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Flooring Fundamentals

Preventative Maintenance

Preventative Maintenance
Easy, proactive steps 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 or oil that might otherwise be tracked into the home. Clean mats on a regular basis so they don't become sources of soil themselves.

Use quality carpet cushion

A good carpet cushion, or pad, not only gives better resilience and comfort underfoot, it can extend the life of your carpet - especially on stairs.

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Occasionally move heavy furniture

Moving your furniture on occasion refreshes the feel of your room and helps avoid excessive pile crushing. 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.

Clean your area rugs

If you use area rugs on your carpet, be sure to clean them regularly, and make sure you clean and restore the pile of the carpet underneath as well. After cleaning your carpet, allow it to dry completely before replacing rugs.

Reduce periods of direct sunlight

Protect your carpet from prolonged periods of direct sunlight with blinds, shades or awnings.

Use Shaw Floors Carpet Cleaner

Our specially formulated Carpet Cleaner is ideal for stain and spot removal to keep your floors looking great. Each bottle purchase also donates $0.25 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Clean never felt so good.

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