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Carpet is one of America’s most popular floor covering choices. It’s warm, cozy, and inviting, but it’s also easily stained and damaged. As the holiday season approaches and you prepare your home for family and friends, it’s important that you know how to take care of your carpets so that they make it through the holidays. Here are some helpful tips for keeping your carpet looking and feeling like new during the holiday season.
Stop Dirt at the Door
The first step to maintaining your carpet floors during the holidays is to prevent your guests from bringing dirt and mud into your home. To do this, place walk-off mats at each entrance to your home. Investing in a few of these mats can prevent a lot of dirt and grime from being tracked across your beautiful carpet. You may even want to ask your guests to remove their shoes entirely.
Protect High-Traffic Areas
To keep your carpet soft and cozy, protect high-traffic areas with running mats (think red carpet, but for your hallways, entry ways, and living room). These protective mats will keep the carpet underfoot from becoming flat, so be sure to lay a few out before all of your guests arrive this holiday season.
Treat Stains Immediately
With so many guests in your home, a spill is bound to happen. When food or drink spills on your carpet, treat the resulting stain immediately. The longer you wait to treat a stain, the more time it has to set and the harder it will be to remove. Keep a spray bottle mixture of hand dishwashing soap, white wine vinegar, and water on hand to quickly treat any stains that occur.
If the holidays take a toll on your carpets, visit Carpet Den Interior in Franklin, TN. Locally owned and operated for over 30 years, Carpet Den Interiors is proud to be one of the leading carpet companies in the area. We can even provide you with beautiful new carpet before the holidays roll around. Visit our website to browse our selection of carpet flooring, or call us at (615) 656-7662 if you have any questions.
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Laminate flooring is a manufactured product that simulates the look of hardwood, ceramic tile, natural stone, and many other types of flooring. Laminate floors are remarkably tough and resilient, but time will eventually take its course. Durable and long lasting, laminate floors will eventually start to show the effects of stains, spills, and traffic. The good news is that you can extend the life of your laminate floors with proper maintenance and upkeep. Read on for some tips on caring for laminate flooring.
Take on Dirt and Grit
Laminate floors can dull when dirt and grit act as abrasives on its surface. The first step to maintaining your laminate floors is to sweep, dust mop, or vacuum regularly to remove loose dirt and grit. An occasional damp mopping is also suggested to keep your laminate floors clean. To prevent guests from bringing dirt and debris into your home, place doormats or walk-off mats at each entryway or ask that guests remove their shoes before walking on your laminate floors.
Laminate floors are very durably, but they aren’t indestructible. To prevent unsightly dinks and scratches, place floor protectors on the bottom of your furniture. And whenever you need to rearrange heavy furniture, remember to lift the furniture instead of dragging or pulling it. You should also ask your guests not to wear stiletto heels on your laminate floors.
Avoid Chemical Cleaners
Spot cleaning can keep your laminate floors looking like new for a long time. However, one of the fastest ways to destroy laminate flooring is by using soap-based detergents or “mop-and-shine” products. These abrasive, chemical-based cleaners can cause your laminate floors to lose their original shine and luster.
Laminate floors last a long time, but they don’t last forever. If it’s time to replace your laminate floors, visit Carpet Den Interior of Franklin, TN. As one of the largest flooring companies in the area, we have a huge selection of laminate floors to choose from. You can browse all of our flooring products online. If you have any questions, call us at (615) 656-7662.
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No holiday get-together is complete without tables of food and drink. Unfortunately, this also means that no holiday get-together is complete with a stain or two. To keep your floors looking great over the holidays, prepare a stain removal kit and have some clean towels ready to go. In this short video clip, Carley Roney, editor-in-chief of The Nest, offers advice on how to get stains of our carpets so they don’t ruin your holiday spirit.
When the last guest leaves and the leftovers are all gone, have a good look at your floors. If they need to be replaced, Carpet Den Interiors of Franklin, TN is your source for new flooring. We carry a wide selection of flooring products, including carpet, hardwood, laminate, vinyl, and more. Visit our website to learn all about our flooring selections, or call us at (615) 656-7662 to speak with one of our friendly flooring experts.
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Used in conjunction with green flooring, green maintenance products and living habits can greatly reduce your carbon footprint and improve the air quality inside of your home. Homemade cleaners, for example—such as vinegar and baking soda—are a safe and environmentally-friendly alternative to harsh chemical products. You can also reduce your home’s energy consumption by making sure that your doors are properly spaced from the floor. If you are having your flooring replaced, your installer can check your doors to make sure that air is not escaping through the cracks.
Carpet Den Interiors is committed to helping you live comfortably. In addition to providing advice and resources on our website, we offer a large selection of green flooring products such as cork, bamboo, hardwood, and natural stone. Call our flooring store in Franklin at (615) 656-7662 or contact us online if you have any questions.