Friday, February 24, 2012

Carpet Maintenance: Shedding, Sprouting, Shading, Wrinkling

Carpet Maintence: Shedding, Sprouting, Shading, Wrinkling
Carpet Question Corner - Carpet Q and A - 21st in a series

"How Do I Get Off To The Right Foot On Carpet Maintenance?" is the twenty-first in  a series of banner ads developed to run on the flooring news website The banners ads contain great information for consumers, from choosing the right carpet, to safeguarding a home’s indoor air quality, to keeping carpet clean and beautiful as new. Today's is about 

Let’s go over the questions – and pay careful attention because there will be a quiz. ;-)

Carpet Question Corner #21: How Do I Get Off to the Right Foot on Carpet Maintenance?

New carpet can completely transform a room. Now be sure to protect that investment!

You may notice some shedding or sprouting. This is normal and will not affect the carpet’s life or beauty. Here’s what to do:
  • Shedding — The shedding of loose fibers is normal and should subside with regular vacuuming.
  • Sprouting — If a single tuft extends beyond the carpet’s surface, simply clip it off. Do not pull it out.
Pile reversal or shading — This seeming color change may occur in various parts of the carpet, caused by light being reflected in different ways as pile fibers are bent in different directions. This is not a defect but a characteristic of plush carpet.

Wrinkling — If ripples occur, call your retailer. It may be necessary to professionally re-stretch the carpet.

And never forget, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to call your local carpet retailer or manufacturer.

Visit and to learn more.

How do you answer consumers when they ask you about good carpet maintenance habits? What resources do you use to help them?

Let me know in the comments!

~ Bethany


Jay said...


I consider it my place to make recommendations to my clients on proper care of their flooring investments. If one of my clients has to ask me about good maintenance habits, I dropped the ball

Over the years I have been called on many occasions and asked what to look for when purchasing new carpet.

I am honest and sincere and I feel like that is appreciated.

As to good refrence material. I would love to see some, can you make some recomemndations?

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Bethany said...

Hi Jay,
There are several good articles on this blog about care and maintenance. Just browse a few and see which ones work best for you. There is also good info on the CRI website,

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