How to Care and Clean Your Carpet from Interiors by Sutton

How to Care and Clean Your Carpet from Interiors by Sutton

Carpets add comfort, warmth, and style to any room, and Interiors by Sutton offers a wide range of carpets to suit any taste or budget. However, carpets require regular maintenance to keep them looking their best. In this blog post, we'll provide you with some tips on how to care for and clean your carpet from Interiors by Sutton.

General Carpet Care

  • Regular Vacuuming: Vacuum your carpet at least once a week to remove any loose dirt or debris.
  • Spot Cleaning: Clean up spills as soon as possible using a white cloth to prevent staining.
  • Professional Cleaning: Have your carpet professionally cleaned every 12-18 months to maintain its appearance and longevity.

Preventing Carpet Flattening

  • Regular Vacuuming: Vacuum your carpet at least twice a week to remove dirt and debris that can damage carpet fibers.
  • Rotate Furniture: Move your furniture a few inches every few weeks to avoid permanent dents and damage to the fibers in your carpet.
  • Use Carpet Protectors: Clear, vinyl carpet protectors can be placed over the carpet to keep pressure off of fibers and help prevent damage.

Preventing Carpet Fading

  • Limit Sunlight Exposure: Use curtains or blinds to block the sunlight, or consider getting solar-tinted glass for your windows.

Preventing Carpet Stains

  • Use a Carpet Protectant: Applying a stain-resistant protection treatment can prevent future stains on new carpets.
  • Clean Up Spills Immediately: Don’t let liquids or solids settle into the fibers of your carpet. Clean up spills as soon as they happen to keep your carpet looking new.
  • No Shoes Policy: Implement a “no shoes” policy in your home to prevent dirt and chemicals from outside from staining your carpet.

Preventing General Wear and Tear

  • Regular Maintenance: Regular vacuuming and preserving your carpets with protective treatments are great ways to prevent carpet wear and tear.
  • Use Doormats: Place doormats at all entrances to your home to help keep dirt and grit from being tracked onto the carpet.
  • Professional Cleaning: Have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year to remove deep-seated dirt and grime.

Specific Carpet Material Care

Wool Carpet

Wool carpets are naturally stain-resistant and durable. Regular vacuuming with a vacuum that has no beater bar or a different cleaning head for high pile carpets is recommended. For spills or stains, use a mild detergent and water solution, and blot gently with a white cloth. Avoid using harsh chemicals, rubbing, or heat that can damage the wool fibers. Professional cleaning every 12 to 18 months is also recommended to remove deep dirt and dust.

Nylon Carpet

Nylon carpets are known for their durability and stain resistance. Regular vacuuming is key to maintaining their appearance. For stains, use a mild, pH-neutral detergent safe for nylon carpets. Avoid harsh chemicals or bleach that could potentially discolor or damage the fibers. Professional cleaning at least every 24 months is recommended.

Polyester Carpet

Polyester carpets are known for their stain resistance and durability. Regular vacuuming, immediate spot or stain removal, and annual deep cleaning are recommended. For stains, use a white cloth to blot the spill, working from the outside in to prevent the spill from spreading. Avoid using harsh chemicals or bleach on your polyester carpet, as this can damage the fibers and cause discoloration.

Sisal Carpet

Sisal carpets are favored for their durability, eco-friendliness, and innate charm. However, sisal is highly absorbent and requires careful handling to avoid water stains, shrinking, or warping.

For routine cleaning, frequent vacuuming is the best way to keep your sisal rug looking fresh. Aim to vacuum at least once a week to remove dirt and dust, but be sure to turn off the beater bar on your vacuum to prevent damaging the fibers.

For spills, act fast and blot it immediately with a clean, dry white cloth. Do not rub as rubbing can push the stain deeper into the fibers. Apply a generous amount of dry-cleaning powder to the stain. These powders are designed to absorb the stain. Let it sit on the stain for at least 15-20 minutes. After the dry-cleaning powder has had a chance to absorb the stain, vacuum the carpet thoroughly to remove the powder. Repeat if necessary.

Over time, your sisal carpet may require a deep clean. A professional cleaner with experience in natural fibers is the best choice for this.

Jute Carpet

Jute is a great alternative to sisal. It’s grown in extremely humid environments, and as it’s a very porous material it can stain easily. However, jute is much softer than sisal.

For cleaning, similar to sisal, use a dry-cleaning method.

Remember, these are general guidelines and the specific care for your carpet may vary depending on its material and the manufacturer’s instructions. Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for carpet care to ensure you’re not inadvertently causing damage. If you require these guidelines or have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help!

Intec Stain Guard - Your Carpet’s Best Friend

Give your carpets the ultimate protection with Intec Stain Guard. Originally designed for commercial use in hotels and airlines, this cutting-edge micronized emulsion of reactive siloxane molecules is now accessible to you.

Intec provides the most extensive protection available, forming a powerful barrier against water and oil-based stains without the drawbacks of re-soiling that are commonly associated with traditional silicone-based products. It also delivers outstanding anti-static effects.

Intec creates an imperceptible barrier around each fiber, maintaining the appearance of your furnishings and simplifying their upkeep. It exhibits remarkable resilience and provides long-lasting protection, even in the most challenging environments. It dries quickly, offering immediate protection with minimal interruption.

Intec preserves the original color, texture, and flame retardancy of the fabric, instilling confidence when treating even the most fragile silks. It is environmentally conscious by design. It’s water-based and devoid of harmful solvents.

Intec’s new soil release formula repels dirt - even oil based spills. Anti-static agents prevent attraction of dry soils to carpets and fabrics, ensuring quick and effective everyday cleaning. Intec reduces abrasion and significantly increases the usable life of your carpets and fabrics.

Spills are simply mopped up by absorbent paper or a clean towel - even dried in stains are easy to remove. Deep down protection ensures that when the stains disappear, so do the smells; even tobacco smells cannot linger in the fibers.

Unlike other household products on the market, Intec normally requires only one application no matter how often you clean your carpets and fabrics. We continually develop our product to ensure that we remain the most efficient, cost effective, ecologically sound carpet and fabric protector on the market.

Give your carpets the care they deserve with Intec Stain Guard.


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