I HATE TRAFFIC LANES

Updated: Apr 7

Traffic lanes are one of the hardest defects to stay away from when owning carpet. These greyish black lanes show up most commonly in front of doorways, hallways, next to beds and in front of furniture. It's not so much dirt, but wear and tear from abrasion. Thankfully, there's always a solution to the problem and you're not alone! Many people struggle with this exact same issue. Here's a few tips to help deviate some of these traffic lanes throughout your home:

  1. Runner Mats - These tiny area rugs can be placed in all the areas listed above. They serve as a cover or layer of protection from your original carpeting and can always be replaced or washed.

  2. No Shoes, No Toes - Wearing shoes or even walking barefoot on your carpet should be limited to not at all. Both carry a remarkable amount of oily substances that eventually transfers to your carpet.

  3. Vacuum - Vacuuming these high traffic areas at least 2 times a week will help exponentially.

  4. ScotchGaurdTM - On your next visit, Ask our carpet cleaning technician for ScotchGaurdTM. A carpet protectant designed to repel stains and keep your carpeting cleaner for a longer period of time.

We recommend you simply wear socks! They're softer to prevent as much abrasion from happening, and they're generally clean. If you're wearing shoes in your home, I'd make them for INSIDE ONLY. Need a refresh?


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