If you haven’t changed your carpet with hardwood or laminate floors like so many have done lately, you have to deal with stains. Moreover, rugs require more attention and maintenance than any other type of stories. This means you have to spare more time and invest more money. In most cases, if you damage your carpet, you’ll have to replace it, which will cost you a lot. Another benefit of hard flooring – it lasts longer, and if you somehow manage to ruin it, you’ll only have to replace the damaged area.
However, carpets still have a unique appeal and provide comfort and warmth. I understand why many people prefer them. So for those of you who prefer traditional carpeting, I’ll give you some useful tips.
1. Choose the right type of carpet. Ask the consultant in the store which one is more suitable for the area. There are specially designed carpets for all parts of the house. Some can withstand heavy traffic; other are tolerate to water, some have special coating protecting them from stains. Make your choice wisely, because that will determine the lifespan of your carpet.
2. Vacuum. The most important part of maintenance. Mats absorb a lot of dirt and grime. To prevent the development of dust mites, bacteria and dust build up you have to vacuum your carpet at least three times a week. I know it seems a lot, but trust me if you do that you won’t have to replace it soon.
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