Like carpeting, rugs are incredibly popular choice for indoor floor covering in the US. Rugs are popular because hard surface is so popular. Because hard surface flooring is relatively low maintenance people often prefer it to carpet, but still want to have the warm homey feeling of carpet. So they turn to rugs. Surveys show that sixty-four percent of U.S. homeowners have rugs in their homes; but unfortunately only 40 percent of them clean their rugs on a regular basis. Like carpets, rugs require proper maintenance to retain their appearance and durability.
Unlike carpet, which has to be mass produced in rolls, area rugs can be much more craftly made, and may be made with delicate fibers, questionable dyes and woven patterns that might be damaged by well meaning people without the proper know-how and experience. This means that fiber content and construction are the major factors that determine the appropriate rug cleaning method. So we’re gonna offer you a few methods to keeping your rugs clean.
Vacuum rugs on a regular basis, just as often as carpet if not more, but watch out for the fringe, as this should be hand vacuumed only.
When spills occur – and they will occur – scoop or blot-up the excess. Then dilute the area with water and, with a white towel, blot – don’t rub – until no more color is visible on the towel.
Ideally, rugs should be removed from the home or office to be professionally cleaned.
Rotate your rugs once a year to ensure even wear.
How often should your rug be professionally cleaned? The answer depends on its location in your home. Does it get heavy foot traffic? Are there any pets? Often, animals are drawn to rugs and can leave behind unpleasant surprises that require specialized treatment.
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