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AREA RUG CARE & MAINTENANCE

Proper care and maintenance is essential when it comes to keeping your rug feeling and looking its best! Follow these simple tips to ensure the softness and beauty of your area rug!

Daily care & maintenance

Start by having guests and family members remove shoes before walking across your rug. This will minimize the amount of dirt brought in and dragged across your flooring. Dirt particles damage rug fibers over time! Place carpet protectors under all furniture legs, limit exposure to direct sunlight, and take caution when relocating furniture. Vacuum your rug a couple of times a week with a manufacturer-approved appliance. Twice a week should be sufficient, especially if your rug is in an area with light to medium traffic. For heavier-traffic areas, daily vacuuming may be best.

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Dealing with spills and stains

No matter how careful you are, your area rug will likely fall victim to the occasional spill or stain, especially if you have kids or pets! Fortunately, many of our area rugs are sold with stain-resistant technology built right into the fibers. Still, it's important to properly address spills as soon as they occur. The sooner you act, the sooner you'll be able to prevent a spill from becoming a stubborn stain! Be sure to check with your manufacturer's care guidelines on dealing with both water- and oil-based stains.

 

Professional Cleaning

If your rug has stains, we recommend that you have your carpet cleaned professionally throughout the year using the hot water extraction method. An alternative is to shampoo your rug yourself while following your manufacturer's guidelines, if applicable.

 

Note: You should never dry clean your area rugs or use bleach to clean them.

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