You probably already know that vacuuming is the best way to maintain your carpets regularly. However, while vacuuming a carpet is an easy task, it’s often necessary to add another cleaning step to strip and restore radiance to a carpet. So which carpet cleaning brush is best suited to the type of fibres of your carpet? According to the material and the fibres of each carpet, there are hard and soft brushes that are better suited to the cleaning than others.
First step: use a vacuum with a carpet cleaning brush
Vacuum cleaners and their conventional heads, which use suction to pick up the dirt, dust, or hair on your carpet, may be effective, but they have major limitations. Once they’ve been used several times, they tend to suck up less and less and only pick up the dirt collected on the surface. In addition, conventional heads, which aren’t suitable for carpets that are subjected to regular traffic, may accelerate the deterioration of the fibres of the carpet and gradually damage it. To remove stains or clean a carpet more deeply while protecting it from wear, the first step – vacuuming – must therefore be carried out using a “carpet cleaning brush” vacuum head. Turbo brushes are additional vacuum cleaner accessories that turn and help lift out the dust, pet fur, and hair that are caught directly in the carpet fibres.
Second step: pass the brush suited to the fibres of your carpet over its entire surface
If your carpet has lost its beautiful original colour or radiance, or if it’s stained here and there, cleaning it with a special carpet cleaning brush suited to its fibres is a good option. The different types of brushes that are best suited to each carpet material:
- For a wool carpet: Because a wool carpet will always naturally lose its excess fibres and create lint, especially during the first few months, it’s best to vacuum it very delicately and never brush it with a hard brush.
- For a carpet made of synthetic fibres such as polypropylene (synthetic wool) or viscose: Cleaning and maintaining a carpet made of synthetic fibres must be done with a vacuum cleaner equipped with a brush, which can then be followed by brushing it with a hard or soft brush. Indeed, this type of carpet is the most resistant to the use of any brush, even though it’s best to use a soft and flexible brush.
- For an oriental carpet: Even though oriental carpets are relatively resistant, because they’re high-quality carpets, you should take certain precautions while cleaning them to preserve these unique, valuable pieces. If your oriental carpet is stained, we recommend relying on a company specializing in carpet cleaning that will use the right equipment and specific products to remove the stains, extend its lifespan, and preserve all its beauty without altering its texture or colours.
Stain removing tip: To remove multiple embedded stains and restore the radiance to the colours of your carpet of any material, you can use a mixture of baking soda and sparkling water. To do this, begin by covering your carpet in sparkling water without excess, then gently scrub with the brush indicated for your carpet’s material. Let dry for half an hour, then sprinkle baking soda over the entire carpet. Once everything is dry, you can then vacuum with a vacuum cleaner equipped with a special carpet cleaning brush head and make your carpet look like new again!