Cleaning is nobody’s favorite chore (believe us, we checked), but the right tools can make this horrendous task less arduous than usual. Cleaning carpets is a particularly tasking chore, especially if you’re a pet owner and the inevitable fur shedding has made it challenging to tell fur from carpet.
Carpets can bring an impressive facelift to any space, but that function can be defeated when your once shaggy carpet becomes dirty and matted with pet hair, grime, and other accumulated debris.
However, instead of tossing the rug out, you could revamp it with a carpet rake. Carpet rakes bring back the shaggy in your rug and will help pull out the build-up of dirt, leaving your rug as good as new.
With the multitude of rakes and products claiming to be rakes on the market, it may be hard to not fall prey to dubious carpet rakes that will not affect your carpet. So, we did you the favor of listing the very best carpet rakes on the market right now. Read first, thank us later.
The Best Carpet Rake
With carpet rakes, one does not fit all. Individuals have different cleaning needs, and you’d have to consider your specific needs when you want to choose a carpet rake. First, think about the purpose – do you do heavy-duty cleaning or light maintenance? You also have to consider the kind of fur your pet has, if you’re a pet owner. Golden retriever owners and chihuahua owners would need very different brushes. Lastly, among other things, consider the size of the carpet or cleaning area that you need the rake for.
First on our list of carpet rakes is Evriholder’s Fur Remover Broom, and we’ll tell you why in a second. Pet owners know the hassle of getting the inevitable fur sheds out of their carpet, and upright vacuums are not the best solution, but Evriholder’s rake has come to their rescue.
The Roberts’ carpet rake and groomer is excellent if what you need is a Quicksilver-paced job. If you’re pressed for time but you still love your surfaces spotless, this is an absolute beauty. A simple ‘push-pull’ motion helps the rake release various forms of trapped dirt from your carpet, and from there, you can use a handheld vacuum to remove the pile-up. However, while the broom does a great deal of the work, you would still have to put your back into it, so you might now want to go for this broom if your spine has long given up on any kind of exertion. The results are stellar, but the effort might just be too much for you to bear.
To operate this broom, the three steps involved are; release, remove, and revive. This easy process leaves your carpet looking new again, and it also gets rid of all vacuum tracks. The rake’s nylon tines are specially designed to reach deep into the base of your carpet, so even the most stubborn dirt gets taken out. Robert’s broom comes with a three-part handle that you can disassemble for more convenient storage. You can also replace said handle if it goes kaput after continued use. In addition to that, you can adjust the handle to suit any height that you may want to reach while cleaning.
What’s better than a carpet rake that helps with your rug cleaning, you ask? A carpet rake that cleans your rug, and cleans itself! Absolutely! OXO has made a name for their brand by making some ah-mazing products, and they did not disappoint with this one.
The Furlifter broom can take out fur from any pet beds, carpets, and other surfaces in a snap. However, there’s still a lot to be amazed at. Because, well, that’s just what OXO does. The good part about this carpet rake is that it combines this effectiveness with a self-cleaning base; basically, you only have to dunk the brush into the bottom. The bottom part was designed with micro-bristles that collect all the debris from the brush and empty the base.
Remember we talked about considering cleaning area size before you get a carpet rake? Well, you’ll love the Grandi Groom as your go-to option if you’re doing heavy-duty cleaning. The level of versatility that this broom brings is what makes it the preferred choice for many professional carpet cleaners.
With it, you can loosen up and clean caked-up mud, grime, and most importantly, pet hair, from all kinds of carpets. It is especially useful for blooming artificial grass, and thanks to the long nylon tines on the broom head, you can make a thorough cleaning job on any artificial turf and pull the blades upright to provide a maximum bloom that does not look artificial at all.
Juoifip’s Soft Push Broom is impressive because the brand is relatively new to the market. However, despite their relative novelty, they managed to come up with a product that steps up to the big boys, and we like that.
This particular broom comes with rubber bristles that attract hair and fur, and the 2-in-1 brush head comes with a squeegee. With this appendage, you can easily take out pet hair on any discernible surface and easily clean any spills or willows as well. The premium rubber is super durable, and you will only require a hose-down to get it cleaned.
Cleanovation brought innovation to the whole shag rug rake movement. Their broom uses a roller system that enables you to select from two carpet brush options attached to the head, depending on the kind of furry situation you’re dealing with. On one side the brush is stiffer for tougher spots, and the other side is softer for more delicate rugs. The impeccable design is particularly attractive– what with the fancy colors and the hoverboard-looking roller base of the broom. If Ferrari made brooms, it would probably look like the CLEANOVATION Rug Renovator, how about that?
You’re looking for a rake that makes the carpet cleaning chore easier, so we take it that you don’t want to go through the hassle of replacing a carpet rake all the time- that’s like replacing a chore with another one. Ideally, you want to choose a rake that withstanding downward pressure without going kaput. The broom handle and brush should also be very rigid to withstand regular use.
The Simple-Magic Push Broom is an all-around cleaning tool – for use on carpets, rugs, tile, windows – and it will do the job like a pro. The 100% pure rubber heads make it easy to remove fur from all surfaces, and the squeegee embedded in the head makes it easy to clean spills without needing extra towels or extra effort. For optimal versatility, it is always advisable that you opt for brooms with adjustable handles. With those, it wouldn’t matter if it’s a Hobbit or a Hulk that uses it- both can easily adjust the height of the broom to suit their cleaning needs (and height needs, obviously).
The Simpli-Magic’s telescopic handle is easily adjustable from 3ft. to 5ft. This versatility means that it can suit any user, and can easily be stored away as well. With Simpli-Magic, you can get your hands on any tricky areas, but not literally. The best rakes are the ones that are easy to clean, and rubber brushes fit that description the best. With this product, it’s super easy to clean out the debris from the rubber head after cleaning – so that’s one less chore. With other materials, you may have to get your hands involved in the dirty work. That’s just messy and unhealthy. With a good ole’ hose-down, the broom is clean and ready to get into more action. It’s just… Simpli-Magic (couldn’t resist that one). And for more products that will keep your home spotless, check out our guide to the best robotic window cleaners.
That's it, folks! Next time you're out looking for a carpet grooming rake, we hope you now know what to set your sights on. Keep your carpet fabric in mind, and remember that there may be other options that we didn't mention in this review that are just as great. Just stick to the basics, and you should be fine. Here's to happy cleaning, if there's anything like that.