Even though there has been an increase of people deciding to purchase wooden flooring or laminate flooring for their homes, there is still a large selection who prefer carpets. However, keeping carpets looking fresh and clean for many years can often be a bit more difficult than a wooden floor. This article will outline a number of tips that will help your carpet looking clean and fresh for many years to come!

1) Vaccum your carpets regularly

Often people will only vacuum their carpet once every few weeks, this allows dirt to build up and be trodden into the carpet fibres. By vacuuming your carpet on a regular basis will help to remove any dirt, allergens and also reduce the dullness of your carpet. By doing this one simple tip, your carpet will look fantastic for many years to come.

2) Choose your colour and texture carefully

This is one of the most important things that you should consider when purchasing a carpet. If you have pets or children, it is advised that you go for a darker coloured carpet. This helps hide any dirt or stains that might appear over time. Additionally choosing a rougher textured carpet, will make it much easier to clean up stains and spillages. Berber carpets and other textured carpets make a real difference when you are trying to hide stains.

3) Regularly shampoo your carpets

Try to shampoo your carpet at least once every year. This will give the carpet a deep clean, getting rid of any deep stains or dirt that a normal vacuum will not remove. Additionally it will make your carpet appear much brighter than it used to, as well as smelling and feeling fresh. A top tip when you shampoo your carpets it to rub an ice cube on any indentations on your carpets caused by furniture to help lift the fabric back up.

4) Ask guests to remove there shoes

This is probably the most simplest way to keep your carpets looking fresh and clean. By simply asking friends and family to remove their shoes will help prevent any unwanted dirt being brought in from the outside. We also recommend that you have a small inside doormat to allow your guests to remove their shoes on.

5) Rotate furniture

Our final tip is to rotate your furniture on a regular basis (if possible). This will allow all areas of the carpet to be used equally, helping to reduce the footfall area. This avoids dodgy patches of un-worn carpets which have been covered up by furniture.

Author Bio: This blog post was written by Jasper Conram on behalf of Flooring4UK who specialise in carpets leeds.