While having carpet in the bathroom may not be in vogue anymore, we still like to have other rooms in our house carpeted. Adding comfort and warmth, they’re perfect for British climes, but with most carpets starting to wear thin after a few years, there are some things you can do to help improve longevity.
Underlay will help reduce overall wear to a carpet, and helps provide insulation against sound, moisture, and heat. It also helps to create an even surface, especially in older homes with uneven floorboards.
Underlay can also help absorb impact and helps to create a cushioned feel when you walk, as well as absorbing shock. The added support underlay offers, enables the carpet to retain its spring for longer, and prevents the pile from flattening – ensuring it looks brand new for its lifetime.
Try and give your carpet a deep clean at least once a week. Not only will it keep it looking new, it will also reduce the number of harmful bacteria that can live in the fabric – making your home look, smell, and feel cleaner.
Start vacuuming from the centre and work your way towards the edges. If you have a rug, remember to vacuum the underside too.
Invest in a pair of comfy slippers or house shoes from Mobility Solutions. Not only will slippers keep your carpets looking clean, but you’ll be amazed how much healthier you’ll feel.
When you wear your shoes in the house, you bring in all the bacteria and germs that have been harbouring on the soles. With some studies showing strains of E Coli can often be found living in our carpets. If you have little ones who are crawling, or picking things up off the floor, they could be ingesting potentially harmful microbes.
Aside from the germs, stilettos and heavy boots have also been shown to increase wear and tear in carpets as they put added pressure onto the fabric.
Clean stains ASAP
Spillages are bound to happen, but when they do it’s best to act as quickly as possible. Soapy water often works well on most stains. If you’re looking for a natural cleaner, combining vinegar and water in a spray bottle with salt and lavender essential oil should do the trick – ideal if you have young children or pets, or if you want to avoid using harmful chemicals.
Call in the professional
Once or twice a year it’s worth calling a professional to come and do a thorough clean on carpets and rugs. With their machinery they’ll be able give your carpet a deeper clean and remove dust, dirt, and debris. This will help keep your carpet looking, smelling, and feeling fresh for years.