Maintenance Differences for Carpets vs. Hardwood Floors

Portable Swiffer mop cleaning hardwood mahogany flooring

Whether you install hardwood flooring or carpeting in your property is generally down to personal preference. However, the way these surfaces need to be maintained differs, which may affect your choice. Let’s look at the main differences between the maintenance requirements for each type and see which one might be the most convenient option for your home or business premises. We’ll start by looking at cleaning hardwood floors and carpets, then move on to long-term maintenance tasks.

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Eight Common Carpet Cleaning Myths to Ignore

Beige carpeting with rainbow colored line from sunlight through living room window

It’s not too difficult to look after your carpets, especially with the help of local carpet cleaning companies. However, there are a few myths about carpet cleaning and carpet care that you should be aware of, in order to avoid making rookie mistakes. In this article, we’re going to dispel 8 of the most common carpet cleaning myths we’ve heard over the years.

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Steam vs. Shampoo Carpet Cleaning

Professional carpet cleaning technician using steam cleaner on white carpeting

As a homeowner, keeping your carpet clean seems like a never-ending war. All carpet fibers trap dirt particles, pet dander, dust, and other detritus. You can get rid of some of it with regular vacuuming, but what’s leftover and can’t be sucked up by vacuuming will accumulate. That means your carpet continues getting dirty over time even though you vacuum regularly. Deep cleaning your carpet annually helps maintain a relatively germ-free environment for you and your loved ones. But if you’re like many homeowners, you’re not quite sure which method – steam or shampoo – is the best to go with. Before scheduling Boulder carpet cleaning, educate yourself about the differences between the two so you can make an informed decision.

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Does My Carpet Need Stretching? How to Tell

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Carpeting isn’t just a decorative element in your home, it’s an essential component that functions not only as a room insulator but also softens floors you regularly walk on. Carpet is great for traipsing around barefoot, relaxing on your back while watching the television, or for playing board games with family and friends. For most homeowners, the expectation is that taking care of carpeting will maintain its beauty and lifespan. The best place to start is regular vacuuming, but more intense steam cleaning or shampooing may be required. Over time, you may notice lumps or waves in your carpeting, making you wonder if it needs to be stretched.

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