This festive season has brought on a shift in traditions in some ways, less in-store shopping, and more intimate gatherings, but as we approach the December holidays and the New Year, one thing will remain the same— people + parties = carpet stains!
So let’s dive into two topics: stain-resistant carpet and tackling the toughest stains.
Stain-Resistant Carpet to Consider
First, let’s talk about stain-resistant carpet. Is it too good to be true? Absolutely not! With advanced technology, carpet is now made softer, stronger, and more stain-resistant than ever before. No longer do families have to live in fear of every inevitable spill or mishap. The carpet is now built to stand up to life’s beautiful messes. Let’s get you familiar with a few of our favourite stain-resistant carpet options.
Alla Moda Carpet
The Alla Moda Carpet Collection is an Australian-made carpet range that offers superior wear and colour fastness as well as advanced stain and soil resistance. It’s manufactured using premium solution-dyed nylon (SDN) fibres which offer exceptional wear resistance without sacrificing comfort and softness.
Browse the range of Alla Moda flooring on our website.
Desire Carpet Collection
The Desire Carpet Collection is Australian Made and is a very resilient carpet well-suited to families and rental properties.
Desire is a particularly great choice for households with pets and kids or for smaller dwellings like apartments and townhouses where cooking smells can permeate carpet causing unpleasant odours. Desire is treated with Active8 which neutralises odours and comes with an odour-resistance warranty to back it up.
It also stands up extremely well to household wear and tear and has great cleanability. Made from Solution Dyed Nylon, it’s also extremely soft.
Desire is particularly well-suited to the Australian climate because it has a UV-resistant treatment which means you can open up blinds and curtains to let the sun in without worrying about fading.
Browse the wide range of carpets in our Desire collection on our website.
Eco Plus Carpet Collection
Eco Plus is a soft, warm and plush carpet that doesn’t compromise on durability, wear and stain resistance. The Eco Plus carpet range offers superior stain protection that never wears off making it extremely low maintenance, easy-clean carpet.
It’s perfect for at-home entertainers, households with kids and pets, as well as rental properties.
It’s also eco-friendly and comes in a wide range of stylish, nature-inspired colours and textures and is made using the latest deep dyeing technology with heat infused colour that locks the dye into each fibre.
Browse the wide range of carpets in our EcoPlus collection on our website.
How to Tackle Tough Carpet Stains during the Festive Season
Unless you already have stain-resistant carpet in your home or you miraculously manage to get new stain-resistant carpet installed before the holidays (not likely, but we can dream), you’re going to benefit BIG from the following information.
These five stains are intimidating but are no match for the simple-to-follow carpet cleaning steps brought to you by Carpet One Floor & Home (Global).
Household Supplies for Cleaning Carpet Stains
Did you know that everything you need to clean most carpet stains is likely already in your home? Here’s the list of basic household supplies that you’ll need to tackle the five stains we’re going to cover today:
- Detergent solution (1/2 tsp clear dishwashing liquid + 1 cup warm water)
- Pre-soak solution (1 tsp enzyme laundry detergent + 1 cup water)
- White vinegar
- White paper towels or cloths
- Baking soda
- Dry powder
- Soft bristle brush
- Butter knife
- Clothes iron
- Brown paper
How to Clean a Red Wine Stain from your Carpet
ether you’re a year-round connoisseur or a special occasion type of drinker when red wine spills it packs a pigmented punch. Take a look at how this beloved beverage can be tackled in a few simple steps.
How to Clean a Hot Chocolate Stain from your Carpet
On the topic of beloved beverages, there’s nothing quite like hot cocoa during the holiday season. At the table, by the fire, or whenever little ones might carry their cup, spilled cocoa makes a mark. Erasing any sign of the chocolatey treat is easier than you might think.
How to Clean a Lipstick Stain from your Carpet
Who said just because you’re not going out or entertaining this year means you can’t put on your holiday-inspired red lip? We don’t know about you, but there’s something about a red lip that instantly lifts spirits. Here is a simple, how-to if your favourite shade of rouge takes a tumble onto the carpet.
How to Clean Spilled Candlewax from your Carpet
There’s nothing quite like the ambience created by candlelight. A candlelit dinner, games with the family, or simply just because—we love a good display of candles come the holiday season. If spilled, cleaning candle wax from the carpet can seem like an impossible feat. In actuality, it takes fewer steps to lift hardened wax than it does to clean nearly any other stain you might face.
How to Clean Up Puppy Piddle from your Carpet
We’ll spare you a video demonstration of this stain, but it’s one of those real-life circumstances that we felt it was important to include. If you’re lucky enough to find a puppy under your tree this Christmas, we have you covered for the unavoidable messes that are to come. Take the following steps for any urine stain, fresh or dry.
Step 1: For a fresh stain, blot up excess moisture. For a dry stain, begin at step 2.
Step 2: Apply detergent solution with a damp towel.
Step 3: Blot-don’t rub.
Step 4: Apply white vinegar with a damp towel.
Step 5: Blot-don’t rub.
Step 6: Apply water with a damp sponge.
Step 7: Blot again.
Step 8: Absorb excess moisture by covering with a half-inch thick pad of paper towels and weighing down with books.
If you are ever looking for advice on your floors, our experts in store are always available and happy to assist. What they don’t know about flooring is not worth knowing! You can find a store to visit by heading to our website, or you can reach out to us via CONTACT US.
And why not get inspired by our latest lookbook!
Our current campaign lookbook is Celebrate with Style: Making Memories This Festive Season. In it we have fabulous ideas for the most stylish celebrations and some simple ways to create a beautiful party-ready atmosphere, so you can relax with family & friends.
Visit our Lookbook page for design ideas!