Types of carpets

A lot of people consider buying a carpet as an easy and simple decision to make. You stop by the nearest décor shop; you notice the modern white carpet and start thinking about how good it would look in the middle of your living room. And then you just buy it. And yes, that’s the easy part actually. But then comes to the maintaining, cleaning, and refurbishing of your carpet and buying a white carpet for your living room does not seem such a great purchase anymore.

Regular carpet treatment

The conclusion here is that you should be careful when you choose a carpet for your home and you should consider at least its material and colour. In this regard, the easiest solution to your “how-to clean-my-carpet” problem is hiring a good cleaning company. Most of the companies use high-tech methods and machines and you are 100% guaranteed that your carpet will be fully refreshed, clean and there is no clue of dirt or any ruins because of the cleaning.

But if you insist on cleaning your carpet on your own, I will give you some really useful tips on how to clean carpets and rugs properly depending on their fabric. If you follow them, there’s no need to worry about causing any damage to the fibres by using an appropriate technique of rough scrubbing the stain with strong, chemical cleaning detergent.


It is advisable to clean your wool carpet once or twice a week and the most important rule that you should know is that most of the commercial cleaning detergents for synthetic fibres are not suitable for wool carpets. Bleaching products ruin them, so be careful what cleaning solution you apply. Choose one with pH close to the neutral or use a homemade solution of lukewarm water, mixed with vinegar of baking soda. Clean by blotting and avoid rubbing and scraping because you can break the wool fibres.

Read this guide: Types of Carpet, Styles & Stain Resistant 

Plush or velvet

Even though these carpets look luxurious and give a feeling of warmth and comfort in your home, their maintaining is really difficult. They are very prone to wearing down and scuffing. That’s why you should vacuum the plush or velvet carpet regularly, the more they are vacuumed up, the less soil will build up in the plush fibres. When you treat a stain on your plush carpet always use products, recommended by the manufacturer and blot the stain carefully. Never scrub!


Nylon carpets are perfect for high-traffic areas. They are good in standing-up to stains and considered as the easiest to clean. Regular vacuuming up and cleaning with non-bleach liquid laundry detergent is a perfect cleaning solution for nylon carpets and rugs.

It can be really difficult to figure out how to clean your carpet properly if you have never done it before. As a beginner you might make mistakes that may lead you to ruin your carpet, so you NEED to be careful. If you are someone who does not want to follow these steps doing some research about your carpet will definitely help. Asking professionals about their services will help you to figure out whether you want to hire carpet cleaners to restore your carpet conditions. That Carpet Guy is an amazing company for this job. They are based in Adelaide and will be sure to help you achieve your desired results.