How you manage cleaning and care for your carpets and hard floor surfaces will make them look good and add years to their life. The most common offender is grit brought into the house on the soles of shoes. Next time you walk up some old stone steps perhaps leading to an old church or museum, have a look at the steps, you might notice that the first few stone steps are worn more than the others, this is because they pick up more grit from our shoes than the top stairs. This also happens in our homes, if shoes are no taken off then dirt and grit is deposited at the entrance of your house and perhaps the first few steps of your staircase. Have you ever noticed that carpets and hard floors upstairs are in better condition than downstairs? because the grit has already been rubbed off on the way in.
I have put together a few tips on how to best look after your carpets and hard floors and also some suggestions on the best type of vacuum cleaner to buy.