Area Rug Care & Maintenance

Daily Area Rug Care

When it comes to keeping your favorite area rugs looking pristene, there are steps around the household that you can take to help the process. We recommend using quality indoor-outdoor mats at each entranceway to scrape footwear before entering the home. During the months that receive the most rainfall and winter months that produce constant slush, keep shoe racks by the door and encourage guests to remove footwear. Keep all pet nails trim to reduce snagging your rugs and brush your pets to reduce the amount of pet dander that hits the rug surfaces.

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Removing Dirt & Debris

Effective dirt and debris removal will be the major key to preserving your striking area rugs. Even tiny pieces of dirt, debris, pet nails, hair, and outdoor elements can become abrasive particles that wear down your rug surfaces. When it comes to vacuuming your area rugs to remove dirt and debris, make sure your vacuum model it well suited for your rug fiber and construction. Daily or frequent vacuuming is the best way to remove dirt and debris and reduce wear. Check with your rug manufacturer before using or investing in a robot vacuum cleaner. If your rug is not suitable for vacuuming, take it outdoors frequently and shake loose as much dirt, dust, and debris as possible!

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Area Rug Spill Treatment

When spills hit your rug surfaces, you will want to treat them as soon as possible to prevent stains from forming and stop liquid absorption into the fibers. Start by removing any solid material with a spoon, starting from the outside of the spill and working in. Use warm water to blot the liquid stain with paper towels or a dry white towel. If warm water does not remove the stain, use a gentle carpet-specific approved cleaner to spot treat any stain. Some area rugs are designed to be machine washable for active homes! A periodic professional cleaning to deep clean your area rugs, either once or twice annually depending on your household activity level, will help preserve your favorite pieces.