Having spent a substantial sum on new carpet and fitting, you’ll want to keep it looking good for as long as possible. Here are a few tips on caring for your carpet.
Vacuuming and shampooing
Newly-laid carpets sometimes develop what appear to be patches, which happens after the tufts have been compressed in different directions. As soon as the carpet is vacuumed, the tufts will return to their upright position, so we recommend that you vacuum your new carpet as soon as it's laid.
Regular vacuuming is good for your carpet. It removes dirt and grit that collect at the base of the tufts, and once removed, the tufts can stay upright and keep the colour rich and bright. Upright and cylinder cleaners can work equally well, but take a look at our Vacuum Cleaner buying guide to see which cleaner best suits your needs.
Loop pile carpets should be vacuumed using the suction head only, as beater brushes and heads can cause a felted look.
How regularly you clean your carpet of course depends on the amount of wear it gets. We recommend getting the professionals in, but if you'd prefer to do it yourself, we sell steam and carpet cleaners.