Area Rug Care & Maintenance

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How do I keep my area rugs clean?

The beauty and life of your area rugs depend on how you care for it. Follow a proper cleaning routine to keep it looking great over time. A few easy steps can extend the life of your area rugs.

How do I keep my rugs clean?

Like carpet, area rugs need to be cleaned regularly. Make sure you have a good vacuum and use it to pick up dust and dirt. Clean up spills immediately when they happen to help prevent stains. Have your rugs professionally cleaned every few years. And, as with any flooring product, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for maintenance suggestions and cleaning products.

How should I clean up spills?

If you spill something on a rug, treat it as though you would on carpet. Clean it up right away. Use a dry, clean cloth to pick up any solids and then soak up as much liquid as possible. Rinse the area with warm water and blot it up with a cloth. After the area has dried, you can pass a vacuum over it to help restore it to its original appearance. If you have questions or concerns about stains, your local Floor Store can recommend cleaning products and professionals.

Besides cleaning, are there other considerations for area rug maintenance?

With area rugs, it’s important to rotate them frequently. As people walk over rugs, the rug will wear in the places with the most traffic. By rotating the rug, you ensure the entire rug wears evenly, and the appearance is similar throughout.