As many people know, there are many different types of flooring to choose from when you are designing a room in an office, home, or other type of building. There is everything from hardwood floorboards made from the rarest trees to simple vinyl flooring that can mimic wood panelling. There are concrete floors, resin floors, and even carpeted floors. Each type of floor has its advantages over another type of flooring, making it more suitable to a specific environment than another. For example, you wouldn’t put concrete flooring in a bedroom and you wouldn’t put carpet flooring in an industrial production plant.

Out of all the different types of floors to choose from, the floor that tends to need the most upkeep is going to be the carpeted floor by far. Each little fibre on these carpet floors has the potential to pick up dust, grime, dirt, and other particles, staining the carpet and making it have a dirty appearance. This is especially the case when it comes to lighter coloured carpets, as dirt will show up more easily against the lighter fibres. Thankfully, there are a few different ways that you can maintain carpets and make sure that they keep their lighter colours.

Regular Maintenance

Carpets are high-maintenance floors. They need regular vacuuming and semi-regular professional cleaning for them to keep their appearances up. This is one of the reasons why there are plenty of companies that offer carpet cleaning services in Adelaide, so that you do not have to concern yourself with trying to keep your carpet’s appearance perfect. For the most part, carpet maintenance involves vacuuming the carpet on a regular basis. This is the most efficient way of getting crumbs, dirt, and hair out of the carpet. As a general rule of thumb, people recommend vacuuming up carpets on a weekly basis and more often if there is heavy foot traffic or if there are animals that frequent the carpeted area. In an office environment, there may not be any animals, but there is bound to be heavy foot traffic. A regular vacuuming session should be a routine part of office cleaning in Adelaide, especially if the carpet in question is a brighter colour.

Removing stains immediately

In the event that there are stains on the carpet, you will want to make sure that you have both a steam cleaner and standard stain remover that are both easily accessible. The faster a stain is cleaned up, the less time it has to set into the fibres of the carpet, permanently discolouring it. Stain removal supplies will include standard stain removers, paper towels (or clean rags), dish soap, and a steam cleaner.

Correct placement of light carpets

Light carpets are going to need a little bit of extra help when it comes to staying clean, as dirt shows up far more easily on these carpets than just about any other. For one, before the installation, you should try and only keep lighter carpets in areas where there is light foot traffic, although this may not always be possible. You should also make sure that there are plenty of opportunities for employees and customers alike to clean off their shoes before entering the areas with light carpets. These include boot scrapers and coarse doormats.

Carpets may be high maintenance floors, but light-coloured carpets are even more high maintenance than normal. Keeping them clean involves daily vacuuming, easy access to stain removers, and a professional carpet cleaner in Adelaide that you can call when there is a spill that isn’t easy to remove.

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