If you’re considering fitting carpet in your home read our five useful facts about carpet. From care tips to stain removal, these five facts are sure to keep your carpet a lasting feature in your home.

Carpet is an enduringly popular flooring choice throughout the world. It has a long history, dating back thousands of years. The first carpets are thought to have originated in Central Asia to insulate nomad’s tents. Carpet weaving then moved across Asia and the Middle East over a number of centuries by traders and migrating nomads.


  1. 1.     Carpet can be beneficial for allergy sufferers


There are more benefits to keeping your carpet well maintained than just its appearance. It’s thought that a regularly cleaned carpet can improve air quality in a room. This is because the carpet’s fibres trap dust and allergens and leave the air cleaner. This is of particular benefit to allergy sufferers, especially those with asthma.

But if a carpet is not cleaned properly this can actually make allergies worse! It pays to keep your carpets well-tended.


  1. 2.    Talk to the professionals


Keeping your carpet clean on a daily basis is the best thing you can do for the all-round maintenance of your carpet. However, it is often recommended that you get your carpet professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months. This will extend the lifespan of your carpet and keep those allergy aggravating dust particles at bay.


  1. 3.    A sprinkle of salt will make your carpet sparkle


Sometimes the thriftiest tips are the best when it comes to caring for your carpet. If your carpet is starting to look dull and tired, simple table salt could be the answer. Liberally sprinkle regular salt on your carpet or rug and let it sit for an hour. When you’re ready, simply vacuum the salt up from the carpet and it will be revitalised in no time!


  1. 4.    Iron out your candle wax woes


Lighting candles adds warmth and atmosphere to your room, especially in the winter months. However, spilled candle wax can be difficult to remove and damaging to your carpet.

If you place a brown paper bag over the wax stain and put a hot iron over the bag the wax will melt and absorb into the paper.  It’s the perfect no-nonsense way to deal with wax spills.


  1. 5.    Invest in some underlay


One thing we know for certain will enhance your carpet in countless ways is investing in a good quality underlay. Carpet, and flooring of any kind, relies on underlay in more ways than most people realise.

Whether you want to add extra cushioning, insulate your home or reduce wear and tear, underlay can make a real difference to your home. The short-term benefits include wonderful comfort underfoot from the added cushioning. In the long term there are many benefits that will save you money and keep your house comfortable. Heat insulating underlay will help to reduce energy bills in your home, hardwearing underlay will make the floor look like new for much longer and our moisture protection underlay will help to prevent your floors from becoming damp.

Here at QA Flooring Solutions we offer a comprehensive range of underlay for every application. Our revolutionary three step Traffilay system can help you decide exactly the right underlay for you and your home.

Simply tell us your flooring type – carpet or otherwise – the level of traffic in your home and the benefits you want from your underlay.  Our Traffilay system will then recommend the perfect underlay based on your requirements and your home. With QA, finding the perfect underlay couldn’t be easier!


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