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How to clean your carpet

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Tips on making your carpet look wonderful

Carpets make up so much of the atmosphere of your home, so it’s important to keep them looking and smelling fresh. Cleaning your carpet in an efficient way means it will last longer and feel newer. Here at Tech Flooring, we want to help you keep your carpet looking great so we’ve compiled these tips on how to clean your carpet.

Sort the room out first

 Before you start cleaning it’s important to make sure the room is ready and the carpet is clear. Often if you’re in a hurry it’s easy to hoover around furniture instead of fully under it but this can cause an uneven finish on your carpet and mean parts of it stay dirty. To ensure your carpet is properly cleaned, move the furniture off the carpet. Another tip is to open the windows and ventilate the room first, giving surface level dust the chance to leave.

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Keeping your carpet clean is important

Blot don’t scrub!

This is an important tip for effectively removing carpet stains. Blotting instead of scrubbing helps remove the stain without pushing it further into the carpet. Place a kitchen cloth in the centre of the stain and soak it up. Then, carefully dry/blot with another cloth working from the outside in. Rinse thoroughly with hot water and blot again. Remember- scrubbing can ruin your carpet fibres. Blotting a stain away helps keep your carpet fresh.

Deep clean twice a year

Deep cleaning your carpets twice a year is essential to their upkeep and helps maintain their freshness. Hire a carpet cleaner for the weekend and do it yourself or book a professional to do it. Interested in finding excellent carpet fitters? Get in touch today to find out more.

Hoover effectively

To make sure your hoover is working at its best, replace the hoover bag and filter regularly. This means your hoover is ready to tackle your carpet and won’t be too full to take in dust and dirt. This may seem obvious but checking your hoover is on the right setting for carpet is really important. If your hoover is on a hardwood floor setting it can actually end up damaging your carpet by being too forceful. Vacuuming at least once a week is a must to keep your carpet looking fresh.

Using a lint roller is a great way to pick up crumbs and surface level dirt before going in with your hoover.

Watch out for shoes

It is surprising how much damage shoes can cause to carpets. Leaving shoes on when walking across carpeted areas can track mud, dirt and leaves into the carpet. The shoes themselves can press and wear down carpets as well. Taking your shoes off at the door means your carpets can be lower maintenance and last for longer.

If you follow these tips, your carpet will stay looking brand new for years to come! Looking to install a new carpet? Contact us today to order a sample to try out in your home or to get a free quote.

 

 

 

 

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Carpet or vinyl?

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Which is the best floor for you?

It can be hard to know which flooring to go for in your home, especially when there is so much choice available. Finding a floor that works in your home in a practical and stylish way is so important to get right. Here at Tech Flooring, we want to help you make the best choice possible when it comes to flooring for your home or commercial property.

Two of the most popular flooring options available are carpet and vinyl. They are classic floors that look great in any home. Let’s dive deeper into both of these flooring types and see what each have to offer.

Carpet tiles for a newly fitted room by Techflooring

A recent installation from our team in London

Carpet

Carpet is popular for obvious reasons- it’s comfy, simple and affordable. The first choice to make with carpet is whether to go for a wool or nylon carpet. Wool carpets are slightly more expensive due to their luxury feel and durability. Nylon carpets, however, come in a much wider range of styles and colours and are therefore better if you want something colourful and funky. Wool is more resilient and is good as a form of insulation- designed to trap heat.

It’s important to think about foot traffic when considering a carpet. A busier area, like the living room or hallway, should have a carpet with less footfall so it is more durable. The bedroom can have a softer carpet as it has less people coming and going.

Colour should also be considered when installing a carpet. Picking a darker coloured or patterned carpet means that dirt and dust will be disguised, making it a low maintenance option as you don’t have to hoover everyday.

It is recommended that you deep clean your carpets twice a year. You can rent a carpet cleaner and do it yourself. This means your carpet can stay fresh and clean!

Interested in getting a carpet for your home? Contact us today to go through all the options and choose some free samples to find the best carpet for you.

Vinyl

Vinyl is a classic option for flooring. It is super water and stain-resistant as well as being very durable, making it the perfect choice for a kitchen or bathroom. The durability of vinyl flooring is a major benefit as it can withstand the bustle of daily life. If you have pets it’s a good option as you don’t have to worry about paw scratches, water bowl spills or mud- it can be easily wiped clean. If you opt for a thicker vinyl floor it can also help muffle noise. Vinyl floors are comfy underfoot and come in a huge range of styles so it can suit any interior design plans you may have. You can also look into Luxury Vinyl Tiling for something slightly more realistic.

