Getting Rid of the New Carpet Smell

The benefits of carpet are endless. It feels great on your bare feet, keeps you warm and adds a lot of beauty and character to your home. However, the installation of new carpet in your home can carry an odd aroma for a few days. Here are some simple steps that can help eliminate that new carpet smell in your home.


Airing out the room that new carpet has been installed in, is the most effective way to get rid of any unwanted smells in your carpet. During and after installation, Flowers Flooring recommends opening your windows, turning on several fans on the highest setting and pointing fans at the windows to help push the odor outside. Another option is to consider running your air conditioner or heater as it will increase air ventilation, but it will run up your electrical bill fast.


Simple Ways to Eliminate the Smell of New Carpet

To continue to help the removal of new carpet odor, try these simple tricks:

  • Place small bowls of vinegar around the room where the carpet smell is the strongest.
  • Get a few new houseplants, as they can help filter chemicals and odors from the air.
  • Slice a few apples into halves and place them on saucers or in bowls with a small amount of water. Place the bowls around the room and leave them sit overnight. The properties of the apples will help remove some of the scent and give the room a cleaner, fresher smell.


Cleaning Your New Carpet

You should always frequently vacuum your carpet, even if it is not new. Vacuuming often when you get new carpet installed can help reduce the odor. Flowers Flooring recommends contacting the manufacturer of your new carpet to learn the proper care and maintenance. Frequent care and maintenance will keep your new carpet looking beautiful and feeling plush. While we understand you do not necessarily have a lot of time to invest in upkeep, following some simple and easy care and maintenance tasks will ensure the longevity of your carpet. Click here to view additional resources on the Flowers Flooring website regarding carpet care and preventative maintenance.


Flowers Flooring is a flooring sales and installation company based in Cornelius, NC. We service the entire Charlotte metro area, including Mooresville, Denver, Kannapolis, Concord and more. We have all flooring types including carpet, hardwood, laminate, vinyl plank, vinyl tile, tile floors, tile showers, tile backsplash, hardwood restoration and much more. Call today to schedule your free estimate (704) 445-7750.