Clean Spills & Stains Right Away
Nursing a spill or stain on your carpet immediately after it occurs will reduce its visibility and oftentimes remove any trace almost instantly. Make sure to blot the affected area of your carpet. Scrubbing will not only ruin the texture, but will push the stain deeper in the carpet making removal more difficult. If the stain does not show improvement, a deep cleaning of the carpet should do the trick.
For Hardwood, Luxury Vinyl, and Laminate Flooring, cleaning a spill right after it occurs will prevent it from seeping through the protective wear surface and causing possible damage to your floor. To assure the spill does not stain, use a slightly dampened cloth to wipe it. And immediately dry the spot after. While Luxury Vinyl products are water resistant (and in some cases waterproof), National Floors Direct recommends cleaning spills right away to avoid slippery surfaces and possible staining.
Protection from Furniture
It’s common for furniture to cause indentations in your carpet, but a good quality carpet will almost always go back to its original shape with time and care. To avoid deep imprints, place gliders under heavy furniture to alleviate the pressure. Move and rotate furniture frequently to let the carpet breathe.
Handle Furniture with Care to Prevent Scratches
To reduce surface scratches and scuffing, place stick-on felt pads under the legs of all of your furniture to protect Hardwood, Luxury Vinyl, and Laminate Flooring. When rearranging or moving furniture in the house, do not drag the furniture on the floor, always lift and carry anything that you need to move.