Got a burning question about your brand-new carpet? Hopefully we can answer them below!
Can you hoover a new carpet?
Hoovering new carpets has been a strange point of contention for many years, but we’re here to tell you that you can vacuum your new carpet as soon as it’s been laid (have a read of our guide on how often you should vacuum your home
, to find out more). The installation should have been done in such a way that you needn’t be worried about pulling it up from the subfloor. In fact, vacuuming right away can actually help get rid of some of the small stray fibres that get left behind after installation to get everything looking neat and beautiful.
We actually recommend that you do vacuum right away, to prevent those small fibres from running back into the pile of the carpet and giving it an off-putting matted look! And, if your pile has flattened, then make sure you read our guide on how to lift up your carpet pile
. We also recommend vacuuming as often as twice weekly to keep your new carpet look spic and span for as long as possible.
How to remove furniture marks from carpet
Leaving heavy furniture in one place on any carpet will eventually leave large marks or dents in the carpet because the bouncy fibres become compressed and don’t spring back as easily. Not to worry though, these dents and marks can be removed easily, especially if you regularly move your furniture such as during cleaning or shifting your pieces around the room. First of all, you definitely need to move the furniture off of the dents, because you can’t address them while the furniture still covers them, and by continually applying steam from an iron, then repeating the blotting and fluffing stages, natural fibres like cotton and wool will respond really well.
When it comes to cleaning carpets, we really are know-it-all’s, but if you have any more questions about how to clean carpets, you want more insights into things like how to stop your cat from scratching the carpet
, or you would like to take a look at our range of carpets if you’re thinking of upgrading, why not book a visit at your nearest Tapi store or contact us for more info. Alternatively, if you’re wondering what type of carpet to choose, find out more about the styles we offer, including velvet
, loop pile