Selecting the Right Carpet for Your Floors
Our flooring consultants can help you choose the right colour and texture to suite your home, rental property or commercial location.
Do you have an older home or uneven floors? Thick and/or fuzzy fiber textures will be more easily hide imperfections in the sub-floor and seam together well. Under padding is important and there are many types of under cushion for carpets but the cushion needs to be suitable for the type of carpet selected.
Tips For Caring For Your Carpets In Kelowna
You can ensure that your carpets age with grace by keeping them looking as good as new by following the following carpet care tips.
- Regular Vacuuming
Regular vacuuming is a great way to keep your carpets always looking great since it gets rid of the dirt in the carpet fibers. When dust and dirt is left in the carpet and people walk on it, the carpet fibers can be damaged. Vacuuming helps to get rid of the damaging particles thus prolonging the carpet’s life.
- Don’t Use Carpet Powders
Carpet powders are a popular way to get rid of odors in carpets. However, the powders can leave traces of powder residue in the carpet especially when overused. The residue may not be visible until the carpet is shampooed or steam cleaned. It appears as a white film on top of the carpet. We suggest not to use powders at all.
- Regular Professional Carpet Cleaning
Some people prefer waiting to have their carpets professionally cleaned until the dirt has become visible. However, waiting until dirt becomes visible is the worst approach to carpet care. Manufacturers actually recommend professional steam cleaning for carpets every 18 months even when the dirt is not visible. Regular professional carpet cleaning helps to keep your carpet in top condition and helps them last longer.
If you would like for your carpets to last longer and maintain their beauty for longer, you should consider following the 3 tips discussed here. Give your carpets the care they deserve and they will reward you with many years of comfort, softness, and beauty.
- Many carpet fibers are now made with the CRI approval and have low VOC
- Carpet underlay is also regulated for VOC and is much lower than several years ago.
- There are many opportunities for new carpet that meet a wide spectrum of use and durability.
- Wool carpet is an excellent choice for homeowners who suffer with allergies.