At Ron's Carpet & Design, we recommend regular care and maintenance to keep your area rug looking and feeling its very best. Even if you don’t have a lot of spare time, you can easily incorporate these simple tasks into your regular cleaning routine to help your rug retain its beauty over the long term! Read on to learn more!
Daily Area Rug Care & Maintenance
You love your area rug, so keep it around longer with daily care and maintenance. It’s important to minimize the amount of dirt tracked onto your flooring, as dirt particles can damage rug fibers, so ask guests to take off their shoes before entering, or place welcome mats at the door so they have a chance to wipe off their shoes.
While keeping preventative maintenance in mind, you should also develop a regular care routine. Regularly vacuum your area rug using a manufacturer-approved appliance. Twice a week should be plenty, but if your rug gets a lot of traffic, you may want to vacuum more frequently.
Remember to be careful when vacuuming your area rug. Long yarns from shag rugs can get caught up in your vacuum, and your beater bar can be too harsh on your rug’s fibers. To prevent damage, consult your vacuum’s manual on properly removing the beater bar before vacuuming. Once it’s disconnected, set your vacuum to the lowest available height setting for the best suction. You may also want to consider buying a carpet rake to loosen any dirt before vacuuming.
Dealing With Area Rug Stains
No matter how careful you are, your area rug will likely fall victim to a spill or mess of some sort, especially if you have children or pets. That's why so many of our area rugs are sold with stain-resistant technology built right into their fibers, making it easy to clean common household messes. Still, it’s important to address spills the right way.
We also recommend that you have your area rug cleaned professionally throughout the year using the hot water extraction method. Alternatively, you can shampoo your rug yourself, although you should follow your manufacturer’s cleaning guidelines. Consider a professional cleaning at least once or twice a year and remember to never dry clean your area rugs or use bleach to clean them.