Broadloom can be an essential part any living space as it not only enhance its aesthetics but also improve its functionality. They provide cushioning to your feet, absorb sound and offer insulation against cold. Your broadloom goes through a lot of wear and tear every day. Therefore, proper maintenance is essential to ensure it lasts for many years. At Mayfair Drapery & Rug Company, we provide broadlooms for both commercial and residential spaces in Toronto. Our professionals can help you select the right product that complements your décor.
Broadloom Maintenance Tips
Take Off Your Shoes
A lot of soil gets trapped in the soles of your shoes which can stick to your broadloom. Soil particles can result in premature wear of the broadloom fibers. Also, shoes are very abrasive and can cause damage to the surface of the broadloom. It is essential for you to remove your shoes at the door and place walk-off mats at all the entrances.
Regular and thorough cleaning helps remove dust and dirt trapped in your broadloom.
Make use of the rotating brush and other attachments of the vacuum to loosen the soil for removal. Adjust the height of the vacuum so the brush lightly touches the surface of the broadloom. Vacuum slowly to ensure all the dirt and debris are removed. Ensure the vacuum does not have teeth, combs or rough edges that can damage your broadloom. Vacuum brush attachments can damage some broadlooms; use suction-only vacuums in such cases.
Clean Spills Quickly
Time is very crucial while removing spills and stains. The longer you take to attend to them, the more difficult they could be to remove. Scrubbing might not be a very good idea as it can push the particles deeper into the broadloom fibres and damage them. Use a plain cloth or paper towel to dab liquid spills. You can scrape food or other solids using a spoon to break them and then vacuum the area. Hydrogen peroxide, dish soap or cleaning supplies can also be used.
If your broadloom is stain resistant, it greatly improves your chances of removing the most common household spills and stains. The stain-resistant finish on the fiber’s surface does not allow the liquid to be absorbed quickly. Use spot removal techniques to remove the spill before it penetrates the fibre.
Install Window Coverings
If your broadloom is exposed to direct sunlight every day, the ultraviolet rays from the sun can cause the dye to fade. Window coverings can help block out sunlight; you can even use window tinting to block UV rays.
These tips will help keep your carpet in good condition. At Mayfair Drapery & Rug Company, we have been serving our clients in Toronto and the surrounding areas for over 65 years. You can choose from our extensive range of broadloom products in different sizes, colours and textures. We also provide window coverings and reupholstering services. For more information, contact us today!