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Simple Carpet Cleaning Tips for Your Home

By Michael Hilton

Not all carpet care tips require new chemicals, equipment, or professional service. The following tips can be beneficial for their minimal cost, application, and hassle involved.

Clean Your Carpet Piece by Piece

Installing carpet tiles can be a great way to plan ahead for cleaning challenges. Great for kids' rooms, contemporary living rooms, or bedrooms, carpet tiles can make tackling tough stains easy: simply switch out the tile and produce a brand new look at little or no cost.

Faux Can Be Fabulous

Many homeowners may overlook alternative carpeting, instead opting for the appearance and quality of a wool carpet. Depending on the style and function of a specific room, a synthetic or nylon carpet can be a great alternative where cleaning is concerned.

Children's playrooms, storage rooms, sewing rooms, and even guest rooms can be great spaces for synthetic carpet. It offers a few good selling points, including tending to be more resistant to moisture, dirt, and wear. It's also usually easier to clean, which can cut down on both your effort and those carpet cleaning bills.

Synthetic carpet may also help combat asthma as well, offering your home this added protection against pollutants.

Carpet Care: Don't Underestimate Doubling Up

Using walk-off mats or throw rugs in your home can help to greatly reduce the amount of tough stains that can accumulate at entrances or exits in carpeted rooms. Walk-off mats are available in a variety of styles and colors, and many come with a seal or protective coating, like Scotchguard or Fiberseal.

These mats can protect high-traffic areas of your carpet from moisture and dirt, and should be an efficient fix to a common carpet challenge.

Carpet Care: Leave Shoes at the Door

Although Asian cultures are the most common practitioners of this norm, there are many people around the world who enforce its practice. Leaving your shoes at the door can help prevent the need for carpet cleaning, as well as keep the dirt, pollutants, and toxins that shoes can carry far from your fibers.

Adopting a shoe-less culture in your home can also lend it a more relaxed feel. And as long as you are comfortable requesting that guests do the same, you can keep a lot of dirt and grime outdoors where it belongs.

From using carpet tiles to removing shoes at the door, there are numerous carpet cleaning tips and tricks you can use to reduce both the wear on your carpet and make carpet care and maintenance much simpler.

Sources

The Cooperator, Doing it Yourself, and When to Call a Professional by Stephanie Mannino

The Financial, EBRD: Weaving a magic carpet for Uzbekistan's private sector

Shoes Off at the Door, Please

About the Author
Michael Hilton was the original creator of Carpet Buyers Handbook. Having owned and operated a carpet wholesale company, Hilton has a vast knowledge about all-things carpet related as well as other types of flooring.

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