We don’t just sell flooring products at Gary’s Floor & Home; we strive to help our customers, families, and homeowners protect their flooring investments and enjoy their dream homes for decades. With these best carpet care and maintenance practices, you can keep your soft surfaces looking attractive while spending less time cleaning!


Taking preventative steps is the best way to maintain your carpet around the clock. Start by investing in the proper vacuum cleaner that matches your carpet type and vacuuming your carpet regularly. Use mats at all entranceways and consider having residents and guests remove footwear by the door. Make sure to keep all pet nails and claws trim to avoid snagging the carpet, brush your cats and dogs regularly to reduce pet dander, and make sure to complete house-training before your pets can spend time on carpet.

Carpet Spills & Stains

In an active home, spills and spots will eventually land on your carpet. When they do occur, treat them as soon as you can using warm water and a clean cloth to prevent moisture absorption and permanent stains from forming. Gently remove any large food particles with a spoon first, then begin blotting the stain with the clean cloth and warm water from the perimeter of stain towards the center. If you need more spot treatment, use a gentle, carpet-specific cleaner recommended from your flooring manufacturer’s warranty. We also recommend periodic or annual professional carpet cleaning.


When it comes to caring for your carpet, always remove loose dirt, dust, and debris regularly as a cleaning and precautionary step. By vacuuming your carpet several times a week, you are removing particles from the surface, preventing abrasion, and restoring a vibrant appearance. The Carpet and Rug Institute recommends that carpet be vacuumed one time per week for every household member including pets. Avoid using a vacuum cleaner with a beater bar on delicate carpet fibers and check your carpet manufacturer’s warranty and recommendations before investing in a robot vacuum cleaner.


Once you have selected the gorgeous carpet to complete your design vision, it’s time to prepare for installation! The installation experts at Gary’s Floor & Home have compiled our best tips and practices for you to complete before, during, and after the carpet installation process. Learn more about what to expect here:


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