If you have ever had to buy a new carpet, couch, or rug for commercial premises, be it for offices, a retail store, or a meeting suite, then you will know that they are not the cheapest items you will ever buy for your business. Even once you have bought them, you then have the costs of couch cleaning, carpet cleaning and maintenance to keep them looking as good as new for as long as possible.
As with anything of value, how well you look after your commercial carpets, couches and rugs will determine whether you see them last for their expected lifespan or, whether they need to be replaced sooner rather than later. One reason why carpets or couches often do not have a long lifespan is simply that the person responsible for them, such as a business owner or office landlord, does not know anything about caring for commercial couches and carpets.
So, by following the tips below, not only will you keep your carpets in great condition for longer, but you will also reduce how much you have to spend repairing, and ultimately replacing, your carpets and rugs over time.
Buy Quality Carpets, Couches and Rugs: Maybe too late for some, but if you are considering buying new carpets or couches for a business premises soon, then invest the extra for high-quality furniture. They are easier to clean, are more hard-wearing and as result, will last longer than cheaper options which are a false economy.
Vacuum Daily: One of the simplest and cheapest ways to prolong the lifespan of your commercial carpets and rugs is to vacuum them daily. This will remove those tiny pieces of dirt and grit which attack the fibres and accelerate carpet wear.
Place Mats In Areas Most At Risk: There will be several areas of your carpets that are prone to the most wear and tear, and by identifying these and placing mats on top, you can protect your carpet where it is most vulnerable. Examples include the main entrance and outside the doors to rooms such as the staff canteen and main offices.
Reposition Furniture Regularly: If it is at all possible, you should seek opportunities to occasionally move certain items of office furniture or equipment. This will mean that areas of your carpet that receive a lot of foot traffic, such as in front of the photocopier or coffee machine, are given relief if the reason for that excessive use is moved to another location in the office.
Utilise Window Blinds: One of the causes of the deterioration of couches and carpets which few people are aware of is sunlight and in particular the sunlight that comes in through office windows. The UV light from the sun fades couches and carpets so by ensuring that the windows have blinds that can still allow in plenty of light, but which also reduce the level of direct sunlight diminishing the furniture, you will prolong it’s life.
Ensure Spills Are Cleaned Up Immediately: Not rocket science and certainly not requiring many words to explain it, this tip states that the sooner spills are cleaned up, the less chance there is of a permanent stain on the couch or carpet.
Invest In Professional Commercial Cleaning: By having your furniture cleaned by professionals when the need arises, you will be bringing it back to looking its best and will prolong its life as it will not need replacing as quickly if it is free of stains and unsightly marks.