Aftercare (Carpets & Wetrooms)


How to look after your Carpet

All our carpets come protected against spills and stains. There are a few simple rules to follow to help prolong the life of your carpet and if an accidental spillage should occur.

Day to Day Carpet Care

Looking after your new T&A Flooring carpet well will extend its life and give you a fabulous looking floor for years.

The main thing to avoid is allowing particles of loose dirt and dust from working their way into the carpet pile where they will act abrasively on the fibres and discolour the carpet. This can be avoided by vacuuming your new carpet regularly; by that we mean at least two or three times a week.

In addition a large quality doormat just insdie external doorways will reduce dirt from outside being brought in and trampled around the house.

Loop pile carpets are best when vacuumed with a cylinder cleaner using the suction head only and cut pile carpets prefer to be vacuumed with an upright cleaner with beater bar and brush. Vacuum all carpets as soon as they are laid.

Spills and Stains

There are some general rules for dealing with all stains and spillages. Ideally they should be tackled immediately. Act promptly and blot off all the liquid stain with dry kitchen roll or a clean dry white cloth. Semi solid substances should be removed with a plastic spatula.

To clean off any remaining stain use a clean damp cloth soaked in warm water to blot the stain. Use a dabbing action with the cloth and then blot out the remaining liquid with dry kitchen towel.

Do not rub the pile surface of your carpet or over wet the stain.

Always work from the outside of the stain inwards to minimise the stain spreading. For more persistent or unusual stains we always recommend that you contact a professional carpet cleaner. Contact us and we'd be happy to recommend one.


The great thing about a wet room is ....

  • A wet room is super-stylish and perfect for creating a contemporary look.
  • As a second bathroom, a wet room can easily increase the value of your home.
  • Great for small bathrooms - removing the bath creates loads more space.
  • Wet rooms are, in general, easier to clean. There's no shower screen or tray to worry about and if you go for a wall-hung sink and toilet, it's easier still.
  • If it's done properly, your floor (the bit under the tiles) is better protected than it would be in a standard bathroom.

However ....

  • In small bathrooms, watch out for wet towels and loo roll caused by spray from the shower
  • You'll need a professional fitter to waterproof the room - if it's not done properly leaking water can cause damage
  • Wet rooms should be tiled from floor to ceiling. If you go for porous stone tiles, they may need to be resealed every few months, which is hard work.
  • Swapping a main bathroom with bath for a wet room could make your home less saleable - buyers want at least one bath.

Why not install underfloor heating?

It keeps the tiles warm underfoot and helps dry out the water on the floor.

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