When you’ve just installed your new dream carpet, the last thing you want is for it to get dirty immediately. Dirt is inevitable in busy households, especially with families and pets but sometimes it comes down to choosing the right colour for your lifestyle.

Choosing a carpet to best suit your home environment is essential to make sure it lasts as long as possible and stays looking fresh. Even though there are many flooring options available at Frank’s that may be better for cleaning and maintenance, carpet has many advantages for a family home. 

Its insulating properties and beautiful range of colours and designs are just a few of the reasons why carpet is a great choice. 

So, which carpets are best for showing the least obvious dirt patches to keep your home looking flawless at homes? Let’s take a look! 

Dark grey carpet

Even though dark-coloured carpets have a tendency to make smaller rooms feel more enclosed and less spacious, dark grey colour is one of our top recommendations for households that experience heavy footfall. 

Grey has been an on-trend colour for years and it’s not going anywhere! It does a fantastic job of hiding unwanted dirt that may have crept in and is easy to style with furniture and decor pieces. Therefore you wouldn’t have to redecorate the whole room to match.

Patterned carpet

Patterned carpets effortlessly hide unsightly marks or patches of dirt because to the eye it will appear as though they have simply merged with the pattern. 

Having a pattern also helps create other useful visual tricks such as lengthening spaces and making an area feel bigger or smaller depending on the pattern chosen. From an interior design perspective they are also really stylish!

Multi-coloured carpet

Much like patterned carpet, buying a carpet with multiple colour tones is an effective way to hide dirt and marks. Multi-coloured carpet has the ability to play tricks on the eye to appear and make it appear as though dirt patches have blended in. 

At Frank’s we would recommend avoiding bright-coloured multi-tone carpets and instead opting for darker shades and neutral tones such as blues, greens and browns because these are ideal for hiding stains and marks.

Natural colours

When we say natural colours we don’t mean cream, beige or off-white! Choosing an earth-toned colour such as brown, grey, blue, green or orange can help hide dirt and lengthen the time needed between vacuuming.

Pop down to your local Frank’s and we’ll be able to help you choose the best on-trend earth-toned carpet for your home.

Preventative measures

Alongside buying the correct flooring for your home environment there are other steps you can take to help minimise the dirt that accumulates.

Vacuuming regularly and taking care of spillages immediately so they do not stain are the main ways you can look after your carpet. Using floor mats, particularly at entryways, will prevent edges from fraying and dirt being tracked in. 

If your carpet does encounter any stains or spillages we don’t recommend rubbing the mark vigorously or over-wetting because this can cause more damage. Simply blot the stain using carpet cleaner to help get rid of any marks. 

So, pop down to your local Frank’s and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect flooring for your home.

Got a question? Ask Frank!