NEW CARPETS! Exciting! The smell, the coziness, there's nothing quite like it.
I don't want to sound like a downer here, but everything wears out over time, including your new carpets. The absolute best that you can do is slow down how fast they wear out.
Here's the top 4 ways to make sure that your carpets last a long time!
1) Vacuum, Vacuum Vacuum!
Vacuum often, daily if you can. Just because a carpet doesn't appear to be dirty to the naked eye doesn't mean its not hiding dirt and other contaminants.
Vacuuming is crucial. You need a high quality vacuum with a beater bar. If your budget allows, a commercial grade vacuum is the best choice. It might seem like a lot of money, but replacing your carpets early is a big that's tough to swallow!
2) Use runners in high traffic areas!
Floor runners (aka mats, rugs etc) are a great way to ward off premature wear in high traffic areas like entrances, hallways etc. Because of foot traffic, floor runners are a great way to make sure that your carpet isn't wearing out in very busy areas. It' also a good idea to check your furniture to see if you need to install felt covers for chair or couch legs to avoid permanent imprints.
3) Educate yourself about the type of carpet you have
Its worth a few minutes time to educate yourself on the actual type of carpet that you have. Why? This will help you care for it using the best ways possible. The carpets manufacturer should have recommendations that you should follow and handy tips for the best maintenance procedures.
4) Know and hire a professional carpet cleaner
A professional carpet cleaner is also a carpet maintenance expert. He is the best friend to your new carpets, and can make them shine for years and years with a regular cleaning program. He can also reduce allergens and other contaminants in your carpet, minimizing potential health hazards for you and your family.