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Causes for Carpet Stains and What You Can Do About Them

Causes for Carpet Stains and What You Can Do About Them

To help handle carpet stains, here is a list of common causes for stains and how you can address them.

Carpet stains can be a nightmare to handle if you aren’t prepared. If you don’t address them quickly, your carpet can become worn down and discolored. Sometimes, if it gets bad enough, you might even need to get an entirely new carpet.

You want to avoid this problem from coming to pass. To help handle carpet stains, here is a list of common causes for stains and how you can address them.

Red Wine

This is a classic cause for carpet stains. Imagine you accidentally spilled a glass, and your beverage meets its fate as it collides with the carpeting. It can take a moment to process what has just occurred, but once you’ve realized your situation, the liquid is already beginning to settle into your carpeting.

The reality is that red wine is a nasty stain to clean. But if you’re quick, you can resolve the problem. A clean white cloth should be used while the wine is still wet. Make sure you don’t scrub because you can spread the wine around even more. Just blot down the affected area until you can’t absorb any more liquid. Then, use some warm water and dishwashing detergent with a tablespoon of vinegar to handle the rest. Blot this new solution on your carpet little by little until the stain is completely gone.


This is a stain you may experience if you have pets or very young children. The odor urine leaves behind is unpleasant, and the stain it leaves behind is stubborn. Much like with red wine, resolving the problem starts by blotting the stain with a white towel. After that, blot the spot using a clean and damp cloth. The cloth should be dampened with warm water and some white vinegar. Continue the blotting process until the stain has been completely lifted.

Contact Mike’s Flooring and Design Center

Since Mike purchased the business in 1996, he and his team have helped families like yours throughout Delmarva, Sussex County, DE, and Ocean City, MD. Mike continues to be involved in the day-to-day operations, ensuring the vision you share is the one we help deliver.

Over the years, we have established relationships with local manufacturers, such as Adura, COREtec, and Bruce, who we trust to deliver superior work. Our team will continue to be your point of contact through the entire process to be sure you are completely satisfied.

We also provide “SHOP AT HOME” service.  We will bring samples directly to your home, or should you already know what products you want, we can safely provide you with a “FREE ESTIMATE.”   This allows you the flexibility of not having to be at home for us to do an estimate, nor the installation.  All we will need to know is what areas in your home we would be doing and how we can gain access (hidden key, lock box, coded entry, realtor, neighbor, etc.).  This is tailored around the homeowner who needs to get their unit ready for the season or simply enhancing their home but does not want to leave their home or can’t make it to town (Ocean City, Berlin, Salisbury, Worcester / Wicomico County Maryland & Sussex County Delaware).

This service is not new to us.  We have already been providing this service for our customers for the past 24 years.  With the current situation at hand, we can continue to provide you with your Floor Covering and/or Window Treatment & Design needs along with the “AWESOME SERVICE YOU DESERVE, ALONG WITH PROFESSIONAL, QUALITY INSTALLATIONS.”

Please feel free to contact us at 800-298-9470, or email us at and we will be more than happy to assist you with your project.  Have a wonderful day and STAY HEALTHY!

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