Everyone knows that changing your oil, rotating your tires, and installing new brake pads are routine maintenance items that will keep your car performing at a high level. Well, the same can be said about caring for your new floor. There are routines and best practices to maintain your floor’s durability and longevity. Below are just a few tips that the manufacturers recommend in caring for your new flooring purchase.
Keeping Your Carpet Looking Great
- Get quality walk-off mats. The best way to remove dirt is to stop it from entering. Up to 98% of soil can be captured with a properly sized foot mat positioned by an entrance. These strategically placed walk-off mats will add years to the life of your flooring.
- Vacuum your carpet. Vacuum regularly and more frequently in high traffic areas. You also need to be sure to vacuum your walk-off mats.
- Don’t let spots or spills linger. Clean spots and spills quickly with products that do not damage the carpet or cause it to re-soil quicker.
- Professionally deep clean. Cleaning your carpets every 12 to 18 months by a profeessional to remove embedded dirt and grime. Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) cleaners are recommended and sometimes required by the manufacturer.