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Give your carpets some New Year TLC

Muddy footprints, wine spillages, trampled in mince pies crumbs, remnants of sausage rolls and not to mention whatever the kids have been eating!

Your poor carpets will have been subjected to a lot of trauma over the festive season.

But don’t worry, when the last of the Christmas visitors and
New Year party guests have left and the Christmas tree pine needles have dropped their last, then it’s time to show your carpets some TLC for 2017.

We can recommend a number of trusted and reliable carpet cleaning professionals across the PE postcode district.

Click on the drop-down list to the right and select 'Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner', enter your postcode and click Go. Yes, we also have a number of recommended upholstery professionals who can give your sofas and armchairs that same loving attention.

Perhaps you want to go that one step further, and have been waiting for the New Year to have new carpets in selected rooms or throughout the house.

Safe Local Trades can help with that too – we have a number of reputable carpet fitters working throughout our operating areas.

In the meantime, here are a few things to think about when choosing carpet for your home:

  • If you have a young family and pets then look for a hardwearing carpet in a forgiving colour, such as a textured loop pile or a quality hard-twist cut.
  • If you’re a couple looking for a touch of luxury, you might opt for a plush pile in a flat colour.
  • Cut piles include plush piles, which are super soft and look like velvet. If you want that squishy, luxurious feeling then dense, plush-pile carpets are lovely, but bear in mind they show footprints.
  • Think about the look - Darker colours help make a room appear cosier. Lighter colours make a room appear larger. A popular option is to choose a carpet that combines two colours in a subtle, neutral blend. It’s more forgiving when it comes to stains.
  • Carpet will appear lighter once installed and will fade over time, so choose one that is a shade or two deeper than you planned.
  • Do some research or ask questions about the fibre, for example, wool is cool in summer and warm in winter.
  • Think also the underlay as this will affect the comfort and ‘bounce’ when walking on your carpet.

More about Safe Local Trades

Safe Local Trades 0800 014 1832 Allia Future Business Centre, Peterborough United Football Club, Peterborough, Cambs, PE2 8AN