We often hear homeowners talk about their aversion to choosing carpet in Vancouver, WA, because they're not sure how to deal with common stains. The good news is that you don't have to worry about stains as much as you think, especially when you let us know your concern upfront.

There are plenty of ways to guard against stains and remove them when they happen. Here's what to know about safeguarding your carpeting choice and enjoying years of performance after carpet installation.

Stains don’t have to permanent

The best way to deal with stain removal is to avoid permanent stains altogether. Some brands offer excellent products that prevent carpet stains from soaking into the fibers, giving you longer-lasting beauty and more straightforward maintenance requirements.

With these products, you won’t have to worry about messes that often go with pets, children, and heavy foot traffic. Instead, you can remove them easily with a vacuum, shampooer, or professional cleaning service.

Take proactive steps

You can also plan ahead to ensure daily wear doesn't leave a permanent mark on your new floor coverings. For instance, plan to use area rugs or runners in spaces with lots of traffic or activity to keep messes off your flooring.

A “no shoes inside” carpet policy can also be helpful when you want to keep stains and footprints to a minimum. Create a space to leave shoes when coming in from outside, making it easy to slip them on again when it’s time to leave.

When stains happen

Certain stains are easier to remove if you know the correct protocol. For instance, rubbing some substances can create a more prominent stain or grind it deep into the fibers, where it's harder to pick up and remove.

When you shop for your floors, let our carpet store know about potential carpet stains that could be common in your home. We’ll share tips and ideas on how to deal with them when they happen.

Our carpet store is here for your flooring needs

At Carpet USA, we know flooring and are happy to pass that knowledge on to our customers. We encourage you to share your needs, preferences, and concerns with our staff while you're here for information that will make a difference in your remodeling results.

You’re invited to visit our showroom in Vancouver, WA, whenever you’re ready to shop. Our carpet store caters to residents from Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, Camas, WA, and Portland, OR, and we’re ready to go to work for you too.