​Technique for dried-in stains
Soap Solution (two litres of tepid water mixed with half a teaspoon of carpet shampoo or non-biological washing powder only) Re-wet the stained area using the soap solution applied on a piece of cotton wool. Blot using kitchen roll as above.

Technique for chewing gum
Scrape or blot excess spill. Freeze with ice cubes. Shatter with blunt object such as the back of a spoon. Vacuum chips away before they melt.

Technique for white glue and nail polish
Apply nail polish remover (non-oily acetone type). Use a cotton towel to apply to the spill. Don’t wet through to carpet backing. Pick up softened material, use clean white paper towel and push toward the centre of the spot to avoid spreading material. Repeat above, soften and carefully remove a layer of the material each time. Haste may spread the stain and/or damage the carpet.

Technique for shoe polish, urine, vomit etc
Apply detergent (see “cleaning solutions”), use damp towel, leave 3-5 minutes. Blot – don’t rub. If stain is removed, finish with a water rinse, blot, followed with a pad of weighted paper towels. If stain not removed, continue as follows. Apply hydrogen peroxide solution (see “cleaning solutions”), let stand 2-3 hours under a weighted sheet of plastic wrap. Repeat application of hydrogen peroxide and dry under weighted plastic wrap until removal is completed. Apply water with damp towel. Blot – finish with weighted pad of paper towels. Apply white vinegar (undiluted) only after stained removed.

Technique G for candle wax
Scrape off excess material. Cover with white cotton towel or brown paper. Apply warm iron (warm, not hot: use lowest setting first if unsure, do not exceed synthetic or medium setting) until material is absorbed. be sure towel is large enough to cover the stained area. Take care never to touch the iron to the carpet as the fibre may melt. Change towel or rotate to clean area and repeat until all material is absorbed.

When Purchasing a new carpets its important to know how to care for it.

we hope the following information, supplied by Cormar carpets & Abingdon Flooring, will help with cleaning, vacuuming, installation and maintenance.

​If you cant find what you need then give us a call on 020 8288 0350. 


to key to a good carpet maintenance is to avoid particles of loose dirt and dust from working their way into a carpet pile where they will act abrasively on the fibres and discolour the carpet​.

  • Vacuum your carpet regularly at lease two or three times a week.
  • a strong doormat will reduce dirt from outside being spread around the house.
  • Avoid where possible laying light coloured carpets next to external entrances. 


follow these general rules below for dealing with spillages, for more persistent or unusual stains contact a professional carpet cleaner

  • Spillages are more easily removed if tackled immediately so act promptly and blot off the liquid stain with dry kitchen roll or a clean dry white cloth, semi solid substances should be removed with a plastic spatula.
  • to clean off any remaining stain use a clean damp cloth soaked in warm water with a little white vinegar to blot the stain. Use a dabbing action with the cloth and then blot out the remaining liquid with a dry kitchen towell
  • Do not rub the pile surface or oversoak the stain
  • Always work outside of the stain inwards to minimise the stain spreading.


Good quality fitting and installation is essential for your new carpet

  • Have the carpet fitted by a professional fitter
  • ensure the floor is clean, level, firm and dry before the carpet is laid
  • A good quality, new underlay is always recommended when fitting a new carpet

Vacuum cleaning

man-made fibre carpets and wool twist piles should be vacuumed regularly as soon as they are laid

Vacuuming a loop pile

loop pile carpets should be vacuumed with a cylinder cleaner using the suction head only. Avoid using beater heads and brushes - they will catch and lift the fibres, giving your carpet a bobbled or felted appearance. 

Vacuuming Cut Pile

Cut pile carpets should be vacuumed with an upright cleaner with a beater bar and brush.

Section 1 - Carpet          Section 2 - Laminate         Section 3 - engineered wood flooring          Section 4 - LVT (Amtico, Karndean)          Section 4 - Vinyl

Although extremely tough and low on maintenance Laminate flooring still requires attention and cleaning.

we hope the following information will help to prevent damage and maintain your floor.

​If you cant find what you need then give us a call on 020 8288 0350. 

Section 1 - Caring for your new carpet

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Section 2 - Caring for your new laminate flooring

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Technique for greasy stains
Use Methylated Spirits. (NB: Take Care! Methylated Spirits are flammable). Do not apply direct to the stained area. Using a piece of cotton wool apply to the edges of the stain and gradually work inwards. Blot with absorbent tissue/kitchen roll to remove excessive moisture. Do not worry if colours darken during this process. Repeat if required. Using a soap solution on cotton wool dampen the area and blot again with tissue/kitchen roll. Dry using a hair-dryer continually moving over the damp area (this will prevent watermarking) until dry.

Technique for water based stains
Soak up immediately using absorbent cloths (towelling) tissues or kitchen roll. If stain persists re-wet using a solution of tepid water and non-biological washing powder only on a small piece of sponge or cotton wool. Repeat as necessary.

Regularly sweep the floor. 

Sweep a dry dust mop across the surface of the floor every few days to remove everyday dirt.[1]

Even though laminate flooring is fairly scratch-resistant, excess dirt, hair, and debris can cause scratches to develop if allowed to build up over time. Regular sweeping prevents such scratches from forming.

Instead of using a dry dust mop, you could also use a vacuum with a soft brush attachment.

Do not use a standard floor brush. The stiff, straw-like bristles on the brush could damage the surface.

Sweep in the direction that the laminate floor tiles were laid. Doing so allows you to pick up any debris that falls in between the grooves of the laminate flooring pieces. 

Clean up spills immediately.

Use a cloth or sponge to immediately clean up any liquid spills.

Do not allow any liquid, even water, to sit on the floor for prolonged periods. Liquid can stain or damage the protective wear layer of the laminate flooring.

Soak up excess liquid with a dry cloth.

Dampen the cloth or sponge before spot-cleaning the location of the spill to remove any remaining residue.

Dry the spot with a dry, soft cloth. Do not allow the area to remain wet.