Carpeting is a great choice, but it has a bad reputation.

If you’re in the market for new floors in your home, carpeting is a great option. Carpets are unmatched in terms of comfort, they come in every style and color imaginable, and they keep your home quieter and more comfortable than hard flooring options. However, carpets have a bad reputation for being hard to maintain, and since no one wants to replace their flooring earlier than they have to, many people choose to forego carpet. But, there’s good news! With the right care and maintenance, you can make your carpet last. Here are a few tips for long-lasting carpeting in your home:

#1. Stick with a no-shoes policy in your home.

While there are many things you can do to clean your carpet, it’s much easier — and better for your carpet — to prevent as much dirt, grime and other debris from coming into contact with it as possible. When you wear your shoes inside, a lot of debris come with them — including fecal matter that gets picked up in public restrooms. Taking off your shoes before coming in is the best way to keep it all out of your home and your carpet.

#2. Invest in a good vacuum cleaner.

When it comes to your vacuum cleaner, you should never cheap out. Cheap vacuum cleaners won’t pick up dirt, hair and other debris as effectively. If you have a large area to vacuum, you’ll get better results if you spend a little more on a higher quality vacuum. Be sure to take into account any special needs you may have, like if you have a pet. It’s also important to ensure that you properly maintain your vacuum cleaner to keep it working as effectively as possible.

No matter what kind of vacuum cleaner you have, it’s important to ensure that it’s on the right height setting for your carpet. To do this, raise the vacuum to the highest possible setting, and then lower it until you feel your cleaner tugging itself forward.

#3. Vacuum on a regular basis.

Vacuuming frequently is the best thing you can do to make your carpeting last as long as possible. If there are no pets or children in your home, about once a week is ideal. If you have just kids or just pets, two the three times a week should do the trick, but if you have both pets and kids, shoot for three to four times per week. High-traffic areas, like entryways and hallways, should be vacuumed more frequently.

#4. Get your carpet professionally cleaned.

Once per year, it’s important to have your carpet cleaned by a professional. Professional carpet cleaners have much more powerful equipment and are able to get out stains, odors and other unpleasant things more effectively.

For your carpet installation needs in Loveland, choose Mountain Valley Floors.

Now that you know how to make your carpeting last, are you interested in experiencing the many benefits of carpet in your home? If so, turn to the experts at Mountain Valley Floors. Get started today by scheduling your free on-site or in-store design consultation today.