Today’s Tip: How To Make Carpet Tiles Last Longer

November 28, 2013

In our work as carpet technicians, we’ve come across the same problem with our domestic customers in London: how to deal with a carpet that’s beyond cleaning.

It shouldn’t surprise you that there are carpets out there that can no longer be restored to the way they were when new — and any carpet cleaning company that promises you this is not really professional.

For example, let’s say that you have a fifty years old carpet that needs cleaning. In mostly 99 percent of the cases, we will be able to clean it and restore it to the way it was; however, sometimes that’s rather impossible.

It’s situations like these that can be avoided by thinking ahead and they can be prevented in three simple steps:

A. What to do when buying a new carpet

what to do when buying new carpets

Think well ahead when buying carpets: remember to buy extra carpet tiles or a spare carpet that’s at least ten times smaller. (image source)

When you buy a new carpet, remember to buy a carpet that’s ten percent larger than the room you’ll place the carpet it.

The price for the extra ten percent shouldn’t be that high; if it is, look for a different carpet seller.

B. Store the extra carpet tile

Store the extra carpet tiles

Store the extra carpet tiles or the spare carpet in your attic, for example. (image source)

Ask the carpet seller to carefully trim the extra ten percent so that you can store it elsewhere (like in your attic, for example).

It shouldn’t take that much space, especially if you roll the carpet really well.

C. Use the extra carpet tile when needed

Replace the damaged tiles

Use the extra tiles — or trim part of the spare carpet — to replace the ones that are beyond repair or cleaning. (image source)

Once you run into a situation where the carpet is beyond repair or cleaning, you can cut out the part of that carpet that’s bothering you and replace it with a clean tile from the spare carpet roll.

That way, you won’t have to pay a penny for having a carpet technician trying to remove the stains or clean the messy carpet.

What we can do for you

What we can do for you when you have to deal with a carpet that’s beyond repair is to give you advice, as a first step.

As you may already be aware, we give free advice over the phone, just leave us a message here or call 020 8930 2650 directly.

The second step is to have one of our carpet technicians inspect your carpet — they’re highly experienced and most suitable to let you know exactly what should be done.

The third and last step is to have the carpet repaired and cleaned by our carpet cleaners.

In all situations, we can repair the damage and restore the freshness and cleanliness of your carpet, so give us a call and try us out!