As carpet gets older it gets tougher to clean but even new carpet can present a challenge when dealing with penetrating stains. This carpet was only 1 year old but it had several stains do to some spills and drips. New carpet usually cleans nicely but when you add in the lighter color and the fact the spills weren't cleaned up, made for a more difficult cleaning. As you can see this Tampa FL carpet came very clean. The spots and drip lines came up without leaving any dirt attracting residues. This carpet will stay clean for several months.