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Choosing your perfect flooring isn't always easy...
That's why at Town Carpets we can offer you every type of flooring from almost every carpet manufacturer.
We also hold a vast stock of vinyl flooring, laminate and wood all at fantastic value and all professionally fitted for you.
Prevention Is Better Than Cure!
Unfortunately accidents will always happen, so these tips may help you should the worst happen:
The quicker you act, the better chance you have of removing any staining. Once a stain has dried it is much more difficult to remove.
Always remove outdoor footwear before entering carpeted areas of the house to avoid bringing dirt in.
Doormats and entrance mats will help to prevent soil build up around doorways. It will also reduce the amount of soil entering your home.
Vacuum regularly. This reduces the soil and dirt that builds up near doorways and the roots of the carpet.
Vacuum in several directions to help pick up all the dirt.
Adding a little baking soda to the bag in your vacuum helps to fight odours.
Get your carpets professionally cleaned once per year – this will help prolong the life of your carpet.
Carpet care tips
For liquid stains:
Carefully blot the stain from the outside working in towards the middle using an absorbent cloth, kitchen roll works well.
Remove as much of the spill as possible. Never rub the stain – this might spread the problem to a larger area and damage the carpet pile.
For bulky staining, such as food spills:
Scrape up the excess with a blunt knife or spatula, then blot.
Always start working from the outside edge of any stain and work your way inwards (whether it is a carpet stain, upholstery stain or fabric stain). This will help to prevent stains from spreading.
Before using any cleaning solution, test your carpet in an inconspicuous area to make sure the cleaner won't damage or discolour it.
Also read the instructions carefully to ensure the cleaner you have is appropriate for the type of stain.
Before using any cleaning solution, test your carpet in an inconspicuous area to make sure the cleaner won't damage or discolour it. Also read the instructions carefully to ensure the cleaner you have is appropriate for the type of stain. If in doubt call a professional carpet cleaner who will be able to advise you.
Stains that are not treated will often reappear at the surface of your carpet. You may have thought you've cleaned the stain, but soon after you'll see the same stain making it's way to the surface of your carpet. To prevent this, cover the stain with a thick cloth and weigh down with something heavy overnight, allowing the cloth to absorb the stain, then, clean as above.
Never use an iron or a hair dryer to dry a carpet stain; this will only seal the stain permanently.
Be Careful: For any cleaning solution, it is wise to test it in an unseen area of the carpet before using it to treat a stain. Carpets are made of various fibres and use different dyes and manufacturing techniques so there is no one thing that is completely safe for every type of carpet. Test potential cleaning methods on a spare carpet scrap or along the wall in a hidden area in case the carpet is discoloured by the treatment.
How to remove some common stains
Candle Wax: Press an ice cube against the wax stain. The wax will harden and can then be pulled or gently scraped off with a blunt ended knife
Chewing Gum: Chewing gum can be a sticky mess, so harden it by pressing an ice cube against the blob of gum. Once hardened, the gum can be removed with the aid of a blunt ended knife
Crayon: Scrape away excess crayon or remove it by placing a sheet of brown paper over the crayon stain and pressing it with a warm iron until the paper absorbs the melted crayon. Move the paper frequently so that it doesn't get oversaturated.
Beer, wine, coffee and tea
Blot and neutralize with a white vinegar solution, then work a small amount of a detergent solution into the spot (1/4 teaspoon detergent per 2 pints of water). Continue applying detergent and blotting until spot is completely removed.
Using a spray bottle, rinse with tap water and blot to remove excess moisture. Apply paper towels and weigh them down, allowing the spot to dry.
Blood, ketchup, cheese, chocolate, cola, cough syrup, mixed drinks, soft drinks, soy sauce, starch, toothpaste, white glue
First, note that all solutions for removing blood must be cool in temperature.
Blot and neutralize the spot with an ammonia solution, using a spray bottle to saturate the spot. Next, work a small amount of a detergent solution into the spot (1/4 teaspoon detergent per 2 pints of water) and continue applying detergent and blotting until spot is removed.
Using a spray bottle, rinse with tap water and blot to remove excess moisture. Apply a pad of paper towels, weigh them down and allow to dry.
Removing Depressions Left In Carpet By Furniture
To remove a dent caused by heavy furniture, stroke carpet with the edges of a coin. You can also use a hair dryer or a steam iron to gently raise the dented area while you tug upward on the tufts.
CAUTION: DO NOT LET THE IRON TOUCH THE CARPET..
Loose Carpet Threads and burns
If a carpet thread is loose, snip it level with the pile. If you try to pull out the thread, you risk unravelling part of the carpet.
If your carpet is burned, remove the tops of the dark, burnt fibers with curved fingernail scissors. If the burn is extensive, the carpet may require patching or replacement.
Professional Advice: If in any doubt of how to remove a stain, keep the area damp and call Town Carpets for professional advice.
If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer a fire or flood then there are fire and flood damage restoration specialists who will be able to provide support and specialist equipment to dry out and dehumidify buildings, smoke damage, mould, oil spills and odour elimination.
Helping you to get the most out
of your Regency stain resistant Carpet
At the end of the day - no matter how careful you are - carpets will always get dirty and accidents will inevitably happen. Simple maintenance will not only protect the look and performance of the carpet - but also prolong its life.
Following these easy-to-use steps will not only give you many years of enjoyment but also help towards a carefree lifestyle.
SmartStrand Zoo Challenge:
The Carpet Wins!
Six African Elephants, Three Camels and One Black Rhino can't crush or stain Mohawk SmartStrand Carpet!
After three weeks inside the enclosures at the Dallas Zoo, SmartStrand Carpet comes out the winner! Watch this video to see how it comes clean and snaps back originally to shape!
Town Carpets only use the very best manufacturers for our carpets and flooring
From trendy stripes to a classic twist we have something to suit every style
Handy tips for keeping your flooring as good as new
Carpet care tips