The ultimate guide to cleaning rugs and thick carpets

VAX Rapid Power Pro Upright carpet upholstery washer and cleaner being used on a thick carpet
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Each and every home should bring comfort and warmth to those who live within its four walls. They are our little oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world, so having a space we love is very important. 

One of the best ways to bring about the desired level of comfort is with warm surfaces that help to create that perfect domestic ambience. 

Items like thick carpets and rugs are the perfect way to do this, helping to create the ideal atmosphere. 

The only drawback is that these thick rugs and carpets can sometimes be tricky to clean. But fear not, with the right cleaning tools available, it is possible to stay on top of your rugs and carpets with ease. 

In the latest Direct Vacuums blog, we take a look at what can be done to keep your carpets or rugs looking fantastic. 

Getting your rugs looking their best 

A close up of a beige fur rug

Because rugs can be moved easily, the cleaning process can be a little different. One of the best things you can do is shake or beat the rug to help remove some of the dirt and debris that may have found its way into the fibres. A quick run over with a powerful vacuum cleaner is a good idea too, as this can pick up other bits and bobs. 

Carpet shampoos can be great on thick rugs, although testing the shampoo on a small part first to ensure it works correctly and doesn’t ruin or discolour your rug is wise. 

Wool rugs require a slightly different approach. Here, a gentler method needs to be adopted, and a mix of non-bio laundry detergent and cold water can be dabbed onto the wool carpet to help shift dirt. 

Taking your rug outside to clean it is also not a bad idea, though obviously choose a time when the weather is dry and your rug won’t encounter additional muck! What’s more, in the summer months, allowing your rug to dry outside can help speed the process up and get it looking brilliant in no time. 

Cleaning thick carpets 

While rugs are fairly easy to move around and potentially take outside to clean, carpets are a different proposition altogether.  

Cleaning thick carpets requires an alternative approach, and there are a few challenges you can find yourself facing. 

One is the number of different elements your carpet can encounter. In busy homes, dust, dirt, debris, pet hair, and all manner of other things can impact the cleanliness of your carpet. For thick carpets, their very design makes them more susceptible to gathering and keeping such elements in their pores.

A Vax Pet advance lightweight upright carpet cleaner

Because rugs can be moved easily, the cleaning process can be a little different. One of the best things you can do is shake or beat the rug to help remove some of the dirt and debris that may have found its way into the fibres. A quick run over with a powerful vacuum cleaner is a good idea too, as this can pick up other bits and bobs. 

Carpet shampoos can be great on thick rugs, although testing the shampoo on a small part first to ensure it works correctly and doesn’t ruin or discolour your rug is wise. 

Wool rugs require a slightly different approach. Here, a gentler method needs to be adopted, and a mix of non-bio laundry detergent and cold water can be dabbed onto the wool carpet to help shift dirt. 

Taking your rug outside to clean it is also not a bad idea, though obviously choose a time when the weather is dry and your rug won’t encounter additional muck! What’s more, in the summer months, allowing your rug to dry outside can help speed the process up and get it looking brilliant in no time. 

Cleaning thick carpets 

While rugs are fairly easy to move around and potentially take outside to clean, carpets are a different proposition altogether.  

Cleaning thick carpets requires an alternative approach, and there are a few challenges you can find yourself facing. 

One is the number of different elements your carpet can encounter. In busy homes, dust, dirt, debris, pet hair, and all manner of other things can impact the cleanliness of your carpet. For thick carpets, their very design makes them more susceptible to gathering and keeping such elements in their pores. 

You can also steam clean thick carpets, which is a effective and powerful approach. The steam from a steam cleaner gets deep into fibres of the carpet to shift dirt and help remove ground-in and deep-lying dirt. 

If your thick carpet gets a stain, then a different approach should be taken. Stains can be a real problem, and are a definite eyesore when they do occur. This means finding a suitable solution should be a priority. Baking soda and vinegar can help shift stains, with a mixed solution being left for a few hours and cleaned off often doing the trick.  

A Vax Spotwash spot cleaner

We also really like the Vax Carpet Cleaner Spotwash product, which zones in on stained areas and helps you to shift any build up. 

Different types of stain may require different solutions, so do your research and try to find the perfect combination of elements to shift your specific stain. 

Cure your thick carpet and rug cleaning woes with Direct Vacuums 

At Direct Vacuums, we have a host of carpet cleaning products that can support your requirements.  

Our range includes high-quality, new and refurbished vacuum cleaners from leading brands, including Hoover, Vax and Vytronix. 

Our range of new and refurbished steam cleaners can also help you get on top of your carpet and rug cleaning projects. And our dedicated carpet cleaners can work their magic and benefit your home. 

Be sure to browse through the full collection of Direct Vacuums products available and make a positive purchase for your rugs and carpets today. 

Check our delivery options too, and if you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to contact the Direct Vacuums team. We will be happy to help. 

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