How to Get the Most Out of Your Carpet

May 14, 2015

Few flooring options can compare with the style and versatility of carpet, but to get the most out of carpet flooring you will need to play an active role. Whether you are having it installed in an office, a school or a retirement home, keep the following factors in mind to get the most out of your carpet.

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Aussie Flooring Insights’ care guide shows you how to get the most out of your carpet, keeping it looking great and lasting longer.

Know Your Materials

You need to look after your carpet to get the most out of it, and the best way to do so will depend on the type of material it is made from. The way to care for a synthetic carpet is very different to one made from wool or jute, so research your options before making your selection. Even if you plan on having your carpet professionally cleaned, it is vital that you know how to deal with spills as well as what hazards to be aware of.

Choose Your Carpet Carefully

The right carpet can vastly improve the look, feel and function of a room, so choose yours carefully. If soundproofing is a concern, wool carpet is a fantastic choice as it absorbs sound extremely well, and if it is comfort you are after, a nice thick pile is best. Bonded carpets are great for use around electronics as they are anti-static, and if some areas have higher traffic than others, modular carpet is perfect as you can replace individual tiles if necessary.

Deal With Spills Quickly

Chances are high that something will get spilled on your carpets eventually, and while it isn’t the end of the world, you do need to act fast. Regardless of what your carpet is made from, the longer you leave those spills to set, the more difficult they will be to clean later on.

Rotate Furniture

Placing heavy items on top of your carpet will take a toll on those fibres, but rotating your furniture occasionally will prevent any one area from constantly dealing with the brunt of the weight. Changing things around will also vary traffic patterns throughout the room as well as alter which areas are exposed to direct sunlight, both of which will help to extend the life of your carpet.

Vacuum Regularly

Carpet has a tendency to capture dirt and dust, which can undermine the quality and longevity of the pile. Make it a habit to vacuum your carpets at least once a week, and pay extra attention to high traffic areas. Apart from keeping your carpet clean, your vacuuming efforts will also improve the air quality of the room.

Protect It

Placing mats at the entrances to your building will cut down on the amount of dirt and grime that your carpets are exposed to, making it easier to keep them clean. Investing in coasters for the legs of your furniture will take some pressure off those fibres, and if your carpet is made from natural materials, hanging curtains will minimise damage from the sun.

If you need advice on caring for your carpet or if you are thinking of getting new flooring installed in a commercial space, Aussie Flooring Insights have all the information that you need.