Check out these easy, proactive steps that will keep your carpet looking good over time.

Don't track dirt inside  Placing walk-off mats outside all entrances will help absorb soil and moisture and trap excessive dirt, sand, grit, oil, asphalt, or driveway sealer that might otherwise be tracked into the home. Clean mats on a regular basis (or sooner, when they need it) so they don't become sources of soil themselves.

Use a quality pad  A good carpet pad not only gives better resilience and comfort underfoot, it can extend the life of your carpet, especially on stairs. Because some carpets carry warranties with specific density and thickness requirements, be sure and review your warranty before purchasing your pad. Explore varieties of carpet pad.

Occasionally move heavy furniture  Moving your furniture on occasion won't just renew the feel of your room, it will also help avoid excessive pile crushing. Also consider using carpet protectors under the legs of tables, chairs, and other furniture to help distribute the weight. Damage can occur if you use chairs or appliances with rollers or casters without a chair pad designed specifically for carpet.

Protect carpet when moving furniture  When moving heavy wheeled furniture (pianos, buffets, etc.), prevent damage by placing a protective barrier of heavy cardboard or plywood between the wheels and the carpet.

Vacuum Regularly  The best way to ensure long lasting beauty, comfort and durability in your carpet is to vacuum it regularly as it prevents soil from becoming embedded in the carpet’s pile. Depending on the type of carpet, you will want to use a vacuum with a rotating brush, a beater or suction only. If you have a shag carpet, use a suction only vacuum cleaner with no beater bar.

Professional Cleaning  Consider professional cleaning every 12-18 months. Most carpet warranties require it.

Seams  While FloorQuest makes every effort to produce good tight seams that are structurally sound, we cannot guaranty that they will be invisible.

Clean Spills Immediately  Look to manufacturers recommendations depending upon the type of spill. Remove excess liquid by blotting with a clean white towel. Remove solids with a spoon.

Now during the month of June, all Mohawk SmartStrand Silk capet is on sale at FloorQuest, Your Flooring and Cabinetry Desitnation. 

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