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How do you prevent your textured carpet from looking spotted because of the shad

  1. Billie Kelpin profile image87
    Billie Kelpinposted 4 years ago

    How do you prevent your textured carpet from looking spotted because of the shadows it leaves?

    We're selling our house and the realtor convinced us to put new carpeting in.  I was skeptical about the textured pattern that was available, feeling that a neighbor's textured carpeting always showed shadows that look like spots.  NOW, our house will be up for sale with the new carpet.  Do I need to vacuum in just one direction.

  2. jeffreymaskel profile image73
    jeffreymaskelposted 4 years ago

    I used to work for a carpet cleaning company and we used a carpet rake to keep the fibers going in one direction.  You should be able to find one of these rakes at Home Depot or Lowes.  That way your not trying to wrestle the vacuum going one direction. 

    The other option you might try is adding more light to the room.  I understand that this isn't always possible but it really will help.  Believe it or not it will actually help with traffic patterns in older carpet as well.  If your carpet is starting to get worn out and you've had it cleaned but it still looks horrible just add a light.  I would use a spot light to show customers.  After the carpet is cleaned you still have a traffic pattern from worn fibers.  The light does not bounce off of these fibers anymore.  If you incorporate a bright light the pattern goes away.  Then you know it cannot be cleaned any better.  Anyway I digress. 

    The rake may be a better option.  At least they will see the carpet all one direction as they walk in at first.  It may get moved around with traffic but they will see nicely raked rooms to start and it will help the understanding that it is textured.  Good luck!

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image87
      Billie Kelpinposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      This is very helpful, Jeffrey!  I'm going to get that rake.  We accepted an offer and are in escrow, but I keep worrying about the next person who owns this.  The longer fibers on top show the dirt and while those underneath don't as much.Thanks!!!

  3. BenRam profile image55
    BenRamposted 4 years ago

    You know what, I honestly do not put carpets. I just make sure that my floor tiles are beautiful. Investing on floor tiles is something that you need to consider so you will be able to achieve the particular look and feel that you want for your home.

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