Use Entrance Mats
Place floor mats inside and outside entrances to trap soil before it is tracked into your home.Vacuum at least once a week! You can't vacuum too often. When dirt and dust are left in a carpet, they become gritty, sharp particles that grind down the pile of the carpet. Using a vacuum with a beater bar or rotating brush will loosen the dirt making it easier for the vacuum to remove soil. Change the disposable bag or empty the vacuum often. Carpet with thick loop pile construction (Berber) may be sensitive to brushing, rubbing or scrapping of the pile surface which may cause fuzzing and pile distortion. It is recommended that vacuums with suction action only be used on these styles.
Carpet sweepers and electric brooms are useful for picking up crumbs and surface soil, but it's important to know that they will not deep clean.
Clean Spots & Spills Immediately
For best results, give prompt attention to spots and spills. Use a spoon or dull knife to remove solid materials. Blot up liquid spills with a white towel. Never rub, scrub or use a brush. This may cause damage to the carpet fibers. Use a cleaning agent and procedure appropriate for the type of stain being removed. Apply all cleaning agents to the cloth rather than directly to the stained area to avoid saturating the carpet when spot cleaning. Work the stain from the outside in to prevent spreading. Deep stains might require repeat cleaning because they can "wick" back up after initial cleaning.
Beware of Color Destroying Substances
The chemical ingredients contained in these substances can cause your nylon or nylon blend carpet to become permanently discolored.
- Acne Medication
- Oven Cleaners
- Plant Foods
- Fertilizers & Insecticides
- Furniture Polish
- Toilet Bowl Cleaners
- Tub, Tile & Bathroom Cleaners
- Drain cleaners
- Strong Dyes
No flooring lasts forever
, but by following the maintenance tips outlined on this page, you'll extend the life & beauty of your carpet. Please contact your sales associate for additional carpet care information.