In this case we’re not talking about the affection you have for your carpet (although if you got it from Dabbieri, chances are you’re completely in love with your soft, inviting floor cover). No, we’re talking about that pesky “crushing” that occurs in any place where heavy objects are placed down on your carpet.
Since crushing is bound to happen to even the best of carpets (unless you happen to move your furniture around every few hours or so), we thought we’d share some sage advice for how to get these low-lying areas back to their original stature.
On areas that have been crushed by furniture, you can raise the pile to its original height by passing a hot steam iron over the indentations. But be sure to keep the iron no closer than six inches over the carpet to avoid burning. If a tuft becomes snagged or loosens, cut off the frays and let the surrounding yarn fill in the space.
For less serious crushing, try gently vacuuming or shaking out your rug, depending on size, to remove dirt. This will also help keep your colors more vibrant too if they’re not muted by a layer of dust. After cleaning, gently comb or rake your fibers back into position.
Most importantly, help your rug stand up to daily abuse by including an absorbent and slip resistant pad underneath. This will keep it from sliding around and also help to give it some cushion against the weight of furniture (and you!).
Check back for more tips to keep your delicious Dabbieri carpet looking dashing for a decade or more!