Carpet is a favorite flooring choice for any home. Having comfy, plush carpet is a great way to add warmth and coziness to your rooms. Unfortunately though, carpeting is one of the least durable and easiest to damage flooring options. But just because they aren’t the most durable, doesn’t mean that you can’t have comfy carpets in your home. Use these tips from Floor Coverings International of White Bear Lake to keep your carpets in tiptop shape!
One of the main problems with plush carpets is that heavy furniture weighs down on it, crushing the carpet into the nap and flattening it. Nothing ruins a good carpet faster than crushed pile. In fact, ‘crush resistance’ is an important factor that carpet manufacturers take into account when making carpeting. But you can do your part as well, by rotating your furniture regularly. Moving and rearranging your furniture can be a hassle, but it could add years to the life of your carpet, by preventing crushing. It’s also a great way to give your room a quick facelift and liven it up. Rotate your furniture every year or so and your carpets will stay pleasantly plush!
Padding is Important
While carpet padding may not be your first consideration when selecting a new carpet, choosing a good, dense carpet pad can really impact the lifespan of your carpets. Thin, firm carpet pads are best for preventing dents in your carpet, although you’ll have better noise insulation with thicker carpet pad, which will also feel softer underfoot. But thin dense carpet pad will stand up to the weight of heavy furniture the best.
Coasters Save Carpets
Furniture coasters are nifty little inventions that help to disperse the weight of heavy furniture to make it so that they are less likely to create dents in your carpet. These little discs go under the legs of tables and chairs so that they don’t push so directly into the pile of the carpet. Using furniture coasters will also make it so that you don’t have to rotate your furniture as frequently.
To learn more about carpet care, or to find out more about the carpeting options available from Floor Coverings International, give us a call today!