Rugs are a great way to provide your home with a higher level of comfort while adding to your own personal style of home décor. Rugs are available in so many different shapes, sizes, textures and colors that any home owner can find a rug that fits perfectly into their home. Rugs are great for living rooms, dining rooms, doorways and high traffic areas within the home. Just like any other floor covering, rugs can take quite a beating from spills, dirt, dust grime and pets. Keeping the rugs in your home clean will keep your home looking new and refreshing. There are specific actions you can take when it comes to keeping your rugs as clean as possible, which will lessen the chance of a stain settling in and keep your rugs looking like new.
Vacuum Oriental Area Rugs & Carpet
The first and most important step to a clean and long lasting rug is to vacuum it often. With every day foot traffic bringing dirt, dust and grime into your home, it is most important to vacuum your rugs at the end of each day. The materials that are brought into your home from the outdoors can quickly sink into your rug and the longer they are allowed to linger, the more chance the fibers in your rug are going to soak up that dirt and grime, resulting in a stain that will be extremely difficult to remove on your own.
How to Remove Dents in Carpets & Rugs
Placing rugs underneath furniture like a couch, dining table or coffee table is a great way to preserve your carpet and brighten up your room. When furniture sits on a rug for a long period of time it will leave a noticeable dent on the rugs surface. To even out these marks, it is important to rotate your rugs often. If your furniture is sitting on a rug, you may also want to consider moving your furniture regularly to avoid the impressions or uneven fading that may occur on the rug.
How to Store Oriental, Persian & Area Rugs
If you are in the process of moving, or have a rug that you do not want to get rid of but plan on using it in the future, be sure to roll the rug when preparing it for storage. When you roll your rug, you will prevent any creases that could form if you were to fold it instead of rolling it up neatly. It is much easier to break down, move, and store the rug when it is rolled up. This type of storage will also help keep your rug clean and dust free while sitting in storage.