Your new flooring represents a substantial investment in your home; an investment that you’ll want to keep looking its best for many years to come. To help you care for your carpet we have produced this guide on cleaning and maintenance. No carpet lasts forever, but by following our maintenance tips outlined below you’ll extend the life and looks of your floor.
(Please note the advice is given with the best intentions but no liability will be accepted)
Vacuuming cut pile carpet
Do note when cut pile carpet is first laid, there may be some ‘fluffing’ this is perfectly normal and it is best to vacuum daily initially
Twist pile carpets should be vacuumed regularly as soon as they are laid.
Velvet pile carpets need a little time for the fibres in the pile to ‘bed down’, therefore do not vacuum velvet piles for 2-3 days after laying, but instead brush by hand or with a carpet sweeper in the direction of the pile. During this time use the suction nozzle of the vacuum cleaner to pick up any isolated particles.
Vacuuming loop pile carpet
Loop pile carpets should be vacuumed by suction only type cleaners.
Avoid using beater heads or brushes – they will lift the fibres, giving your carpet a bobbled or felted appearance. Snags or pulls should be gently cut at carpet level with a pair of scissors before vacuuming.
Cleaning and maintenance
From time to time, your carpet will benefit from a thorough deep clean. You should take professional advice. Remember to wait until the carpet is dry before walking on it or moving furniture.
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