How to Keep Your Carpet Looking New for Longer
If you have just purchased a new carpet for your home, you may be worried about it starting to look tired and worn out over time.
Thankfully, there are several tips and tricks that you can take advantage of to keep your carpet looking and feeling new for as long as possible.
Read on to discover five techniques that guarantee to protect your carpet from muddy footprints, stains, spillages and more.
- Vacuum Regularly
One of the simplest and inarguably best ways to keep your carpet looking new for longer is to vacuum it regularly. Ideally, you’ll need to vacuum your carpet at least twice a week or more often, especially if you notice dirt and debris on the fibres.
Also, make sure to keep on top of changing the filters in your vacuum. If you don’t, the appliance won’t be able to do its job properly and your carpets will suffer.
- Move Your Furniture Around
Some areas of carpet will experience much more footfall than others, which is why homeowners often use more durable carpet cuts in the hallway. Although there isn’t much you can do to reduce the amount of wear and tear that certain areas of carpet are subjected to, you can move your furniture around to keep your entire carpet looking fresh for longer.
For best results, switch up the layout of your furniture around once every six months.
- Sprinkle Baking Soda
As well as looking tired and worn out, your carpet can also start to smell musty over time. One highly effective way to prevent this is to sprinkle baking soda all over it before vacuuming.
Doing so will eliminate any bad odours such as pet smells and help keep your carpet smelling fresh. Don’t forget to leave the baking soda for a few minutes before vacuuming, as this will ensure it works its magic on the carpet fibres.
- Invest in Stain Removal Products
Even if you are super careful, stains and spillages can happen; when they do, you need to ensure you are prepared. Although several effective remedies for removing stains from carpets exist, having a few stain removal products in your cupboard for emergencies is always a good idea.
These products can be applied directly to a wide range of stains, such as wine and coffee, and are highly effective at removing all traces of spills. Alternatively, dishwasher detergent, club soda and hydrogen peroxide are all good at banishing carpet stains.
- Book a Deep Clean
In addition to vacuuming several times each week to pick up dirt, dust and other debris, you should also take the time to deep clean your carpet. A professional carpet cleaner works deep into the fibres to remove all traces of dirt and grime.
You can buy or rent carpet cleaners, depending on your budget and how often you intend to use them. Ideally, you should deep clean your carpets at least once every six months for effective results and to keep yours looking spick and span for longer.
In some cases, though, the long-term damage may have already been done if your carpets are too old or haven’t been looked after properly over the years, which may mean you need brand-new ones instead.
Whatever the case, our high-quality carpets in Dulwich have got you (and your floors) covered. Check out our amazing deals on carpets on our website, or pop down to our showroom to take a closer look at what we have to offer.