11 October 2020
With technology making new steps every day, come many new ways to make things. One of those things is the synthetic rug. Nowadays you don’t need fancy materials and natural fibres to make an exquisite carpet. You can enjoy the luxury of fancy-looking floor coverings without it costing an arm and a leg to get one. But of course, with nice things comes responsibility. If you want your new carpet to stay looking fabulous for years ahead, you are going to have to know how to care for synthetic rugs.
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General Cleaning and How to Care for Synthetic Rugs
Maintainance is key to sustaining your rugs hygiene and appearance. If you put in a little effort frequently, it will save you having to buy a new rug prematurely. We recommend you incorporate the little tasks into your weekly and monthly routines to preserve your rug’s new-look. Here are a few tips on how to care for your synthetic rug:
- The first and most vital of your tasks is hoovering. If you hoover your rugs twice weekly, you will minimise the chance of dirt working its way so deep into the fibres that it ruins it. When you have children or pets, you may have to hoover 3-4 times a week. If possible, it may be a good idea to pick your rug up and give it a good shaking outside.
- When you notice a spill on your carpet, tackle the issue immediately. If those nasty stains get the chance to dry, it is near impossible to remove them. Paper towels or absorbent cloths are a good thing to have handy for these kinds of disasters.
- Call in professional cleaners to give your rugs a nice freshening up. No matter the amount of attention you give to your carpets, nothing can achieve the same results like a little bit of professional care. Your floor coverings will be grateful.
How to Clean up Spills and Stains Synthetic Rugs
No matter the amount of care, sooner or later the unthinkable is going to happen. Spills and stains are unavoidable in life. It is an inevitability that is impossible to escape. That is why you need to be armed with the knowledge of how to deal with such mishaps. The best way to do this is to catch them on time. However, we are humans. Sometimes we miss the stains. Here is our advice on how to deal with general carpet stains:
- Make sure there is no dry dirt on the spill. You don’t want any more dirt sneaking its way into the fibres. A vacuum could help with this task.
- If the stain still holds moisture, blot it gently with a paper towel or an absorbent cloth. Never rub, you don’t want to end up damaging the fibres or rubbing the dirt in, causing a stain.
- Now get your cleaning agent. You can use a shop-bought detergent or a DIY solution. The choice is yours.
- Apply your cleaning solution to an absorbent towel. Start blotting the area gently. Use different parts of the towel so as not to reapply dirt that you have removed. Start from the outer edge of the stain inwards. You don’t want it to spread.
- Leave the cleaning agent for 5 minutes to work its magic.
- Now get a clean cloth and dampen it lightly with cool water. Use this to rinse out the suds from the cleaning solution.
- Once you have removed all traces of the solution, get a dry, clean cloth or paper towels and use it to blot up any excess moisture.
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4 October 2020
Our home interior is the reflection of our inner self. Velvet fabric is an indulgence not many people dare to take on. But, if the opportunity presents itself, getting a velvet sofa is going to change your living space forever. If you have decided to make the lavish decision of adding a piece of luxury furniture to your home, you are going to need to know how to care for a velvet sofa the right way.
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26 September 2020
Our upholstered furniture is one of the greater pride and joys in our life. On this hard path through our existence, there are few achievements that are actually long-lasting. Although it might sound silly, decorating and creating your home is one of the most soul-nurturing things we can do. However, fabric-covered furniture has a large range of enemies that line up to try and ruin its beautiful appearance. One of those staining foes is blood. Blood can be hard to get out of upholstered furniture, especially if it has dried out. That is why we have put this guide together to explain how to clean blood stains from upholstery.Read More »
5 September 2020
Wool rugs can be a great investment to your home. For one, they are a natural, renewable fibre that deters bacteria and dust mites, courtesy of lanolin. Wool floor coverings are also warm and soft underfoot, work beautifully with indoor decor, and are durable when cared for properly. Machine-woven wool rugs can last up to 20-30 years. Tufted wool rugs have been known to last up to sixty years. Not only are they long-lasting, but they maintain that new-rug-look with proper care. That is why we will tell you how to clean your wool rug at home.Read More »
26 July 2020
Carpet cleaning isn’t as simple as it may first seem. You can’t just get any old carpet detergent and clean all your carpets the same way. Why, you ask? Because not all carpets are the same. Each type of carpet or rug needs unique attention and care. Lack of knowledge on specific rug care can lead to damaging your carpet fibres, decolouration, or even fraying and holes. That’s why, if you’d rather attempt the clean at home instead of professional carpet cleaning, we will guide you to the best way to clean your carpets at home as per your carpet type.Read More »
28 November 2019
Buying leather furniture is often about having a thing of beauty in your living room or workplace. Leather sofas are considered to be comfortable and hardwearing too.
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There’s another big factor in the leather vs fabric debate. Recent research shows that 95% of people who buy leather furniture expect it to last longer than fabric. Also, the popular perception is that leather is easier to clean and maintain.
4 April 2019
Moving into a new home can be very exciting. It can also be very stressful. This end of tenancy moving guide is designed to help you make sure you experience a smooth move rather than a rough ride.
We like to think our checklist is pretty comprehensive and we are confident that by following it, moving out of a rented property and moving into your new home will be less stressful and more exciting.
How much time you give yourself to do all these tasks will depend on how much you need to do – so we recommend you scan through the list now and decide how much time to give yourself – some people need at least 2 months.Read More »
22 December 2018
Louise, a Landlady in Wandsworth, reached out to us via the contact form on our website in need of an end of tenancy cleaning for her property after the previous tenants, not realising it was their responsibility, failed to organise their own cleaning. Read More »
26 October 2018
Carpets can make a home feel nice and cosy. Carpets not only feel nice under ones feet, they also act as a sound and thermal insulation. However, they also trap a lot of airborne dust that would otherwise cause allergies and affects those who suffer from asthma. As with everything we often use, they accumulate dust and grime and after few months start to look grubby. Read More »