Winter is an abysmal time of year for carpets in a home. Between the snow and slush that gets tracked over carpets, to the grit and dirty that eventually become lodged in the fibers after snow melts, your carpet is going to be worse for the wear after winter has come and gone. For these reasons, many people choose the spring to replace their carpets.
While it can be said that all of the seasons present issues for carpeting, winter is by far the most detrimental and having your carpet replaced after the cold weather, snow and ice has subsided can put your home in great shape to handle the upcoming spring and summer months. Take a look at a few ways to get the best carpeting in Mountain Grove and how to protect it after you’ve installed it in your home:
Consider heavy traffic areas: The heavy traffic areas of your home are the places where people will most frequently walk. Usually, this consists of hallways, living rooms and bedrooms, with secondary areas being carpeted bathrooms, kitchens and other areas. If possible, install resilient carpeting in these areas or darker colored carpeting in Mountain Grove. Resilient carpet options and darker colors will better absorb the abuse of high traffic areas and can help you maintain a great-looking area, even after years of wear and tear.
Use rugs and mats: One of the simplest ways to protect your carpeting in Mountain Grove is to cover it seasonally with mats or rugs. For example, in wintertime when people track snow in from outside, consider putting a rug over the carpeting by your front and back doors, to eliminate the amount of debris that actually gets onto your carpet. These rugs and mats can be cleaned in between seasonal use and will help take the brunt of the abuse so that your carpet is able to look better, for longer.
Vacuum daily: It may seem tedious, but vacuuming your carpets daily can have a tremendous effect on their appearance and longevity. Vacuuming will help to get out all of the debris that may become impacted in the carpet, giving you a fresh surface to walk on each day. Remember, however, vacuum with the right setting, otherwise you could find yourself abusing your carpets with an improper setting!
Buy reputable brands: Installing new carpeting is an investment and one that shouldn’t be undertaken lightly. Be sure to purchase quality carpet from a trusted name brand and know the proper way to care for and clean that style of carpeting. Buying cheap carpeting or knock-off brands will only leave you with buyer’s remorse!
For the best carpeting at the lowest prices, stop on by Crowley’s Homeworks! We’ll help you find the carpeting in Mountain Grove that fits your home and help you make a decision that you can be proud of, even in the middle of winter, when carpets are at the highest risk for degradation.