At Tech Flooring we work closely with our clients, so whether you desire carpet or vinyl we are where to help,  providing top-notch advice and installations. Get in touch today to order a sample or get a free no-obligation quote.

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How long does a carpet last?

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Carpet life

When choosing a flooring for your home, carpets are the obvious option that provide a blend of style and comfort. But how long does a carpet last for? Well, we are here from Tech Flooring to answer your questions and give you all the information you need about carpeting your home.

Picture looking down onto a staircase - a recent installation from Tech Floors London5-15 years?

How long a carpet lasts for can be anywhere between 5 to 15 years and this is affected by the quality as well as maintenance. Wool carpets, though more expensive than Nylon ones, are very durable and good as a form of insulation as well as sound proofing. Wool carpets are fairly easy to maintain and are good for high foot traffic areas such as hallways, living rooms and staircases.

Nylon

However, the carpet material that lasts the longest is nylon. Nylon is not as luxurious as wool as it is made of synthetic fibres but, because of its synthetic nature, it comes in a wide range of colours and styles. It can withstand mess, pet paws, regular hoovering and small spills so it is easy to maintain. A high-quality nylon carpet can last between 12-15 years. Want to learn more about our range of nylon carpets? Contact us today for a quote.

Softer?

It’s important to consider what area of your house you want the installation in. For example, the bedroom can have softer pile as it is more comfortable and has less foot traffic going through it. Whereas, somewhere like a hallway or staircase needs a more durable material and pile to cope with foot traffic.

Cleaning

Cleaning your carpets semi-regularly helps prolong their life. Hoovering once a week eliminates surface level loose dirt but more ingrained dirt will need a deeper clean. You can book a carpet cleaning company or hire out a carpet cleaner and do it yourself. For heavy use this should be done every 6 months but a less used carpet can go for a year without needing to be deep cleaned. If your carpet is a darker colour, it may not be as easy to spot dirt as it is on a white carpet but do not be fooled- all carpets need regular cleaning to help prolong their life and keep them looking fresh.

Wool

It is far better to spend a little more on a durable wool or nylon carpet that will last 15 years than to go for a cheap one that will need replacing after 2 years. Here at Tech Flooring, we provide expert help and installation of beautiful wool and nylon carpets. Still unsure at how long does a carpet last for? Then Contact us today for more information or to get a quote for your home.

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Top tips to keep your carpet looking brand new!

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Keeping your carpets fresh and clean is a must for any home

When your carpets look and feel good, your home has a cleaner, lighter energy that can brighten up your day. Keeping your carpets pristine isn’t just as simple as vacuuming every day. There are other tips and tricks you can use to have your carpet looking brand new for years to come! If you are looking for carpets, we here at Tech Flooring are here to help. Here are some of the best tips and tricks for keeping your carpet looking fresh.

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Top tips to keep your new carpet looking fresh

Add in rugs

Adding rugs on top of carpets can seem counter-intuitive at first, but this is a really great way to add dimension and style to your room whilst protecting your carpets. Experiment with different colours and textures to fit your desired look. Having a rug protects your carpet from being worn down and can be easily taken out and cleaned or replaced if needed.

Deep clean twice a year

This might seem like a lot of effort, but deep cleaning your carpets twice a year is essential to their upkeep and helps maintain their freshness. Hire a carpet cleaner for the weekend and do it yourself or book a professional to come in and take care of everything.

Watch out for shoes

This may seem obvious but it is surprising how much damage shoes can cause to carpets.  Especuially when you are looking for carpets. Leaving shoes on when walking across carpeted areas can track mud, dirt and leaves into the carpet. This means it will need to be vacuumed more often which, in turn, means it will wear down faster. The shoes themselves can press and wear down carpets as well. Taking your shoes off at the door means your carpets can be lower maintenance and last for longer. If you’re looking at flooring for a high traffic foot area, laminate or vinyl can be a better option that won’t wear down.

Vacuum regularly

This is a sure-fire way to keep your carpets looking fresh. Vacuuming once a week helps maintain your carpets. Changing the filter and bags inside your vacuum helps it perform better for your carpet. A great tip is to vacuum slower on carpets than you would on hardwood floors. Spending slightly more time means all the dirt gets removed and your carpet stays cleaner for longer.

Get rid of stains immediately

It can be tempting to leave a stain if you’re super busy but dealing with a stain as soon as it happens is the best way to get rid of it. The longer a stain sits, the harder it is to remove. Blot don’t scrub as you remove the stain or spill to prevent it from spreading further. Mud can be scraped off with a knife and then vacuumed away.

Looking for carpets that are beautiful for your home and not sure what carpet shops to look at? Contact us today to find out how we can install a carpet in your home and get a free no-obligation quote!