Daily Area Rug Care
Much like carpet flooring, area rugs are a fairly low-maintenance flooring option. However, there are certain steps that you can take to guarantee that your area rug ages well over time. Some of these, while obvious, can be the difference between an area rug that lasts for a year or so and one that lasts for much-much more.
With area rugs, the key is to vacuum them often. By establishing a vacuuming routine and working to remove dirt and debris from the fibers of the carpet, you are actively working to prolong its lifespan while also helping to keep your rug looking great. You should also consider placing doormats at the entrances of your home and encouraging your guests to always remove their shoes before entering.
Area Rug Stain Guide
Act Quickly when a spill takes place on your area rug! Delaying may cause the spill to become a permanent stain. Blot liquids with a dry, white absorbent cloth or white paper towels. Gently scrape up semi-solids with a rounded spoon. Break up solids and vacuum.
Pretest any spot removal solution (for color transfer to the cloth or damage to the rug) in an inconspicuous area. If a change occurs, select another solution. Apply a small amount of the solution to a white cloth, and work in gently - do not rub -- working from the edges of the spill to the center to prevent spreading. Allow it to remain on the spill for a few minutes. Be patient. Blot.
When the spill is completely removed, rinse the area with cold water; blot with a dry cloth until all moisture is removed.