Choosing carpet for your home or office offers both flexibility and function. There is a wide variety of carpet patterns, colors, and styles to choose from to accommodate your personal style or to match any decor. Carpet design trends change rapidly and there are always new and modern ways to incorporate this flooring option into any home or business. Not only does carpet provide acoustic insulation, it can provide additional warmth and heat insulation. Taking into account your geographical location, carpet is often the best choice for braving the cold winter months.
Carpet is also affordable. It is one of the most economical flooring options to have installed. With a wide variety to choose from, even the most affordable options are still manufactured with high-end benefits: stain resistance, static treatments, and other benefits that make them easy to clean and maintain. When thinking about protecting the longevity of your carpet, one might recommend choosing a carpet that is ‘tiled.’ Popular in commercial and office spaces, carpet tiling offers the ability to remove small sections without compromising the pattern or the style.
Here at All Vacuum, we value your choice to carpet your home and are here to help you maintain its lifespan. Taking these few extra steps to protect and care for your carpet are important in sustaining your investment.
- Vacuum often… and do it right! Using a high quality vacuum, vacuum your carpet as often as possible. The longer you wait between sweeps allows dirt to be embedded deeper into the fibers. Vacuum a space horizontally, and then switch angles and re-vacuum the same area, and remember, it’s not a race! Using slow and methodical motions allow your vacuum to do its job correctly
- An extra layer can help! In high traffic areas, such as entryways, hallways, or stair landings, consider using a thin area rug to protect the wear and tear of the carpet below.
- Take care of spills and stains quickly. Using a professional grade stain remover, take care of your spills in a prompt manner according to the directions provided on the remover’s bottle. Treat your carpet like your clothes, if you spill red wine on your dress shirt, you act with urgency, and the same should be done with your carpet.
- Be aware of UV rays. Sunlight can damage your carpet both aesthetically (color fading) and structurally (weakening fibers) Especially in the hot summer months, be aware of where the sun shines in your space and install curtains or blinds to reduce your carpet’s exposure.