Even though we do sometimes called a hairpiece a rug, a carpet is not like hair, if you make a mistake or have an accident it won’t grow back. However, if you don’t treat carpet like hair you might end up with a bald hallway.
To approach the question, how to prevent carpet wicking; we need to understand what causes carpet wicking and what it is. Carpet wicking is when a spill or soiled area is able to penetrate deep into the carpet and even once the carpet is cleaned, the stain still reappears days later. In technical terms, wicking is the result of soil trapped in carpet padding or subflooring that moves to the tips of carpet fibers as it dries after cleaning.
You might not realize it, but the flooring of any room has a huge impact on how you perceive it.