Carpet tiles are becoming an increasingly popular choice in homes across the country. They provide the warmth and comfort usually associated with carpets. However, they are considerably cheaper and easy to lay, while being durable and resistant enough to withstand the harshest of environments.
However, to ensure the carpet tiles stay looking good and last for a long period of time, you’ll need to look after them properly. This starts by ensuring you invest in premium carpet tiles. They will be built to last.
You’ll then need to undertake the following maintenance steps to help the carpet tiles last as long as you want, or need, them too.
The first step is to remove the debris from the floor. Small particles in the carpet will attach themselves to your feet as you walk around. This will create friction which will damage the piles of the carpet tile. The result is premature wearing and flat shops.
Removing your shoes can help but the best cure is to vacuum the carpet tiles regularly. Providing you use a tile brush attachment will lift the debris without damaging the fibers of the carpet tile.
The next step is to agitate the carpet tiles. Talking to them won’t agitate them. You’ll need to use half a cup of vinegar in a large bowl of water. You can then dab this mixture into your carpet tiles using a damp cloth.
This action and the reaction of the vinegar will help the debris to loosen its grip on the carpet tiles, allowing you to vacuum the debris and leave the carpet tile looking like new.
You should also consider how often certain passages are used. The heavy the traffic flow the more likely it is that the fibers will be compacted and damaged. To avoid this place mats on the floor to protect the main walkways. You can also insist people remove shoes as this will reduce the capability to cause damage.
Dealing With Stains
Alongside cleaning the carpet effectively you should be aware that accidents will happen. The most common issue for carpet tiles is spills, these can cause stains to appear, ultimately leaving only one option, the replacement of the carpet tile.
However, if you deal with a stain quickly you’ll find it can be eliminated, protecting the look and feel of your carpet tile. The best way to eliminate any stain is to dab the area immediately. This will allow you to soak up the spill without damaging the carpet piles or the surrounding area.
You’ll then need to use a dedicated stain removal product to eliminate the mark. It’s important to follow the instructions on the product you’ve chosen. You should always test the product in an inconspicuous area first.
You can speed up the drying process of the stained area with a hairdryer on a cool setting.
Don’t forget that using a manufacturer recommended shampoo regularly is also a good idea.