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Why Your Carpet Has Frayed

Why Your Carpet Has Frayed

Here are some of the reasons your carpet might fray.

Carpeting is something that many homes use, and we like when our carpets can remain soft and luxurious for their whole lifespans. Over time, however, your carpet could start to get worn down, and it will begin to fray. It’s important to know why this happens so you can take measures to prevent it or otherwise address the problem properly if it does occur. Here are some of the reasons your carpet might fray.

Your Carpet Experiences Friction and Grinding

A common reason for carpets fraying is due to dirt that has accumulated on them. Sometimes, the carpet just wasn’t cleaned well enough. When carpets get dirty, the small pieces of dirt work their way inside of your carpet’s fibers. This causes friction between the fibers and the dirt, which wears your fibers down over time.

For this reason, you should get your carpet cleaned professionally once per year at the minimum. The frequency of cleaning should go up if you have pets or young children, perhaps one professional cleaning every six months.

Your Carpet Gets Heavy Foot Traffic

Carpets are known for fraying towards the edges, as well as in rooms that get a heavy amount of foot traffic.  For rooms that get plenty of foot traffic, area rugs are your best friend. They help keep your carpet safe, and they’re much more cost-effective than having to replace your carpet. In addition, area rugs are a countermeasure against dirt and stains that would otherwise be a detriment for your carpeting.

Exercise Caution While Moving Furniture

While area rugs help out tremendously for rooms with heavy volumes of foot traffic, there’s another part of carpet maintenance during which you should exercise caution. If you’re moving furniture around, you don’t want to just drag furniture along the carpeting. Doing this will do a good amount of damage to it.

When you’re moving furniture around, you should always lift it off of the ground before moving it. This keeps friction down to a minimum, which will save your carpet from a lot of damage in the long run.

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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