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Regular vacuuming is essential to help keep your carpet looking fresh and new. Make sure you choose a good quality vacuum cleaner with the right type of brush and attachments for your specific carpet to ensure it receives the best cleaning and maintenance.
Loop pile carpets should be vacuumed with a cylinder cleaner using the suction head only. Avoid using beater heads and brushes – they will catch and lift the fibres, and eventually this will give your carpet a bobbled or felted appearance.
Cut pile carpets should ideally be vacuumed with an upright vacuum cleaner with a beater bar and brush. You can also opt to use a cylinder vacuum cleaner with a similar attachment. For durability, ease of cleaning and ongoing appearance, twist pile carpets are generally considered the best to maintain.
With some delicate wool Loop Pile carpets, abrasive brushes can cause what is commonly known as “pilling” if used regularly to vacuum your carpet. If you do have a wool loop pile carpet, we recommend you use a gentle, extra soft brush (if available), or only use the suction head. Do not use a beater brush on these types of carpets. Also bear in mind that heavy footwear and pets’ claws (especially cats) can cause pilling, so take extra care when vacuuming and during everyday use.