Depending on your floor type, there are different ways to maintain and clean floor covering materials. This is due to the components of the materials used in manufacturing which makes every floor type unique with unique maintenance methods.
In this article, you will learn the basics of caring and maintaining for your carpets to extend their longevity.
But do you know that besides carpets, there are many other floors covering types? Let’s get into them for a sec.
Types of Floor Covering
Here is some popular floor covering types:
Hardwood floors are a popular flooring choice where the major flooring material is hardwood. There are two types of hardwood flooring: solid hardwood made from one wood piece throughout and engineered hardwood, which combines a natural piece of wood as the top layer, and manmade plywood as the base.
Vinyl flooring can either be in sheets, planks, or tiles. It is a plastic combination of several materials layers brought together to produce a high-quality flooring type which in most cases gives the feel and looks like other flooring options like hardwood and ceramic tiles.
Popular tile floors come in ceramic or porcelain. They are usually used for countertops, bathroom walls and floors, and also regular home flooring. They can also be made using natural stone materials like granite, marbles, terrazzo, and the likes.
Laminate is the go-to choice for homeowners who want to imitate hardwood or stone flooring but do not want to deal with the hassle of fixing the actual flooring types. It is a synthetic, cheaper alternative to wood floors and a great DIY floor type.
Arguably the easiest and cheapest floor covers, carpets are stylish, durable, and cost-effective. They come in different colors, designs, and materials. They are used to cover entire floors, unlike rugs that are generally for certain floor portions.
Although different in aesthetics, cost, elements, and whatnot, they are all great options when installed right by flooring professionals like Floormod. Now that you know and can differentiate the various floor types let’s get right into the order of the day – carpets!
Tips for maintaining and caring for your carpet
- Vacuum regularly
Just like every other flooring, vacuum your carpets regularly to avoid debris, dust, and grime buildup. This is so especially in high traffic areas and if you often wear footwear on your carpet.
- Steam cleaning
Steam cleaning is a more thorough and professional way of cleaning and washing your carpets. For carpet maintenance, you should steam clean once or twice a year to keep, especially for revelation and revamping, which can only be done by professional flooring maintaining agents like Floormod.
- No sharp-ended furniture
Avoid wearing and tearing your carpets by not placing sharp-ended furniture on them. If you must place furniture on your carpet, ensure they have blunt ends and will not pull at or pierce through the carpets, causing damage.
- Use area rugs in high traffic areas
Another way to care for your carpet is by using area rugs and doormats at high-traffic areas within your home. Simply place the extra coverage on the carpets in this area to minimize direct contact with the carpets, which can cause them to wear quickly.
Neat carpets say a lot about your hygiene. Keeping your space clean and tidy includes caring for your floors also. With these tips, you are sure to have clean and long-lasting carpets worth the cost.