How to avoid common carpet problems.

One of the best ways of renewing a room is new carpet. New colours, new styles … new carpet just gives a fresh, new feeling to a room that might have previous felt dull and lifeless.

However, putting down new carpet every time we feel a little bored with the current look of our room is neither practical nor financial feasible. So, eventually, the carpet is going to age and grow old.

Over the years, carpet gets battle scars, the effects of being used, being walked on, having furniture on it, becoming dirty. But there are ways of mitigating those signs of aging, not only during the life of the carpet, but even before you have bought that carpet.

How to combat loss of carpet pile thickness?

Carpets are made to be used. People walk over them to get from one place to the next, and over time this causes wear and tear on the carpets. The more foot traffic a carpet receives the worse the wear and tear becomes.

Carpet pile refers to how long and thick the fibres in your carpets are. Some carpets have long fibres, others, naturally, have shorter fibres.  Over time, due to heavy foot traffic, the carpet fibres begin to loose their thickness. Vacuuming it often, at least twice a week, helps combat this if you are already beginning to experience this problem, as does having a regularly scheduled appointment with a professional carpet cleaner in Townsville.

But you can also be pre-emptive with combatting this problem. Before buying a carpet, talk to the carpet salesman about where the carpet will go, and the levels of traffic the carpet will experience. If you have pets and lots of kids, this needs to also come under the consideration of which type of carpet you should place in any particular room.

How to combat indications of carpet wear?

When a carpet wears thin, usually this means a loss of the carpet’s pile fibre and weight. This is often caused by the underlay beneath the carpet. Without the underlay, walking on your carpet would feel like you are simply walking on fluffy concrete. It’s the underlay that gives your carpet it’s bounce, it’s the underlay that cushions your feet and makes it feel nice to walk on. If the underlay is incorrect and not providing these benefits, your carpets will begin wear out quicker.

Unfortunately, this problem mostly needs to be pre-empted. Before buying the carpet, ensure you are buying the right underlay. Consider a noise dampening underlay for second or above story carpets, as this will dampen the footfalls of those areas.

However, if this is a problem you are currently experiencing with your carpets, you just might have to disguise the problem with some large colourful rugs. Or, rip up the carpet and start again, only this time with a better underlay choice.

How to combat furniture indentations?

The wight of furniture causes indentations in the carpet. We all know that. Anyone who has ever moved house and looked back on their rooms with the furniture gone can almost imagine a map of their room based on the furniture indentations left behind. To combat this problem, you might have to foresee it first, and talk with your carpet salesman about using the best type of carpets to combat furniture indentations.

Once you have carpet though, moving the furniture around helps spread out the indentations, making them less obvious. Or, not moving them at all will at least lessen the number of indentations, even if it increases the severity of each individual indentation. Or once again, use can use the trusty rug to help disguise the indentations.