You may have noticed that as crude oil prices rise, so does the price for carpeting. That is because the manufacturing of carpeting depends on this valuable resource. Since carpeting is more of an investment today than in the past, it is even more important to understand the ways in which you can extend the life of your carpeting.
The first thing to consider is getting the best quality carpeting installed in the first place and choosing the right type for each room. Carpeting is rated based on what amount of traffic it can handle, so be sure to select high-traffic products for hallways and any room that will get a lot of use. You should also consider the stain resistance of the carpeting you choose, particularly for your children’s bedroom or playroom. Newer technology means you now have the option of getting carpeting for which the stain resistance has been manufactured right into the fibers, so it doesn’t wear off like those that are treated afterwards.
The biggest enemy to your carpeting is dirt, which is tracked into the house every day. Regular vacuuming and professional carpet cleaning are critical to extending the life of your carpeting. Walking on dirt in your carpet is detrimental to the fibers, as it breaks them down. Annual carpet cleaning is also required by most carpeting manufacturers to retain your warranty.
If you would like more information about carpeting, stop by our showroom. At Wright’s Carpet and Flooring, we offer many different carpeting solutions, and our experts will help you select the right type for your lifestyle and needs. We’ll also come to your home in Asheville, NC or surrounding areas. Check out our current specials! When it comes to floors, you’ve got Wright’s. Come see us up on the hill!