Carpet hasn’t always been a staple of American homes. After technological advancements following the Second World War, carpeting became much more popular. Today, many O’Fallon homeowners continue to choose carpeting for its soft, warm feel underfoot. At Floor Coverings International Metro East, many of our clients ask us for advice on how to maintain their new custom carpets. Here are some tips for keeping your carpets looking brand new.
Prevent Damage Before it Happens
The best way to make your carpets last is to keep them clean in the first place. Strategically placed mats and rugs can help cut down on wear and minimize the need for other cleaning methods. The most important locations for mats are entryways so as to protect your carpet from the dirt and grime on the bottoms of your shoes. Family rooms also see a lot of foot traffic and benefit from area rugs.
Most Americans do not vacuum their carpets enough. Experts suggest whipping out the hoover every week or so—more if you have a large family or pets. Vacuuming is essential for removing dust and grime from your carpet. For wall-to-wall carpets, upright vacuum cleaners do the job best.
In addition to regular vacuuming, carpets should be deep cleaned every six months to a year. This is essential because vacuum cleaners cannot remove contaminants from deep within your carpet’s fibers. Professional steam cleaning is well worth the investment because it can add years to your carpet’s life. If you prefer the DIY approach, many home improvement stores rent steam cleaners.
Learn from the Experts
At Floor Coverings International Metro East, we carry hundreds of carpeting options perfect for O’Fallon families. Stop by our showroom or call to schedule a free, in-home consultation with one of our trained design associates. Find the carpet of your dreams today!
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