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Your beautiful new carpet will look stunning when first installed, so you want to make sure it stays that way for as long as possible. Here are some simple ways to help you keep your carpet looking newer for longer
Not just a quick pass to pick up visible dirt and crumbs but a thorough 4-6 pass treatment in high traffic areas and 2-3 passes in others. We recommend vacuuming at least weekly, though particularly busy rooms may need more frequent vacuuming.
Make sure your vacuum is working efficiently too. The bag (or bagless cylinder) should be no more than half full, brushes should be free of hair and not worn, and the belt that drives them should be tight.
Even with a food and drink stain resistant carpet such as STAINMASTER® carpet, it's important to address any spills straight away. The longer a spill is left to sit on the carpet, the more difficult it can be to remove.
For the majority of spills on a STAINMASTER® carpet, we recommend a simple cleaning solution of warm water and mild dishwashing detergent.
For more specific cleaning instructions, go to stainmaster.com.au/carpetcare for advice on over 70 different types of stains.
Your carpet will wear more in busy traffic routes and in front of where people sit. So if you can, move furniture around every six months to a year, to even-up the wear.
New layouts can be quite refreshing, and even modest adjustments can help keep carpet wear more even. Glides under the furniture will make the job easier and combat carpet crushing.
Steam cleaning, also known as hot water extraction, removes more soil and spot types than other methods, and it's worth having it done every 18 months. In fact, in most cases you'll need to get it done this often to maintain the warranty on your carpet.
Make sure you use a certified carpet steam cleaner and avoid dry-cleaning, as it can be abrasive to the fibres in your carpet.
When you and your kids walk straight into the house, you're using the carpet to clean the soles of your shoes. Surface soil dulls the carpet colour and dirt can grind away at the fibres, making the carpet look even duller. Invest in good quality entry mats and issue firm instructions on their use.
Follow these five simple steps to help your carpets look newer for longer.