The ultimate guide to taking care of your carpets

Posted: 21st Jan 2019

It can feel like keeping your home fresh is a never-ending job

No sooner have you finished one task than it's time for the next one to be done. In the latest of a series of features, we take a look at exactly what you can do to help you maximise the lifespan of your soft furnishings and household fabrics.

One area where this does apply is your soft furnishings and household fabrics. So when it comes down to it, what exactly should you be considering, before you make a purchase? Well, this guide, courtesy of Terry's Fabrics, explains all...


You can't avoid having foot traffic on your carpets. However, try these tips to make sure you get your money's worth...

A value material will typically last for five years, while a mid-range material is normally fine for 15 years (this goes down to five years if it isn't properly maintenance). A premium material will normally last for 25 years (this drops to 15 if it isn't cared for).

To help to maintain yours, try the following:

Daily: You should clean any spillages or noticeable marks as soon as you can. Avoid wearing your shoes around the house, as this will help to cut down on excessive daily wear and tear.

Weekly: Give your carpet a thorough vacuum and spot clean any of the stains that you could have overlooked with a mix of water and mild detergent.

Occasionally: Avoid any localised carpet wear and tear, along with permanent indentations that can be left by your furniture. Try to rearrange your room every few months.