No carpet or rug is absolutely stain proof. Some carpets and rugs have stain resistant treatments that improve your ability to clean stains, but not eliminate them entirely. Similarly, carpets or rugs with soil resistant treatments reduce the rate of soiling, but all carpets and rugs require proper care and regular maintenance.
Staining versus Soiling
Often, there is confusion about the difference between soiling and staining carpet. The majority of stain complaints are actually soil related.
For example, many sugar-based spills, such as soft drinks and coffee, leave a sugar residue after removal. This sticky residue readily attracts soil from ordinary shoe traffic, and the resulting discolored area appears to be a stain. The same thing happens when spills are cleaned with a detergent solution and the area is not sufficiently rinsed with plain water, leaving a sticky detergent residue which attracts dirt and other particles. It is important to rinse thoroughly with water and blot dry after removing any spill. Proper cleaning products and techniques will help minimize soiling.
The Floor Store is proud to offer many carpet selections of exceptional quality with stain and soil resistant qualities. Your new carpet or rug could actually “ugly” out long before it “wears” out. To ensure years of enjoyment and performance, maintain your new carpet or rug with this comprehensive care program made up of four parts:
Preventive Maintenance – Protect your investment before problems occur
Vacuuming – The most important step in caring for your carpet and rugs
Spot and Spill Removal – Because, let’s face it, they just can’t always be avoided
Overall Cleaning – Because vacuuming just doesn’t get everything.