Keeping carpets clean is not an easy feat. A carpet’s purpose is to be walked on. Carpeting will quickly gather dirt and dust if walked on with or without shoes. When choosing the carpeting that is right for your home, there are several factors to consider that will keep your carpet cleaning to a minimum.
What to Look for When Selecting Carpeting
- Type of carpet material. Carpeting and rugs can come in a variety of different materials from wool to nylon and everything in between. Carpet type can plan a big role in how easy it is to clean. Nylon is the most durable solution and easiest to clean. Polypropylene and polyester fibers will not conceal stains as well or last as long. Wool fibers are easily cleaned, but a more expensive choice.
- Texture needs to be considered when choosing carpeting. Berber and other textured carpets will show less dirt, but higher traffic areas will cause dirt to collect in the lower parts of the pattern.
- Consider you own personal household when selecting carpeting. Do you have children and pets? If so, many people consider Berber and nylon as the best combination to keep carpets clean and stain free.
When to Bring in a Professional
While vacuuming and steam cleaning on your own is a great way to work between professional cleanings, using a cleaning service is the best way to keep dirt at bay. At Rytech, we’ve been keeping the carpets of Southwest Louisiana homes clean for years, using high tech cleaning supplies to get the job done.