Carpet Stair Tread Care and Maintenance


Wool carpet is an investment in your home; your choice of wool carpet is the first step to having an attractive, easy-care environment. Following basic maintenance rules will ensure that your investment in new floor covering will last longer and look wonderful for years.



There are a number of preventative carpet stair tread care and maintenance techniques that will help to keep your carpets in great shape.

  • Utilize-off mats at all entrances to absorb soil and be clean regularly.

  • Use a durable pad under carpet on stairs. A quality pad offers better comfort underfoot and is proven to add life to your carpet.

  • If your vacuum has a bag, empty it regularly to ensure the vacuum doesn’t lose suction.

2. Vacuuming

Walking on soiled carpet pushes the soil particles below the pile. Vacuuming frequently and thoroughly can help.

  • Carpets with thick or loopy pile can be damaged by rubbing form vacuum brushes. A strong suction without a beater is best.

  • Vacuum cleaners with a rotating beater are appropriate for cut pile wool or wool blend carpets.

  • Empty your vacuum often to maintain high level suction.

3. Stain Removal

When a spill occurs, acting quickly can make the difference in preventing and removing stains.

  • Use a mixture of 1/2 tsp. soap to quart of water in a spray bottle.

  • Another solution that can be used is one part vinegar to 4 parts water.

  • Nail polisher remover

  • Chewing gum remover

  • Dry cleaning fluid

4. Regular Cleaning

Prompt attention and regular cleaning. Here are a few other carpet stair tread care and maintenance practices to follow.

  • Quickly absorb liquid by blotting with white paper towels.

  • “Steam cleaning” is a great way to refresh color by removing particles from the oily film on carpets.

  • Regular vacuuming is important and key to fresh looking carpet for years to come.