The Best Types of Carpets for Repelling Stains

September 10, 2018 10:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Everyone loves a room with comfortable carpeting—a carpeted room just feels warmer and cozier! The only downside to that carpeting is the fact that it’s susceptible to staining, especially if you have kids and pets running around. Thankfully, there are types of carpeting out there that are better at repelling stains than others. Continue reading to learn a little bit more about stain-repelling carpeting.

Stain resistance vs. stain treatment

If you’re shopping for carpet, you’ll likely see carpets that are labeled as being “stain resistant.” This label means that the fiber itself repels the absorption of liquid. Wool and some types of polyester carpets are stain resistant. “Stain treated” carpets, meanwhile, have been sprayed with a substance that makes the fiber resistant to stains. If you’re looking at a stain treated carpet, make sure it offers whole fiber stain resistance, and not just topical treatment. A topical treatment won’t last very long and will leave you poorly protected against stains.

Choose wool

If you don’t mind paying extra for carpeting, choose wool. Wool is naturally stain resistant, so you’ll never have to worry about stain treatment wearing off. Though wool is typically two or three times more expensive than synthetic fibers, it’s guaranteed to last you for years and years. You may never have to replace your wool carpet as long as you maintain it with regular carpet cleaning in South Amboy, NJ.

Get a spill trap

Can’t afford a wool rug? That’s okay—you can still have a perfectly clean carpet if you lay down a spill trap. A spill trap is a barrier between the carpet and the carpet pad that prevents moisture from reaching the pad. It’s much harder to get odors and stains out of the pad than the carpet itself, so having a spill trap in between the two can go a long way in protecting your carpet from unattractive stains.

Be smart about spills

It’d be nice to say, “Just don’t spill anything on the carpet,” but we all know that’s not a real possibility. Even the most careful people spill things from time to time. When that happens, though, be smart about the spill and clean it up as soon as possible. Even if you have a wool carpet, letting a spill sit for too long will leave a stain. Immediately blot the spill with a white paper towel or cloth until it’s dry. After that, treat the carpet with a carpet cleaning product. Be sure to use the product as directed, as carpet cleaning products can do more harm than good if used incorrectly. If the stain is still there, you may need to bring in the pros for a professional cleaning.

Remember, no carpet can go without being cleaned every six to 12 months. Be sure to give Lov ‘N Kare Carpent Center a call today if it’s been a while since you’ve had professional carpet cleaning in South Amboy, NJ. We guarantee that your carpets will look brand new as soon as we’re done with them!

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