Carpet Checklist

Choosing the perfect carpet can be a strenuous process, after all, there are so many factors to think about. From the feel to the size and even the cost, there are many reasons why you might find refitting or revamping your living space can take its time. In this article, we’ll take you through the checklist of basics to help you pick the right carpet for your home, and most importantly review some carpet stain removal tips!

The Room

The required carpet can change hugely depending on the room. For a bedroom you may consider a thicker carpet that feels soft. But for the living room a hard wearing, thinner carpet may be better, and much easier to clean! Carpets on stairs, hallways and landings differ from bedroom or living room carpets as they contain a unique set of properties.

 

Feel

Pick the perfect padding for your feet! Some people prefer a thinner carpet, while others may love the feeling of plush thick softness under bare feet. It’s all up to the feel, and as noted earlier, what is best for the setting.

 

Type

There are essentially two types of carpet – tufted and woven carpet. Woven carpets are more labour-intensive in regards to their production, and therefore, more expensive. For people who really care about carpets, this is the sole option for them.

 

Underlay

It’s not just the carpets, but what you place underneath them, that can come into question. Underlay is recommended, as it often improves the life and durability of any carpet. It also helps insulate the floor, reduces noise, and by protecting the carpet’s pile, it makes carpet much easier to clean, which helps your vacuum (and stain removal) work much more effectively.

 

Understanding Maintenance

Some carpets are more prone to picking up dirt than others. Cleaning and maintenance are important factors to know about before you make any commitment. Shades such as off-white, cream and lighter colours won’t hide stains as easily, which could be an issue if you’re prone to the odd spill, however, applying Resolve® can help in any situation!

 

Resolve® Carpet Stain Removal

With a new carpet laid down, it’s always a good idea to prepare for the odd stain with some Resolve® tucked away in the cupboard. For large area carpet cleaning Resolve® Carpet Cleaner Powder or Resolve® Carpet Steam Cleaner can do the trick, helping keep your carpet fresh and clean. For anything stain removal, ­ Resolve® Carpet Cleaner Foam is our innovative foam, designed to remove stains set deep into the carpet.