Carpet Maintenance Tips


1. It’s impossible to over-vacuum a carpet – regular vacuuming is the most important thing you can do to keep your carpet clean.
2. Blot or dab a spill. Try not to rub or over wet your carpet as this may cause the carpet to look fluffy and lighter in appearance.
3. When cleaning your carpet use a Woolsafe-approved shampoo solution, suitable for use on wool rich carpets, available from most supermarkets.

Colour selection

1. Choosing the colour scheme for your home is a very personal thing. Choose shades that you can live with, rather than something that’s in fashion.
2. Choose colours and patterns that suit the location and purpose of the room.
Swirling florals and toiles are perfect for creating a soothing, relaxing environment. Darker colours and all over pattern are great for areas next to the dirty or wet outdoors.
3. Proportion is very important. Apply a 60:30:10 rule. 60% in a dominant colour, 30% in a secondary tone and 10% in an accent shade.
4. Design from the floor up. Choosing your carpet first will enable you to tie your whole interior scheme together, whether in one living area or right throughout the home.

Health and safety

1. Wool is one of the most renewable materials around, making it more sustainable than synthetic alternatives.
2. A wool-rich carpet is naturally flame retardant.
3. Surveys have found that the indoor air quality in a carpeted room is far better than in a room with smooth floors, by trapping dust and allergens.
4. A cut pile carpet is less slippery than smooth flooring, ideal for hall, stairs and landings.


1. There is nothing more luxurious than the feeling of a wool-rich woven carpet underfoot as you step out of bed in the morning.
2. Carpet can be an invaluable source of sound insulation for apartment living. As well as muffling the sound of footsteps, it also helps to absorb general sources of noise.
3. A wool-rich carpet offers that extra bit of cosiness and warmth in the cooler months.

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Posted by Daniel1033Report
Hi Guys, I work for and from my experience, it's important to have your carpets professionally steam cleaned at least every 6 months to 12 months pending on how much they are getting used. You will definitely be surprised how much dirt and grease can be hidden away. #TIP - When speaking to the carpet cleaning company ask for a truck mounted carpet cleaning machine. These machines are far superior to that of the portable carpet cleaning machines, however, the reason portable machines are still used is due to accessibility problems. The truck-mounted machines generate much more heat and suction power.
Posted by lhaydenReport
Thank you for giving such a good tip,keep posting such posts it is helpful to us.