When you choose carpet, you'll find a wealth of benefits that will serve you for up to 20 years, depending on your options. But maintenance and protection can be just as crucial to your floor's lifespan.

Knowing how to protect your flooring once it's in place is critical, especially if you have pets or children. Here are four tips to help keep you moving forward.

1. Vacuum as needed –
Vacuum in homes with average traffic once every week is usually sufficient. However, if your home is busier or has less traffic, you can adjust depending on your carpet type.

2. Tend to spills and messes immediately –
If you have a spill or mess, clean it up as soon as it happens, even with built-in stain protection. This way, there's less chance that anything can set into the fiber of your carpet.

3. Use runners or rugs –
Runners and area rugs offer exceptional protection in high traffic, especially if you have children. These surfaces catch and trap debris and keep daily wear off the surface of your flooring.

4. Choose professional cleaning as recommended –
Our carpet store offers professional cleaning services necessary for a deep clean that brings beautiful, fresh-smelling floors. Be sure to get professional cleaners once every 12 to 18 months for the best results.

Visit our carpet store for more tips

Gowdy Flooring is always ready to help you find the perfect floor covering for every room in your home, whether your remodel is large or small. When you tell us about your personal needs, we’ll work diligently to bring solutions that work for you and your household.

You’ll find the perfect carpet in Amarillo, TX, when you visit our showroom and browse our extensive inventory. We serve Amarillo, Canyon, Dumas, Borger, and Hereford, TX, and we invite you to visit us whenever you're in the area.