Did you know there’s a correct way to walk on your carpet?
No, we’re not making this up. If your carpet is wearing out faster than you would think, it may be due to how you’re walking on it.
Intrigued? We’ll break down the facts for you.
Do Bare Feet Damage Carpet?
Here’s a question we get a lot from recent installations: “is walking barefoot on carpet bad?”
It’s a common myth that going barefoot is the best indoor foot attire for keeping your carpet clean. In reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Most people think if they just take their shoes off in the house, it will save them from tracking in any dirt from outside that is on their shoes. Shoes usually track in loose, surface dirt that can be vacuumed up easily.
When you go barefoot, however, the sweat glands on the bottoms of your feet will leave residue on your carpet surface that acts as a dirt magnet. Though not noticeable at first, over time, this residue will build up. Constant foot traffic will ground this grime into the fibers of your new carpet. Once the filth has migrated to the carpet fibers, even some of the best vacuum cleaners won’t be able to remove it.
What’s the Best Foot Attire for New Carpeting
When you get home, take off your soiled shoes, leave them by the front door and put on a comfy pair of slippers or socks. There are no “best slippers for carpet ” out there, so find a pair that you feel most comfortable in.
Make sure that you have a space by the entrance of your home to allow guests to do the same. You can even keep a basket of socks or slippers for your guests to use when they come over. Some people think of this as “living the high life” but we believe it’s protecting your floor covering investment!
There are so many steps to keeping your new carpet fresh, clean, and looking “Guest Ready” on a daily basis. Most carpet and flooring companies will talk about vacuuming and getting your carpeting deep cleaned every 12-18 months. While that is essential, putting on a pair of slippers is a simple daily step you can take to avoid soiling your carpet.