Christmas can be a tough time for a carpet. With extra foot traffic from visitors, food and drink spills, wax from candles and not to mention those Christmas tree needles, even the most pristine carpet can end up looking a little the worse for wear.
Here are our top tips for reducing wear and damage as much as possible:
- Ask guests to remove their shoes. This is the single easiest way to reduce dirt from entering your carpets. Failing that, ensure that you have a good doormat and ask guests to wipe their feet!
- Treat spills immediately. They won't get better if left and they can become harder to remove. Spills are best absorbed using a towel or kitchen roll but always blot and don’t rub as rubbing could damage the fibres and drive the spill further into the carpet. Likewise if your Christmas dinner ends up on the floor, pick up what you can as quickly as possible to avoid it being trodden into the carpet.
- Place candles on coasters to prevent wax spilling on the carpet. Although wax can usually be removed, colourings in the wax can remain permanently.
- Put your Christmas tree on a piece of spare carpet to protect your carpet from needles, soil and water.
We hope your carpets survive Christmas, but if you have a mishap that means it’s time for a new carpet, come and see us in January for some amazing deals. Happy Christmas from us all at Red Carpets!