A fine Carpet always gives the warmth and comfort to your feet. It just not adds beauty to your living room or bedroom but also bring joy to your soul. These antique and modern carpets are symbol of timelessness connection between art and space where people live. If you want your antique carpets to last long then you have to maintain them with proper care which will be durable for the generations to come. Here, we have mentioned some useful tips which will help you to maintain your carpets in good condition.
Avoid heavy weights: Heavy furniture or pointed legs can damage your carpet easily. Therefore, it is good to use protectors before setting the sharp legged furniture on carpets to avoid crushing of fibers. Always avoid keeping plant pots on the carpet as they have tendency to leak water from them which makes the carpet to get dampened for long time and leaving it to get ruined from the affected area.
Dust and dirt: One have take proper care of their carpets and rugs while cleaning as they get set into the base of piles and damage them which result in loss of pile. To remove these dust particles, get the carpet outside and broom it well by flipping it on both sides. You can also vacuum the carpets with soft bristle roller bars. While vacuuming the “Hand-Woven Carpets“ do not use high suction vacuum as it torn off the fringes. Moreover, vacuum the carpet more frequently in high traffic areas.
Curling: The curling of carpet can result from the packing and shipping a new carpet. If you’re newly bought carpet refuse to lay flat then give some time to relax it. However, reversing the carpet rolling will speed up the relaxing process.
Pet problems: Pets also love the carpets but their sharpen claws and hairs would be harmful to the carpet. If you found the hairs of pet accumulated on the carpet, then gently brush the carpet with soft brush. Clean the carpet as soon as possible if your pet urinates on it because unattended urination can cause rotting and discoloration of the fibers.
Creases and wrinkles: To avoid such damage, place a dry and clean towel on the area of carpet which is creased and iron the towel for few times in the direction of piles. If carpet pile is unable to gain its original shape as earlier, repeat the ironing but keep in mind that iron would not come into direct contact with a carpet.
The great way to store a carpet is rolling it up tight width wise and keeping it horizontally. Try to put rope or string around the carpet to prevent it from unrolling. Always store the carpet in well ventilated space or climate controlled area to avoid any damage caused from drying or dampening. At the last, we can say that with right maintenance and proper care, the life of the “Carpets and Rugs“ can be extended and makes them to look new for many years.
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