Aurora CarpetPeople love high-pile carpeting due to its softer feel and lush, inviting look. But high-pile carpeting can also be problematic. For starters, it has a tendency to become more easily matted and worn in high traffic areas. What’s more, is that routine vacuuming can actually contribute to the problem if you’re not using the right type of device. In order to ensure that you remain happy with your high-pile carpet, the experts at Floor Coverings International of Aurora, ON compiled this list of maintenance and care tips to ensure that it stays looking great for many years.

How to Maintain High-Pile Carpeting

Vacuum Right: Vacuuming is important for keeping dirt and debris from embedding itself in any carpet. But when it comes to high-pile carpeting, using the wrong vacuum can actually do more harm than good to the look and feel of your carpet. Many upright vacuums, for instance, utilize rollers which can impact the texture of your carpeting. That’s why you should be using a straight air appliance type vacuum on high-pile carpet, which doesn’t utilize brush rolls and therefore shouldn’t negatively impact the carpet texture when used.

Rake the Carpet: Yes, you read that right. Raking the carpet can help prevent matting and also allow the carpet to maintain its soft, lush texture. However, you shouldn’t be using a garden rake, but rather a specialty carpet rake. It’s recommended that you rake the carpet either before or after vacuuming.

Have it Professionally Cleaned: While you should be caring for the carpet by vacuuming weekly and raking the carpet (if necessary), don’t underestimate the value of having your carpets professionally deep cleaned at least once per year. There are many reasons to do this. First and foremost, no matter how often you vacuum, dirt and debris are still going to get into the carpet and eventually embed itself into it. A deep cleaning, however, can remove the dirt, bacteria, allergens, and other debris that embeds into the carpet, improving indoor air quality as well as the cleanliness of your carpet. A professional deep cleaning can also restore a carpet to a certain extent, in that areas that have become matted from heavy foot traffic can become rejuvenated to look like new. This is especially important with high-pile carpeting.

Lots of people purchase high-pile carpeting because they love the look and feel. At the same time, many people are disappointed with it after a few years because it shows signs of matting and premature texture alteration. Often times, this is because consumers don’t know how to properly care for it. This is where we come in! The experts at Floor Coverings International of Aurora, ON will work with you to select the best carpet for your home and even teach you how to care for it. Give us a call today to schedule your free in-home consultation. We proudly serve the greater Aurora, Newmarket, Richmond Hill areas.

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