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Carpet Care & Maintenance

At Metro Flooring & Design Flooring, we recommend frequent care and maintenance to keep your new carpet looking beautiful & feeling plush. We understand you don’t always have a lot of time to invest in upkeep, so just follow this simple routine to ensure the longevity of your carpet.

Establish a preventative maintenance routine. Remove outdoor shoes before walking across your carpet so you don’t track dirt inside the house, and use a good quality carpet pad for additional support. Create a routine that works with your current cleaning schedule. Daily to weekly vacuuming with a manufacturer-approved appliance is really all you need to keep your carpets looking and feeling great. For vacuum cleaning tips for any of our Shaw Floors carpets, read more at

Professional Cleaning

We also suggest a professional cleaning and a hot water extraction every 18-24 months. Regardless of what kind of care and maintenance routine you establish for yourself, make sure you’re following the recommendations of your carpet manufacturer to ensure maximum effectiveness and a beautiful end result.

Incorporate a deeper clean for your carpet into your spring-cleaning to remove any wintery residue, and again at the first signs of autumn to prepare your home for increased indoor living.

Stain Removal

If you entertain a lot or have young children and pets, messes can fall onto your carpet over time no matter how hard you try to be careful. Many of our carpets are sold with stain-resistant technology built right into the fibers.

Your first inclination when it comes to common household stains like spilled milk, pet accidents or makeup stains may be to immediately clean up the mess. However, you should first establish whether it’s an oil-based stain or water-based stain, then consult with the manual for any stain removal guidelines. Some messes will just wipe away with a cleaning cloth, while others will require more steps, so it is always best to consult with your manufacturer's guidelines before treatment. If you have carpets manufactured by Shaw Floors, we recommend using the R2X Carpet Stain & Soil Remover.

Additional resources:

Looking for additional information about upkeep for your carpet? Bookmark this list of additional care and maintenance tips plus stain removal resources to help keep your carpets looking and feeling plush:

Preventative Maintenance: LEARN MORE

Carpet Cleaning Tips: LEARN MORE

Common Household Stains:LEARN MORE

Vacuum Guidelines: LEARN MORE

About Shaw R2X Technology: LEARN MORE