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How You Can Enhance Your Carpet’s Appearance Retention

Have you noticed your carpet looking worn down and tired over time? This is bound to happen with any industrial or residential carpet, but there are a few tricks that you can use to help appearance retention. You’ll be able to accomplish these small tasks in no time, and they’ll leave your carpet looking better for longer.

How to Improve Your Carpet

Where to Start

It’s important to remember that you need to vacuum whether or not you “see” problem areas. You want to proactively care for your carpet instead of having to attempt to fix problems that might be beyond repair in the future. Try vacuuming at least once a week or more. Not only will this keep your carpet looking clean and healthy, but it will also help the fibers retain their strength. Commercial carpet, typically used in offices, is more likely to need consistent care because the fibers, which are already tightly bound, will experience more foot traffic.

Vacuuming gets rid of the general debris, hairs, and dirt. On a day-to-day basis, debris doesn’t overwhelmingly affect your carpet; however, over time, this build up can require a lot more TLC than a quick vacuum. Your vacuum will also naturally fluff up deflated carpet fibers to bring life back into your carpet and emphasize the cushion flooring in your fibers. This will help determine what tough spots might need extra care from furniture, high foot traffic, etc.

Easy Practices to Adopt

It’s good to remember that if you start small, you’re saving yourself time and hassle in the long run! Consider moving furniture regularly. This doesn’t have to be drastic rearranging; instead, it’s simple inch by inch movements to save carpet fibers in a target area. This prevents the flattening and breaking down of fibers in a specific square or circle, depending on the shape of the furniture leg, over time. You’ll be giving these carpet fibers a chance to breathe and come back to life, even if it doesn’t seem like you’re doing much!

You can also try placing rugs in high-traffic areas of your home, such as entryways and hallways. By laying down rugs, you’re keeping the carpet underneath from directly absorbing the impact of footsteps. This will maintain the condition of your carpet for much longer.

Cleaning Your Carpet

You’ll still have to give your carpet a deep clean from time to time. Steam cleaning is a great option because it uses high-pressured water and heat to remove deep-rooted build up and restore carpet fibers to their former glory. This is a great approach to an entire room or household of carpet, and you only need to do it a few times per year.

All of these options can be adapted to best suit the needs of your home or office. For long-term solutions, you can consider investing in a high-quality carpet that doesn’t wear down as easily. This affects the labor required to care for your carpet on a weekly basis and could be worth the investment!

For more tips and insights, talk to a flooring expert at Ozburn-Hessey Company today. Flooring company professionals have all the answers you need, so don’t hesitate to reach out!

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