At Cherry carpets we always recommend getting the best quality carpet & underlay you can afford. The reason for this is that with the right maintenance your carpet can look good for many years. We want your carpet to look and feel as good as possible for as long as possible. This is not only good for your pocket but also good for the environment. In this guide to vacuuming your carpet will cover what the best vacuum cleaner and practice is for each type of carpet.
Regular Vacuuming is essential to extending the life of you carpet and contribute to the appearance. To keep your carpet looking good for longer you will need to vacuum regularly to remove loose dirt, debris, and dust. If these are not removed regularly, they can build up and accelerate the wear and appearance of your carpet. In extreme cases the fibres can clump together and flatten the carpet. If you imagine cat’s fur clumping together, you can’t brush it so would have to be cut out. The same is true with carpets by the time it looks visibly dirty its normally to late to get it cleaned properly as the fibres have already clumped together.
Most manufacturers would suggest vacuuming 2-3 times a week and some even suggest vacuuming daily in high traffic areas. We know this is a lot to ask but it really will prolong the life of your carpet.
The more traffic you have on the carpet from people and pets will determine how much the carpet gets soiled. This should be proportional to amount of wear you carpet gets daily.
Wool Loop Pile Carpets – Guide to vacuuming your carpet
Loop pile carpets should be vacuumed with a cylinder cleaner using the suction head only. Remove any abrasive attachments and avoid using beater heads and brushes – they will catch and lift the fibres, and eventually, this will give your carpet a bobbled or felted appearance. This is known as piling and once piling starts the appearance can change quite quickly. The piling attracts dirt and forms dark bobbles over the carpet. These bobbles can be sheared off but is an extremely long process and can’t always be guaranteed to work 100% of the time. It is very important to remove the fluffing when you have your new carpet installed as this can lead to piling.
Fluffing Explained –
When a carpet is new loose fluff appears on the surface. This is merely short lengths of fibre which do not reach the base of the tuft. They represent only a minute proportion of the fibre in the pile and will work out of the pile if gently vacuumed. If left on the pile they can cause “pilling”. If you do have to deal with any snags or pulls, never try to pull out the fibre. Simply snip them off with a pair of scissors.
Best 3 cylinder vacuum cleaners of 2023 (just make sure the brush function is off when using on loop pile carpets).
Customer Review – Superb Cleaner
I really like the powerful suction, on any floor. And is brilliant for hoovering the car. It is a brilliant advantage being able to hook the hose on to the cylinder, both for storing and moving. The extra length on the power cable when required is another great advantage. I am a retired cleaner who has had a lot of experience with loads of vacuums and this is the only one I would recommend.
Customer Review – German Quality
Sorry Dyson . You were a good friend and loyal but you just didn’t stay on form . Miele has got the edge by far . Excellent product quality , feels and behaves solid. Diction is unbelievable and flat carpets now have a bounce back . Don’t get me wrong there is probably better out there somewhere , but this is perfect for my house not too big or bulky , easy to operate and much more cleaning power than I imagined it would have . If it were a plane it would be an airbus .
Eureka Apollo Bagless Canister Vacuum Cleaner, Lightweight Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner with Single Cyclone System, 800W Power Efficiency Motor, 2.2L Dust Container, for Carpets and Hard Floors
Customer Review – True to quality
The Eureka Apollo bagless canister vacuum cleaner is a great value for its price. Its suction power is impressive and the attachments provided are versatile and useful. The dust bin is easy to empty and clean. However, the hose is a bit stiff, making it hard to manoeuvre in tight spaces. Overall, it is a reliable and effective vacuum cleaner that gets the job done.
Wool Cut Pile Carpets – Guide to vacuuming your carpet
When vacuuming Cut Pile Carpets, we would recommend using an upright vacuum cleaner with a beater bar and brush. Cylinder vacuum cleaners are not as effective unless fitted with a turbo brush attachment to agitate the fibres and loosen dirt and dust.
We have read about leaving wool cut pile carpet unvacuumed for a couple of months after installation to keep shedding to a minimum. We would advise against this as you will get a build-up of dust and dirt, vacuuming the carpet to remove the fluff is the way forward. Shedding is normal and doesn’t affect the wear of your carpet.
Best 3 vacuum cleaners with beater bars and brushes 2023
Customer Review – Great suction and very efficient at getting hair up!
Very happy with it! Had an animal that had given up the ghost, didn’t realise just how much I missed a good hoover. This is a leap forward from my previous Dyson, quieter, lighter and very efficient. Cleans up dog hair a treat and the new attachments are, again, a leap forward particularly the stair attachment. Very happy with my purchase despite it being an upright and corded!
Shark Stratos Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner [IZ420UKT] with Anti Hair Wrap Plus & Clean Sense IQ, Pet Pro Model, Double Battery
Customer Review – The vacuum cleaner we should have bought previously
Forget the other ‘stick vacuums’ this is the one to go for. It is much better made than certain other high price brands and what’s more it actually works and works really well. It is a bit heavier than the one it replaced but the important thing is it picks up the dust and debris of everyday life. You don’t have to go over and over the same area to clean it and you don’t have to wash the filter every time you use it and bits don’t fall off. We wasted £400 on another brand, we should have gone for the Shark previously. Lesson learned. Highly recommended.
Customer Review – Great Vacuum
Shedding Explained – Guide to vacuuming your carpet
Fibres that release from the pile with foot traffic or vacuuming. Shedding is a normal characteristic associated with mainly cut pile carpets but can also be present with loops. The shedding will diminish with a few months of routine vacuuming. It will continue to shed to a smaller degree for the life of the carpet.
Man Made Soft Deep Pile Carpets – Guide to vacuuming your carpet
We recommend a vacuum cleaner with an adjustable height to ensure proper airflow over the pile surface, during cleaning. Most manufacturers will advise vacuuming 2-3 times a week and daily on heavy traffic areas. We know this sounds a lot but it’s the best way to prolong the life of your carpets.