You just finished having gorgeous carpet installed throughout your home and as much as you love it, now you’re wondering what it will take to keep it looking that way over the course of many active years. Kids, pets and family gatherings, what can you do to preserve your carpet’s pristine appearance?

Rest assured, you should not stress about cleaning and caring for your carpet. Regular upkeep and maintenance will have your carpet looking fresh, while a plan of action for spills will give you peace of mind for when accidents do occur.

For valuable guidance in our mission to keep carpets beautiful, these tips from Celebrity Designer Chip Wade enumerates best practices for regular carpet care as well as an excellent procedure for when stains unfortunately strike:

Chip breaks down what is essentially an easy plan of action for maintaining a gorgeous soft surface despite a household full of activity:

“Carpet Cleaning and Care 101”

  1. Vacuuming regularly – First & most important step!
    1. For luxurious, high-pile carpet use a vacuum w/ adjustable height, efficient airflow, and large wheels
  1. Professional cleaning every 12 – 18 months
  1. Stains – Treat as soon as it happens or discovered
    1. Most effective removal = wet/dry vacuum w/ CRI-certified cleaning product
      1. Scrape up any food or solid material with a spoon or dull knife.
      2. Use vacuum attachment to vacuum as much of the stain as possible.
      3. Add water gently with a spray bottle as you go.
      4. Use a towel to absorb all moisture off the stained area.

Now you can exhale and mean it! Caring for your carpet is not a daunting task after all and you get to truly enjoy your luxurious, soft pile. There is even more great information on caring for soft carpet on the Mohawk Flooring website.

We want to hear from you! Do you have any additional ways to you keep the carpet in your home sparkling and spotless? Let us know in the comments!