HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR AREA RUGS?
One always buys a beautiful rug that matches your home décor perfectly and exactly fills up the bare space on the floor. However, you maintain it well but after few months you start noticing that it looks dingy. If it is the area where people walk a lot, so it may holds a lot of dirt and wear. It is not easy to buy a new rug every few months. Therefore, just follow our mentioned guidelines to keep your “Area Rugs“ great.
⇒ Make a right choice: If you are planning to replace your old rug or buying a new rug, look for the rug that will hold up long and not get dirty quickly. A multicolored or bright shade rug will show less dust than a medium or light color rug. You also need to look upon the material. The type of rug make a huge difference that will last a long in high traffic areas such as nylon and wool are great choices for rug as they are more durable and can withstand heavy traffic without wearing and tearing out. It is advisable to avoid delicate materials as they will tear and wear thin quickly.
⇒ Restrict the dirt at door: The best way to protect your rug is to reduce the amount of dust and moisture that enters your house. The easiest way to restrict the dust is to put the mat inside and outside of each door entering your home and use to wipe off your shoes before walking on the carpets and rugs. If possible, you can go step further and take off your shoes at the entrance also. Make sure to clean these mats regularly as they will fail to serve their purpose.
⇒ Vacuum regularly: Dirt and dust often settle downs in rug fibers making them look dirty. These nano-particles might work as little saws breaking down your rug fibers. So to prevent the fibers, be sure to vacuum your rugs regularly. Set your vacuum at an appropriate height to avoid damaging it.
⇒ Rotate it often: You need to rotate your rugs often if you notice that one side of your rug starts looking dirtier. Rotating your rugs will ensure that each side gets equal wear. If you have a rectangular rug, flip it completely and if you have a square rug, rotate it clockwise in same direction every time.
⇒ Treat the Stains: The high traffic area rugs are subjected more likely to experience spills. It is advisable to take an immediate action if a spill does occur. Use a damp cloth to blot up the spills. It is also advantageous to have a protectant applied to your rugs for easy cleaning.
⇒ Call in professional cleaners: Sometimes cleaning at home is not enough and your rug will still get stained. In that case, you can call in the professional rug cleaner who are trained in handling almost every rug from “Oriental Rugs“ to rugs with long fringes. The best way to care for your rug is to maintain it on regular basis and professional treatment.
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