Don’t Cry Over Spilt Coffee (or tea)

Be Handy

It’s 3pm on a Sunday afternoon, you’ve been busy running errands and doing housework all day. You’ve finally finished everything you needed to do so you can now have some “me time”. You’ve decided to make yourself a beautiful hot coffee to drink while you catch up on this week’s Master Chef.  You accidentally fill your cup a little bit too high so as you walk towards the couch some coffee spill on the carpet.

Don’t let this ruin your me time, grab a cloth and blot up as much of the spill as possible. DO NOT RUB


Synthetics (Rhino Carpet, Polyester, Nylon)

Step 1: Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish soap with one cup warm water.

Step 2: Apply the cleaning solution to the stain area. Work from the outside of the stain toward the centre.

Step 3: Allow the cleaning solution to remain on the spill for at least five minutes.

Step 4: Blot with a clean white cloth until no more stain transfers to the cloth. Do not rub the stain area or you might damage the carpet fibres.

Step 5: Rinse with cold water. Be sure all cleaning solution is removed from carpet.

Step 6: If you can still see the stain, repeat the process until either the stain is removed or the stain no longer transfers to the cloth.

Step 7: When the carpet is dry, vacuum to restore the texture.


Step 1: Mix one tablespoon of liquid dish soap, one tablespoon of white vinegar, and two cups of warm water.

Step 2: Using a clean, white cloth, sponge the stain with the mixture.

Step 3: Apply a little bit at a time, blotting frequently with a dry cloth until the stain disappears.

Step 4: Sponge with cold water and blot dry.

The rule of thumb with stains is if you can eat or drink it, you should be able to get it out of the carpet.
We recommend getting a full professional carpet clean every 12 to 18 months.
If you don’t want to worry about carpet stains again, head into your closest Carpet Court store and ask about our SmartStrand stain resistant carpet.

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