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Cleaning guide for your carpet

To make sure that your carpet keeps its good looks as long as possible, it is essential to maintain a regular cleaning schedule including the immediate removal of spillages to prevent carpet stains. Prompt action is important in order to avoid the spillage penetrating the pile fibres and becoming fixed. Therefore, a daily check of the carpet is recommended.

When spills occur, it is important that they are cleaned up immediately.

The following is a generic cleaning guide that is not suitable for all types of carpet fibres. We recommend checking with your specific manufactures cleaning guide. When spills occur:

  • Scoop up solids with a knife or spoon
  • Blot up liquids by applying pressure with white tissue paper towels or tissues
  • Determine method of stain removal from the stain treatment guide below
  • Before treating stain, test treatments on an inconspicuous part of the carpet for possible colour change
  • With a blotting or dabbing motion, work inwards from the edge of the stain to prevent it spreading
  • Do not rub carpet pile during the stain removal or rinsing stage
  • When attempting to remove stains, ensure that the carpet is dry before proceeding to the next step in order of treatment
  • Rinse by applying clear, tepid water using a clean cloth or sponge
  • Once the stain has been removed, blot up moisture by applying pressure with white paper towels or tissues
  • Do not walk on carpet until dry

To assist you with your project, contact your nearest Accent Carpet store for more information on commercial flooring and costs.

Stain Type

Treatment

Select stain type to see recommended treatment
Dry cleaning fluid, lighter fuel or mineral turpentine. Caution: Ensure that no flame or lighted cigarette is near, and use in well ventilated area Solution of 1 teaspoon of approved wool detergent with 1 teaspoon of white vinegar and 1 litre of warm water.
Dry cleaning fluid, lighter fuel or mineral turpentine. Caution: Ensure that no flame or lighted cigarette is near, and use in well ventilated area Solution of 1 teaspoon of approved wool detergent with 1 teaspoon of white vinegar and 1 litre of warm water.
Dry cleaning fluid, lighter fuel or mineral turpentine. Caution: Ensure that no flame or lighted cigarette is near, and use in well ventilated area Solution of 1 teaspoon of approved wool detergent with 1 teaspoon of white vinegar and 1 litre of warm water.
Dry cleaning fluid, lighter fuel or mineral turpentine. Caution: Ensure that no flame or lighted cigarette is near, and use in well ventilated area Cold Water Solution of 1 teaspoon of approved wool detergent with 1 teaspoon of white vinegar and 1 litre of warm water.
Dry cleaning fluid, lighter fuel or mineral turpentine. Caution: Ensure that no flame or lighted cigarette is near, and use in well ventilated area Cold Water Solution of 1 teaspoon of approved wool detergent with 1 teaspoon of white vinegar and 1 litre of warm water.
Solution of 1 teaspoon of approved wool detergent with 1 teaspoon of white vinegar and 1 litre of warm water. Dry cleaning fluid, lighter fuel or mineral turpentine. Caution: Ensure that no flame or lighted cigarette is near, and use in well ventilated area
Chewing gum remover (freezing agent)
Mineral Turpentine effectiveness is increased if mixed with an equal quantity of dry-cleaning fluid. Caution: Ensure that no flame or lighted cigarette is near, and use in well ventilated area
Dry cleaning fluid, lighter fuel or mineral turpentine. Caution: Ensure that no flame or lighted cigarette is near, and use in well ventilated area Solution of 1 teaspoon of approved wool detergent with 1 teaspoon of white vinegar and 1 litre of warm water
Hydrogen peroxide (20 vol). Diluted 10 to 1 with cold water. Caution: Do not use on dark or patterned carpet
Cold Water Dye stripper. Dilute 50 to 1 with cold water. Caution: do not use on dark or patterned carpet
Solution of 1 teaspoon of approved wool detergent with 1 teaspoon of white vinegar and 1 litre of warm water

Which Style to Choose

There are three basic carpet construction types that are used to create different styles and textures and all have different features.

Caring for your Carpet

Take a look at our comprehensive guide to make that sure your carpet keeps its good looks for as long as possible.

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