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How to care for carpet and other things you must know

There’s nothing complicated about caring for carpet floors. All this low maintenance flooring needs is regular vacuuming and a professional deep cleaning every 12 to 18 months, so go ahead and indulge.

There’s a good reason why carpet floors are one of the most popular choices with an almost unlimited number of colors, patterns, designs, and styles. It’s also highly functional, with benefits that include everything from insulating against sound to providing safety and protection from hard falls. The flooring experts at Wholesale Flooring Services put together a list of facts you should know.

Carpet works well for Pacific Northwest weather

This is addressed because when shopping for carpet in Kent, WA, you’ll probably hear concerns about the rainy and often chilly area weather, but don’t be concerned. Rugs have a high R-rating, which refers to insulation, so when your home feels cool and damp, it’ll stay comfortable.

Rainy weather won’t faze it or make mold or mildew grow because they need both water and dirt to start growing. If you vacuum and deep clean it regularly, there is no dirt, i.e., “food,” on which mold and mildew can grow.

Everyone can have carpeting

That includes those with allergies, asthma, and other respiratory problems. Pollutants and other undesirable substances get trapped into the fibers, where they remain until the floor is deep cleaned. That means these particles cannot fly around in the air for anyone to breathe, hence improving indoor air quality. Studies have shown that rugs are also among the fewest emitters of VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

Carpet is green

Everyone is concerned about the environment these days, and this industry has been at the forefront of the eco-friendly movement. Today’s rugs are often made with natural products like corn rather than petroleum-based products, and some even use recycled objects like plastic bottles to manufacture fibers. That "new carpet" smell is also not formaldehyde, which hasn’t been used since 1978.

Carpet is durable

Technological advances and extensive testing have created rugs with ultra-strength and superior stain resistance. A rug was placed in a rhinoceros cage for two weeks, and all that was needed was rinsing off the carpet. The best defense is to wipe spills right away, so they don’t set.

At Wholesale Flooring Services our knowledgeable staff will help you find the best carpet flooring for your needs, style and budget. Visit our showroom in Kent, WA and get a free quote. We work with homeowners in Kent, WA, Des Moines, WA, Seattle, WA, Tacoma, WA, Bellevue, WA, Auburn, WA, Kirkland, WA, Renton, WA, Bonney Lake, WA && Puyallup, WA.