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Simple Steps to Keep Rugs Looking Good January 25, 2016

If you own an area rugs or have recently just purchased an area rug, you may be wondering how you will be able keep your rug looking the best it can be. With the right amount of effort and routine cleaning, your area rug can keep looking just as good as the day you brought it home. Here are some simple steps that can be done to keep your rug looking good.

Vacuuming: You should routinely vacuum your area rug. Some people might say that vacuuming should be happening on a daily basis but we recommend that vacuuming should take place once a week or once every two weeks. This will prevent dust from settling into the fibers of the area rug. When using a vacuum, be careful of vacuuming around the fringes of the rug. The fringe around the rug can get caught in the vacuum, causing pulling and damage toward the area rug.

Rotate: Over the course of the year, the area rug goes through a lot of distress. To prolong the lifespan of your area rug, routinely rotate the rug so that the area rug can wear out evenly. Rotate your area rug at least once a year. The area rug goes through a lot of foot traffic and sun fading, rotating the rug can ensure that the wear will be done evenly.

Spot Cleaning: Spills made onto the area rug should be cleaned immediately. Each type of spill has its own remedy and cleaning product. Understand what type of spill that you have and clean it as soon as possible.

Professional Cleaning: If you’ve owned your area rug for a couple of years, then now is a good time to consider a professional cleaning. A deep cleaning is the best way to make sure that your rug is getting cleaned properly.