Tips to Protect Carpet in High Traffic Areas

February 6, 2023

Keeping your carpet clean can be a real challenge. Especially when you have kids, pets and shoes in your home. Here are some tips to help you protect your carpet in high traffic areas.

First, vacuum often. Vacuuming helps to remove dirt and debris from your floors before it can settle into the fibers of your carpet and cause wear patterns.

Second, place rugs or mats in high traffic areas to reduce soiling and wear. Area rugs are perfect for hallways, entrances to the outdoors, around furniture and in other areas where people walk through your home frequently.

Third, use casters underneath your furniture to distribute weight and reduce the stress on your carpet. Moving your furniture every few months will help to evenly distribute wear and tear on your flooring, extending the life of your carpets and making them look like new ones for longer.

Fourth, take your shoes off when you enter the house to prevent foot traffic from wearing down carpets. This will help to prolong the life of your carpet and also keep your entire home clean.

Fifth, keep pets off of carpeted areas to prevent stains and damage. Pets tend to be very messy so training them not to use carpeted areas is a great way to prevent any unwanted stains or damage.

Taking your shoes off when you enter the house and using a doormat will greatly help to reduce the amount of soil that is sprayed in by foot. Soaking your feet in a tub of water before entering the house will also help to get rid of any dust and dirt that may be on your feet when you arrive.


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