After steam cleaning your carpets, it’s recommended to wait at least 2 to 3 hours before walking on them. While it’s possible to walk on the carpet with clean bare feet, you should exercise caution as the carpet might be slippery due to the moisture. The exact drying time can vary based on factors such as the ambient temperature, humidity levels, the type of carpet material, indoor air circulation, and even the weather conditions outside. To ensure the best results, allow the carpet to thoroughly dry before resuming regular use.