To keep your area rug looking and performing its best, consider incorporating some simple daily care and maintenance into your regular cleaning routine. Our experts have listed a few care habits to adopt for maximum longevity of all area rugs.
Vacuuming with a beater bar (brush) is not recommended, as the setting can be too abrasive. Threads and fibers can be pulled out, which causes "fuzzing" along the rug. Instead, use an upright or canister vacuum with a handheld attachment. Do not vacuum tassels or fringes, as this can cause fraying and damage to the fibers.
Once vacuuming is complete, be sure to check the bag or canister to see how many fibers it contains. It’s natural for rugs to lightly shed. However, if you find a large amount of fibers in your canister or bag, that means your vacuum is too powerful for the rug.
Sometimes, spills are inevitable. When they occur, blot them up right away with a clean cloth. Avoid rubbing the spill, as this will damage the rug's fibers and may only exacerbate the current stain. Avoid using a lot of water when cleaning, as this will cause the rug's dyes to bleed. Use only enough water to dampen the stained spot.
For tougher stains, mix a little water with a manufacturer-approved stain removal solution. Careful dab at the stain. Any debris or dry messes should be scooped up with a spoon or similar non-sharp object.
For additional maintenance, we recommend the occasional professional deep clean once or twice a year.