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Plush carpets are world renowned for their soft, luxurious, feel and beautiful look. As anyone who’s invested in plush flooring knows, though, these carpets need a careful hand to keep them looking and feeling their best. The local experts here at Floor Coverings International of Monmouth County, serving the Holmdel, Manalapan, and Marlboro, New Jersey areas, want you to love your flooring for as long as possible, so we’ve compiled a list of our top tips to keep your plush carpeting at its peak.

  1. Vacuum Regularly— Of course regular cleaning should be part of any carpet maintenance program, but especially with plush carpeting, vacuuming your floor regularly helps ensure that dust doesn’t have a chance to invade and damage your carpet’s fibers. To risk damaging your plush carpets as much as possible, move your vacuum slowly and clean one area completely before changing spots. While vacuuming is usually gentle enough to keep your plush carpet’s fibers intact, it’s important to mitigate any risk by vacuuming slowly and steadily.
  2. Rotate your furniture—If heavy furniture sits in one position on your plush carpet for a long period of time, it has the potential to damage the carpet’s fibers. Moving your furniture even a few inches at regular intervals will help stave off indentations.
  3. Use area rugs— If you have wall-to-wall plush carpeting, adding an area rug is a good way to cut down on the amount of direct foot traffic that your plush carpet receives. Before placing an area rug, though, be sure to check its colorfastness; area rugs are meant to protect, not stain, your carpeting!
  4. Place plush wisely—This tip is more preventative maintenance than upkeep, but if you have yet to purchase plush carpeting, putting thought into its placement can prevent problems later on. Plush carpets do best in rooms with little foot traffic. Guest bedrooms or formal living rooms make much more sense for plush carpeting than hallways or dining rooms.

Searching for even more tips to maintain your plush carpets or interested in adding plush to your home? The experts at Flooring Coverings International of Monmouth and Ocean Counties can help! We serve the greater Marlboro, Manalapan, Middletown, and Holmdel, New Jersey areas and love to talk flooring! Give us a call today and schedule your free, in-home, consultation and estimate.

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