If you have decided to get new carpets fitted into your home, you will surely be looking forward to enjoying all their benefits. Chances are that you can’t wait to enjoy that fluffy and cosy feel that new carpets provide, but there are a few things that you should keep in mind if you want your new carpet to keep looking as good as it did the first day it was installed. Read on for some tips and suggestions that will help prolong the life of your new carpet.

Vacuum Often

How often you should vacuum will depend on how much a particular room is used. Carpets fitted in heavily trafficked areas (such as living rooms or corridors) should be vacuumed at least twice a week. If there are children or pets in the household, you may need to vacuum more often. But did you know that there is such a thing as a wrong vacuuming technique? If the vacuum is too low, you may damage the fibres in your new carpet, so make sure that it is set at the right height before you start cleaning. Additionally, avoid waiting until the filters or the vacuum bags are full, so instead replace them often.

Hire a Steam Cleaner

Hiring the services of a professional steam cleaner won’t be required for a fair amount of time following the fitting of a new carpet, however this is a highly effective way of keeping your carpet looking as good as new. For best results, combine DIY cleaning sessions with professional steam cleaning. You can rent or buy a steam cleaning machine for domestic use, and to maximise their efficiency, pre-treat any stains and make sure you don’t walk on a steam-cleaned carpet until it’s 100 per cent dry.

Clean Stains Straight Away

Stains and spills are almost inevitable, so ensure you tackle them immediately by blotting the stain with water or white vinegar, as this will minimise the amount of dirt that seeps into the fabric. If you must, use a commercial cleaning product, but test it first on a small area to ensure it doesn’t make stains worse.

Of course, one of the best ways to ensure the durability of a new carpet is buying a premium-quality product from a reputable supplier. At UK Floor Coverings we stock some of the very finest, most stylish and beautifully designed carpets that you’ll find on the market. Offering quality carpets and personalised service are our main concerns, and because we are direct suppliers, we are able to offer highly competitive prices on our carpet installations services. Whether you’re after a budget carpet or a luxury item, contact us to find out how much better your home could look with one of our carpets in it.