. Use the recommended cleaning products to avoid this situation.
Use Carpet Tiles Instead of Carpeting Whole Rooms
Carpet tiles are much easier to maintain than residential carpeting that spans the whole room. If a section of carpet tiles becomes damaged or defaced over time, you can simple replace the individual tiles that are damaged. If you have wall-to-wall carpeting however, you will have to cut your carpeting up to remove damaged sections. This may look ugly, depending on the skill of whoever is cutting your carpeting.
These four tips will ensure your carpet looks great and performs great for decades to come.
Cadillac Carpet & Flooring is a top-quality retailer of residential and commercial carpeting, as well as carpet tiles. We have over 25 years experience providing homeowners in Toronto, the GTA, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge and Mississauga. If you are interested in installing or replacing your residential carpeting, please visit us at our website for more information.