Area Rugs Care & Maintenance

With proper care and maintenance, your favorite rugs will continue to impress throughout the home!

Daily Area Rug Care

Vacuum at least weekly (if not more often, depending on the amount of foot traffic your rug receives) to pull up dirt and debris. If not vacuumed up, dirt particles can get grounded into your rug's fibers, dulling and damaging your rug over time. 

When cleaning shag rugs, keep in mind that they have longer, cable-like yarns that tend to wrap around vacuum beater bars. Disconnect or remove the beater bar of your vacuum cleaner (instructions should be available in your vacuum's manual) to avoid this. Set your vacuum to the lowest height setting for the best results. If your rugs are not warranted for vacuuming, you can take them outside and shake the loose dirt and debris off!

As preventative measures, use mats at all entranceways, have residents and guests remove footwear at the door, brush all pets frequently, and trim pet nails to avoid snagging your area rugs. 

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Treating Spills & Stains On Rugs

Your area rug will likely fall victim to the occasional spill or stain, especially if you have kids or pets. If this happens, don't panic! First, assess the mess. If the spill is water-based, such as juice or pet accidents, you'll want to blot it with a dry cloth, absorbing as much of the liquid as you can. First, gently lift any solid material and remove it from the spill. Next, begin gently blotting the liquid spill, working from the outside of the spill towards the center, with warm water and a dry, clean white cloth. Use a carpet-specific cleaner as needed for the spill. 

For oil-based stains, you'll want to consult with your manufacturer's guidelines. These spills can be much more difficult to remove. As part of your overall rug care plan, we recommend at least one professional cleaning each year. 

Area Rug Pads

Every area rug needs a good rug pad! Learn more about rug pads and see why they're beneficial for your rugs and your hard surface flooring alike.

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