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Vacuum Care

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Extraordinarily soft carpets represent the latest in advanced extrusion technology. Because the fibers are so fine and dense, increased suction from a vacuum cleaner is created at the point of contact on the carpet surface.

Therefore, in order to provide maximum care, vacuums with specific features may be necessary to use for optimum maintenance of your extraordinarily soft carpet.


Vacuum cleaner characteristics:



A manual height adjustment feature is imperative as it allows the user to accurately set the height of the brushing action to the proper level for better cleaning and mobility.


Larger wheels will help the vacuum head from sinking into the carpet pile. They also improve the effectiveness of the depth-setting feature.


Weighing less, these vacuums will exert less weight while in use and not sink as deeply into the carpet pile, being easier to move.


The flexibility of adjustable motors often times lowers the brush roll rotation speed and allows easier operation and gentler cleaning. 


For ultra-high pile carpets, it may be necessary to disengage the roller as longer fibers may entangle in the brush roll, causing damage to the tips of the fibers. An option to use suction only is recommended with some fibers.


Vacuum Frequency


A regular maintenance program will help keep your carpet looking great over time. Vacuum your heavy traffic areas, such as hallways, stairs, and exterior entry ways at least twice a week.  Vacuum less heavily used areas weekly. For best results, use a vacuum cleaner with an adjustable beater bar or rotating brush. Use manufacturers’ recommended vacuum or refer to www. for a list of approved vacuum brands. Carpet with thick loop pile construction, particularly wool and wool-blend styles, may be sensitive to brushing or rubbing of the pile surface and may become fuzzy. (Test to make sure the brush is not affecting the fiber tips before regular use.) For these products, and those styles with a combination thick or thin or cable yarn, higher pile shag or new generation soft carpets, a suction-only vacuum is recommended or a vacuum with an adjustable brush lifted away from the carpet so it does not agitate the pile. Be aware of vacuums that have aggressive action which may damage the surface of your carpet. Carpet One Floor & Home does not recommend a vacuum brand. There are brands that offer adjustable beater bars or even a feature to turn the beater bar off in some cases. The Carpet & Rug Institute ( also offers information and ratings of vacuums



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