Looking after your Brintons carpet
4th June 2018
Brintons carpets use an 80% wool/20% nylon blend that creates long-lasting luxury and optimises performance from both fibres. Some people are nervous about choosing a wool product for their home but with a little care and attention it's really simple to keep a Brintons carpet looking good for years. Here are a few of our top tips:
It sounds obvious but regular vacuuming is the most important thing you can do to keep your carpet clean. You cannot over vacuum a carpet and it will not harm your carpet if you do it as soon as it has been laid and at regular intervals after that, even if it does not look particularly dirty.
Use an entrance mat
All types of flooring get dirty although some show soiling more than others. Matting should be used to help keep your carpet clean at entrances/doorways where the risk of soiling is most likely. Remember to keep these mats clean too so that any soiling does not spread onto the carpet. When you have your carpet fitted ask if there will be any spare cuts leftover as you may be able to turn that into an entrance mat.
Due to the nature of the wool fibre, it will generally hide soiling better than synthetic products and also is easy to clean. This essentially gives you time to blot up a spill before it soaks into the carpet but unfortunately, often we panic, grab the first detergent we can find and scrub the living daylights out of the spot! This causes pile distortion and can damage the carpet. Instead use a blotting/dabbing action or even better, a wet suction vacuum cleaner if available. It’s important that you do not rub as this will cause the pile to burst, making it appear slightly fluffy and lighter in appearance.