David Cormack, Marketing Director of Cormar Carpets shares with us his advice on how the right care and upkeep not only keeps your carpets looking their best but also extends their lifespan too.
When it comes to the flawless factor in carpets all you need is some TLC to keep carpets in tip top shape!
That’s the advice from Cormar Carpets who believe that a good cleaning routine and maintenance programme are key to unlocking the secrets of a good looking carpet.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions:
Is there a kind of carpet that won’t get as dirty?
If you’re looking for easy-to-care for carpets then choosing one that has easy clean properties is a must. Family friendly fibres like polypropylene are highly stain resistant and durable.
Cormar offers a range of easy clean carpets – Sensation Original and Feeling, Sensation Heathers, Sensation Twist, Apollo Plus, Primo Plus, Primo Excellence, Primo Choice and Primo Ultra – which are dirt and stain resistant, bleach cleanable with an easy care twist pile.
Perfect for young families, they come in a wide range of fashionable colours such as mauves (Primo Excellence Angelic Blush), greys (Sensation Twist Charcoal) and a core of popular neutrals (Primo Plus Putty and Sensation Heathers Sierra Stone). Prices start from £17 per sq m for Apollo Plus.
Look for carpets that have stain guarantees. Cormar’s Primo ranges all come with a free 10 year stain warranty.
Are light coloured carpets harder to keep clean?
There’s a common misconception that lighter coloured carpets are hard to keep clean. In fact you often find black carpets can show every little speck! However it’s advisable to avoid light coloured carpets next to external entrances.
How should I look after my new carpet?
Once a new carpet is in place, make sure the quality is upheld by undertaking a good maintenance programme – regularly vacuuming two or three times a week. The key to good carpet maintenance is to avoid particles of loose dirt and dust from working their way into the carpet pile where they will act abrasively on the fibres and discolour the carpet. Protect new carpet by installing brush or barrier matting to clear dirt, dust and grime from shoes before entering the home, even better – wear slippers in the house!
Do different styles of carpet need different types of vacuum cleaner?
Cut-pile carpets should be vacuumed with an upright cleaner with beater bar and brush as this helps to lift pile. With a loop pile, vacuum with a cylinder cleaner using the suction head only.
What’s the best way to mop up a spillage on a carpet?
Follow these general rules for dealing with spillages. For more persistent or unusual stains, contact a professional carpet cleaner.
- Spillages are more easily removed if tackled immediately, so act promptly and blot off all the liquid stain with dry kitchen roll or a clean dry white cloth. Semi solid substances should be removed with a plastic spatula.
- To clean off any remaining stain use a clean damp cloth soaked in warm water to blot the stain. Use a dabbing action with the cloth and then blot out the remaining liquid with dry kitchen towel.
- Do not rub the pile surface or over soak the stain.
- Always work from the outside of the stain inwards to minimise the stain spreading.
If you have children, pets or just extremely accident prone adults, when it comes to spillages and stains then get your retailer to point you to a carpet that is easy to clean.
Cormar Carpets are available nationwide – for cutting samples and stockist details, contact Cormar on 01204 881234 or visit www.cormarcarpets.co.uk Over one million customers choose Cormar Carpets every year.