How to Care For Carpeting?

  • By Brisas Carpet Care
  • 23 Feb, 2017

Nylon, olefin, acrylic or wool, whichever type of carpet you own, the truth is that you’ve made a substantial investment by choosing carpeting for your dwelling. Your new carpets will last for an aeon, but only with the proper care and maintenance, you’ll be able to retain its new look and crane its life.

Say hello to the right way to carpet care!

Think carpet care is a mess? Well, it’s at least easier than you imagine. To get down to the care, all you need to do is getting your hands on a high-quality vacuum cleaner, some cleaning products, and a little know-how.
Today, we are going to explore tips to get rid of stubborn, dark carpet stains, tips to keep your carpets beautiful, and tips for keeping your carpeting baby soft.

How to get every type of carpet stains out?

Whether it be wine spills, a little pet poop stain, or paint artwork from your young one, it seems you can now easily clean every type of carpet stain with these simple tips –
  • Blot the spot with a dry white towel, working from the outside in, rinse thoroughly with clean water, and then blot again.
  • For getting out water soluble stains, a simple cleaning solution made up of ¼ tsp of white vinegar mixed with 32 ounces of water would do.
  • If you’re dealing with fat, oil and wax on your carpet, then you should place a paper towel over the carpet and iron on warm setting. This way, fat, wax or oil would come up off the carpet and tag onto the paper towel.
  • When it comes to removing pet stains, the best way is to moisten it, following the application of carpet stain remover specially formulated for pet stains.

How to keep the colour and texture of your carpet looking fresh?

If you plan to keep your wall to wall carpeting for more than a few years, it’s important that you keep it beautiful. Here are some steps that will help you do just that -
  • Don’t let the dirt of your shoes wear out the carpet fibres; keep the dirt outside.
  • In a week, vacuum 4-6 times in the high traffic areas and 2-3 times in low traffic areas. Choose the right type of vacuum depending on the kind of carpet you own.
  • Clip sprouts and snags using a small pair of scissors; avoid pulling them.
  • Keep moving the furniture around regularly and eliminate the furniture dents by rubbing the dented area using the edge of a coin.
  • Get burnt marks out of a carpet by cutting off burnt carpet fibres with a scissor and sticking the new carpet strands into the burnt hole. For a widespread burn, patching may work great.
  • Last but not the least, decrease periods of direct sunlight to avoid colour fading and forbid contact with household chemicals that can permanently discolour your carpet.

How to Keep Your Carpet Soft?

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How many times your carpet has turned hard and stiff after a wash? Multiple times? Read these carpet softening tips that are meant to work wonders on your carpet.
  • Sometimes, it’s the hard water’s fault! In such a case, regular vacuuming is a saviour, as the more you contact the fibres, the more the minerals will be knocked loose.
  • After rinsing the carpet as normal, spray the solution of one-half of a cup of fabric softener per gallon of warm water over the carpet and let it set for two minutes. Extract the solution, rinse with clean water, extract again and allow it to dry completely.
Take care of your carpet, and of course, yourself!
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Well, when it comes to choosing the right type of carpet , this is not where the world comes to an end!

Today, we are going to give you 5 quick tips that will help you realize that - plushness and contrasts might be the two things that you consider for making a style statement for your home, there are several other things that you often pay no heed to.

Tip 1: Carpet’s Function

How can you forget carpet’s function when picking a carpet for your home? It’s a blunder! Tip 1 is never to forget the function of the carpet. Ask yourself: Am I buying this carpet for highlighting a certain piece of furniture? Will the carpet tie the room together? Will I put down this carpet on cold floors during winters? Do I need a carpet for noise reduction?

Your answers will play a key role in directing you to make a right carpet choice.

Tip 2: Carpet Fibers

Wool, nylon, polyester, polypropylene and trixeta are some of the different carpet fiber types. Wool carpets are the most durable, soft and expensive type; nylon and trixeta are stain resistant and so perfect for family homes or high-traffic areas; Polypropylene is a synthetic fiber- stain-free, crush resistant and inexpensive.

Keep in mind the carpet fiber types and the factors that set them apart before deciding on a carpet for your home.

Tip 3: Room Style

Figure out the right size, color and pattern of your room’s carpet to create a well-balanced space.

For large living rooms, two rugs can create two separate living rooms. For entrances opening to other rooms or a stairway, less is more. For a study or home office, a carpet that fits both the table and chair is ideal for a comfortable working environment. For maximizing the space visually, just like mirrors, brighter carpet colors and diagonal pattern carpets can serve the purpose. For bedrooms, soft woolen carpets with longer threads are suitable to soften the harsh noises. What’s more, for a children’s room, rely on a carpet with short threads.

Always follow the room style tips to choose the best carpets to suit your home.

Tip 4: The Padding

Carpet padding is a vital part of your floors. This spongy material that is cut smaller than the carpet is what people generally forget about. The main aim of underlay is to shield your carpet from damage, from wearing against the subfloor, and stress from traffic above. So if you want to make the most of your carpet, there are many different kinds of carpet padding you may want to consider.

Foam, rubber, and fiber are the most common types.

The next time you are hunting for the right carpet, don’t forget about the cushion needed for your carpet. Forget about slipping & sliding with carpet cushions!

Tip 5: Carpet Samples

When you go shopping for clothes, don’t you always try your favorite pieces first before actually buying them, you do right? Then, how can you simply pick a carpet before really trying it in your home? Take home the carpet samples of your shortlisted favorites and watch for their compatibility with your furniture, lighting and wall colors.

After all, you should be glee about your carpet flooring at all times of the day.

Lastly, Keep Your Carpet Clean

With these 5 quick tips, hopefully, you will make the right carpet selection for your home. But what is even more important is keeping that carpet clean. As dirt remains in the deepest fiber of materials, if not cleaned regularly and properly it can be harmful to the health of your family and guests.

For ideal results, it’s important to vacuum your carpet regularly and hire a professional at Brisas Carpet Care to come in and steam clean your carpet occasionally. Keep your carpet looking and smelling great with carpet cleaning services from Brisas Carpet Care. We understand different types of carpet material and understand the appropriate procedure for cleaning your carpet. Because it matters to us!

Let Brisas Carpet Care take care of your carpet today. Contact us.

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