Carpet care tips from Maskell Flooring. We've got it covered!

Maintenance of your carpets is essential if you want to keep them looking like new. With regular cleaning of spills and dirt, your carpets can last a lifetime. We also offer a professional carpet cleaning service - call us on 01869 322514 for more details!

It is important to regularly vacuum your carpet - at least once a week - to prevent the build-up of dirt and grit accumulating in the pile and damaging the fibres.

When cleaning rugs with fringes or tassles, DO NOT vacuum these as they may unravel.

All wool rugs will regularly shed fibre. However, if you find a longer stray fibre attached to your rug or carpet, DO NOT pull it as this can lead to more damage. Simply trim down to the height of the rest of the pile.

Regularly rotate rugs to obtain even wear and prevent sun bleaching.

Re-arrange your furniture occasionally to change traffic direction and prevent wear.

NEVER beat rugs as this leads to loose threads and damaged backing.

Most spills introduce oils into your carpet which attract dirt and lead to dull stains appearing over time. If you do happen to spill anything on your carpet, DO NOT rub the stain as this will spread the staining, but gently dab at the spillage with a clean cloth.

If applying carpet cleaner, start from the outside and work inwards. Use a clean cloth and avoid soaking the area with water. Use paper towels to soak up excess moisture.

NEVER use a spot cleaner on wool rugs as this could set the stain and make it impossible to remove by even a professional cleaner.

Shampoo your carpets at least once a year following the manufacturers' guidelines as to what kind of cleaning detergents and equipment are suitable.