Keeping your carpets clean can be tough if you have children and/or pets running around the house. But there are ways to keep your flooring clean. Here are some tips on how to maintain the carpeting in your home.

First and foremost, you can treat your new carpet with a carpet protector that acts as a shield against stains and pet accidents. These formulas work well if the carpet is treated on a consistent basis.

When the inevitable spills or accidents happen, it is important to treat the stains immediately. Most stains can be treated with just hot water and soap, but for those deep stains, you should use a carpet stain remover. Maintaining a cleaning schedule will also extend the life of your carpet. It is recommended to vacuum twice a week and if possible, deep clean the carpets once a month.

Doormats and rugs can also help to protect your carpet. Encourage guests to wipe their feet when coming in your home or even removing their shoes at the door. Limit children running through the house with food or drinks. Also, getting pets trained and housebroken will reduce the number of accidents in your home.

When it is time to replace your flooring, contact The Floor Store. Whether it’s hardwood or carpeting, we have a large inventory to choose from and an experienced staff to provide you with the best customer service. Be sure to check out our local showroom on Second Street to see what products go best with your home and style.