Caseys Carpet Buying Guide
At Caseys you are always welcome to come and browse our extensive range instore. We want to help you enjoy shopping for a new carpet from our wide selection and our expert advice is always free. It is important that you make the right choice to suit your home and lifestyle.
Where to Start?
- Bring us a basic plan of your room(s) and include window and door spaces.
- Bring us any small samples of matching décor, upholstery covering, or carpets.
- Most carpet samples are available on loan.
- Small feeler samples can be ordered from most manufacturers.
- We want information about how much wear and tear you expect your carpet to withstand.
- This will help us help you make the right choice of carpet for your home.
Choosing the Right Carpet
We strongly advise you to consider wear ability when it comes to making your choice. Design, colour, and price are the prime considerations but we want to help you choose the right carpet, so be frank about the use it will receive.
There are no hard and fast rules to choosing the right carpet. We advise according to your own individual needs and daily use. Every style of carpet is unique and has different properties.
- Carpet for your main living area will need to withstand a tremendous amount of wear.
- It is essential you purchase a carpet that is correct for the space and use for which it is intended.
- Please follow our guidelines as an investment in a more durable carpet can pay dividends later.
- Do give us lots of information about your requirements and expectations.
- Be open to suggestions from our expert sales team.
Choosing with Confidence
The buyers at Caseys Furniture travel the world to ensure only the finest products are selected which offer comfort, design, and value to our customers. Your purchase is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of one year from the date you receive it into your home. During this time period, we will repair or replace free of charge anything that proves to be defective. If you feel you have a defective product please contact us at [email protected] and we will do everything possible to quickly resolve your concern.
How to care for your Carpet
- As a general rule always act quickly and mop up spills with a clean white absorbent clot, never use a coloured cloth.
- Do not rub as this will drive the spill further into the pile.
- A wet and dry rechargeable handheld vacuum cleaner is useful for quickly lifting up liquid spills.
- Use a spoon to remove solid spills.
- Finally wipe lightly with a clean white damp cloth.
- Over 80% of the soiling of a carpet comes from dirt brought into the house on outdoor shoes. Try to stop this soiling at source.
- Shoes with a tread pattern cause severe wear particularly as a twisting motion is involved when climbing stairs.
- Ban anyone from wearing heavy soiled footwear in the house e.g. trainers.
- Wearing carpet slippers in the house can help prolong the life of your carpet.
- Use barrier mats at the main entrances to your home.
- Protection for at least the first four footsteps of people entering your home is considered vital.
- Regular vacuuming is essential to maintain the appearance of your carpet.
- Light vacuuming once a day is much better than heavy vacuuming once a week.
- Animal claws can cause considerable damage particularly to loop pile carpets.
- Animal hair contains abrasive oils, which accelerate fibre wear.
- Castor cups are strongly recommended as an effective way to avoid severe indentations and damage caused by furniture castors.
- Re-positioning furniture will help equalise wear in the main walk way areas.
- The carpet immediately in front of your favourite chair is particularly susceptible to accelerated wear, known as slipper shuffle, and can be protected easily with a rug.
Carpet Vacuuming Tips
- Carpets should be vacuumed from day one and then as often as possible thereafter. Forget the old wives' tales about too much vacuuming.
- Ensure you have the correct vacuum cleaner with enough suction to lift dust and grit.
- A cleaner with a rotary brush action is best for maintaining a cut pile carpet.
- A suction-only cleaner should be used for loop pile carpets especially woollen berbers.
- For several weeks after fitting you may notice fluff on the surface of your carpets. This is normal and caused by short or loose fibres left in the pile after finishing.
- Regular light vacuuming will remove any excess loose fibres and fluff.
- Occasional tufts may shoot up above the pile surface and can be cut back with a pair of sharp scissors to the normal pile height.
Wet Cleaning Tips
Wet cleaning is best left to the professionals. Proper shampooing or wet cleaning a carpet will help keep your carpet looking good but if carried out incorrectly can seriously damage your carpet.
Stain resistant treatments on carpets do not keep your carpet stain-proof but do allow you additional time to deal with spills.
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