Area Rug Care & Maintenance
Once you've selected and placed your new area rug into your home, you must be sure to care for it properly, as this will prolong its life and appearance.
Regular vacuuming is a must, because it will remove loose soil. Take special care when vacuuming the fringe and edges of your rug.
Have a professional deep clean your rug every year or so to remove soil build-up. Several cleaning methods will work, but to prevent rapid re-soiling of your rug, it is important to completely remove any cleaning agents.
As with any fabric, area rugs are an easy target for household spills and soiling. When these occur, treat all stains immediately, no matter what type of rug you have. The longer the stain sits, the harder it will be to remove.
Good to Know
Be sure to invest in a rug cushion or underlay. Not only will it absorb shock and noise and keep your rug from "creeping," it will reduce the wear and tear and make vacuuming easier. In addition, an underlay can prevent color transfer from the area rug pad to the floor surface and minimize the crushing of pile from furniture placed on rugs.