There’s no denying it—we’re deep in the winter season and it’s been rough. There’s been a lot of snow, ice, sleet and a lot of salt and mud. Unfortunately, you and your family have been tracking inside every day which is potentially staining and ruining your carpeting. However, by following these simple tips, you can keep your carpet clean and looking fresh during these freezing months.
Invest in Mats
One of the easiest ways to keep the outdoors out of your home is with doormats. Make sure you get them for both inside AND outside your door. Wiping your feet off twice, and encouraging guests and your family to do the same, will help remove excess dirt, salt or any loose snow from your shoes.
Remove Shoes/Dry and Wipe Pets
Once inside, make it a habit to take off your shoes or boots before walking through your house. This will greatly reduce the amount of [...]
A great option for safety and adding more décor to your home is stair runners. There are many people who have hardwood on their floors, walls and even their stairs and enjoy the bare simplicity of the wood. But when it comes to stairs, each step tends to take quite a beating and should be a safe surface to walk up and down on. Stair runners are the perfect way to protect your floors and add a bit of style to your home
WHAT IS A STAIR RUNNER?
A stair runner is a piece of carpet that doesn’t cover your entire staircase. It’s usually installed over hardwood or even tiled stairs and come in many different colors, textures, and patterns like regular carpet.
WHY ADD A STAIR RUNNER?
There are many reasons to consider adding a stair runner to your home.
Safety: Stair runners provide a great amount of traction and cushion to your steps which helps you avoid [...]
Plush carpet can perfectly be described in both its appearance and texture. It’s soft carpet that is, elegant, luxurious—plush, a real treat for your feet!
This style of carpet has a pile that’s cut in a smooth, even way that gives the feel of very soft carpet a very soft feel. During manufacturing, the tufts are sheared to make the pile perfectly flat. It’s made in many different, solid colors and its attractive look makes plush one of the most popular carpet styles on the market.
There are also a few steps you can take to clean and maintain your plush carpet to make it last for many years.
Clean Regularly: Regular vacuuming is important to maintaining the look and feel of plush carpeting. Vacuum at least twice a week and more often if you have it in a high traffic area. Dirt and grime left behind will wear down the fabric and even discolor it.
Did you know that today carpet is actually associated with improved air quality? —Yes, it’s true. Although we might not normally associate carpet with improved indoor air quality, it actually does have a very positive effect. Gravity causes dust, pollen, pet and insect dander to fall to the floor. Carpet fibers trap them, removing them from the breathing zone and reducing their circulation in the air. Proper cleaning with CRI-approved vacuums effectively removes dust and allergens from the carpet and helps keep them out of the air we breathe.
A common misconception is that people with asthma and allergies should avoid carpet in the home—it’s actually the opposite. Studies have shown that properly cleaned carpet helps reduce symptoms and is the best flooring choice for those dealing with allergies and asthma. (For more tips on reducing allergens, click here.)
It’s a fact that carpet is one of the lowest emitters of chemical compounds of all flooring. [...]
There is a common misconception that people with asthma and allergies should avoid carpet in the home. Actually, the opposite is true. Studies have shown that when properly cleaned, carpet may actually be the best flooring for allergies and asthma, as it can help reduce symptoms. One study in particular specifically demonstrated that different floor coverings have a significant impact on airborne particle concentration, and that airborne particle concentrations were often lower with carpet as opposed to hard floors. That’s because carpeting effectively traps airborne particles and allows regular vacuuming to effectively eliminate any particles so that they are not left to float in the air. Also, when carpet is kept clean and dry, mold simply cannot grow on synthetic fibers.
HOW TO REMOVE ALLERGENS FROM YOUR CARPET
The best carpet for those with allergies is a clean one. To keep your carpet in great shape, reduce allergens and retain good indoor air quality, consider these tips from the Carpet [...]