Carpet Care & Maintenance

At Payless Design Flooring, we recommend frequent care and maintenance to keep your new carpet looking beautiful and feeling plush. We understand you don’t necessarily have a lot of time to invest in upkeep, but following some simple and easy care and maintenance tasks will ensure the longevity of your carpet.

Establishing a preventative maintenance routine is a great first step. Remove outdoor shoes before walking across your carpet so you don’t track dirt inside the house and use a good quality carpet pad for additional support. Create a care and maintenance routine that also works with your current cleaning schedule. For most of our products, daily to weekly vacuuming with a manufacturer’s approved appliance is really all you need to keep your carpets looking and feeling great. For vacuum cleaning tips for any of our Shaw Floors carpets, read more at Shawfloors.com.

 

Professional Cleaning:

We also suggest a professional cleaning or DIY shampoo routine throughout the year. Regardless of what kind of care and maintenance routine you establish for yourself, make sure you’re following the recommendations of your carpet manufacturer, to ensure maximum effectiveness and a beautiful end result.

Incorporate a deeper clean for your carpet into your spring-cleaning to remove any wintery residue, or at the first signs of autumn to prepare your home for each new season.

 

Stain Removal:

If you entertain a lot or have young children and pets, messes can fall onto your carpet over a period of time, no matter how hard you try to be careful. Many of our carpets are sold with stain resistant technology built into the fibers.

Your first inclination when it comes to common household stains like spilled milk, pet accidents or makeup stains, is to jump right in and clean up the mess. Before you tackle cleaning any spills, stains or soils on your new carpet, first establish whether it’s an oil-based stain or water-based stain, then consult with the manufacturer for any stain removal guidelines. Some messes will just wipe away with a cleaning cloth while others will require more comprehensive stain removal directions, so it is always best to consult with the manufacturer before treatment. If you have carpets manufactured by Shaw Floors, we recommend using the R2X Carpet Stain & Soil Remover.

 

Additional resources:

Looking for additional information about upkeep for your carpet? Bookmark this list of additional care and maintenance tips plus stain removal resources to help keep your carpets looking and feeling plush:

Preventative Maintenance: LEARN MORE

Carpet Cleaning Tips: LEARN MORE

Common Household Stains: LEARN MORE

Vacuum Guidelines: LEARN MORE

About Shaw R2X Technology: LEARN MORE