An article in the Daily Mail in 2010 said that vacuum sales are falling and they gave two possible reasons. Firstly we are making do with our older vacuums and secondly that we are not cleaning as often. I hope that the latter is not the case because regular vacuuming of our carpets, vinyls and wood floors is the best possible way to keep them looking good for longer.
Why is Vacuuming Carpet & Other Flooring is good for it
Regular vacuuming of you floors gets rid of the tiny particles of dust and grit that your cannot see, that we bring into our homes as part of every day life. On all types of flooring these small bits fall on all areas and cause damage. On carpets they damage the pile. On vinyls, laminates and wood floors these bits of dirt act like very fine sand paper rubbing away the surface of these floors. The best two tips I know of for keeping your flooring looking good for longer are.
- Firstly fit a door mat at every entrance to your home. Even if people (and pets) do not wipe their feet the rough surface of a door mat will get rid of the worst of the grit and dirt.
- Secondly give your vacuum cleaner an outing at least once a week in any room in your home that has been used.
What type of Vacuum is Best?
I am a carpetfitter and floorlayer not a vacuum cleaner expert. We use a Henry Hoover to vacuum after we have installed a new carpet and I find this a good hard working vacuum suitable for all types of floors. I would recommend looking at the Which report on vacuums to make your choice. The most important thing is not which vacuum but how often your use it.