As floor is fifth wall, note points to bust some carpet myths

It is generally considered that removing carpets and wiping the floor everyday is mandatory.

Shalini Joslin of The Carpet Barn based in Kochi that designs and supplies carpets has amazing concept of carpeting. She is engaged in carpet customizing as part of interior designing. The Carpet Barn also offers services of false ceilings, home theater interior, acoustical walls, wall-coverings etc. Shalini demolishes certain popular myths about carpeting prevalent in Kerala.

Myth: It is mandatory to remove the carpets and wipe the floor everyday.

Truth: It is more important to keep the floor clean, your carpet does it already.

Myth: Carpets need to be machine-washed often.

Shalini Joslin
Shalini Joslin of The Carpet Barn that designs and supplies carpets is based at Kochi.

Truth: It is always better not to wash carpets on your own. There are spot-cleaning solutions available to remove stains. Your carpets need to be subjected to professional shampoo wash only once in a year

Myth: Vacuum cleaning your carpets is a must.

Truth: Woolen carpets have to be vacuum cleaned. Normal synthetic shaggy carpets needs just to be dusted twice a week.

Myth: Lay the carpets and forget them.

Truth: A carpet is very well a part of your interior decor. They need to be taken care of. You have to be careful not to spill curry or beverages on them. You have to be extra-soft with your carpets in order to make them long-lasting.

Myth: Carpets hide the beauty of the floor.

Truth: Carpets enhance the beauty of your home interior, highlighting your furniture, ceiling design and lighting.

Myth: Carpets collect dust and cause allergies

Truth: You need to choose the right material and design of carpet that suits your health, life-style and home environment.

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