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How to Care for Carpet in Columbia, MD

How to Care for Carpet


A clean carpet is a happy carpet, and we all need to do our part if we want our new carpeting to stay beautiful for years to come. At The Vertical Connection Carpet One we want you to feel great about your recent carpeting purchase: today and for many years to come. Here are a few expert tips to help maintain your carpeting.


Professional Carpet Cleaning Tips


Regular maintenance will help extend your carpet’s life and appearance and protect your recent investment. Modern innovation has given us carpeting with incredibly resilient fibers that successfully conceal dirt and debris, reflect light, and can even resist everyday soiling and stains. Still, it pays to do your due diligence.



Protecting your carpeting against direct sunlight will help prevent colors from fading. This can easily be accomplished by choosing appropriate window dressings, including products from our impressive inventory of blinds, shutters, and shades. We also recommend vacuuming high-traffic areas, such as hallways and stairs, at least twice a week. A vacuum cleaner with a beater bar or rotating brush is recommended for best results. Please keep in mind, however, that certain types of carpeting can become damaged by certain vacuum settings. Consider a suction-only vacuum for shag or plush carpets.



A professional carpet cleaning is recommended every 18-24 months. Such regular cleanings are necessary to maintain warranty coverage. The Carpet and Rug Institute recommends paying close attention to your carpet’s fiber content when choosing cleaning methods. Natural fibers like wool and silk, for instance, require special care. In between professional cleanings, most everyday stains can be addressed with a solution of liquid dishwashing liquid and warm water.


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To learn more about our carpeting options, or to speak with one of our flooring professionals regarding carpet care recommendations, please call us today or stop by our showroom at 8895 McGaw Road in Columbia, MD.




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