RUG CARE
& MAINTENANCE

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Are rug care & maintenance

Even if you don’t have a lot of spare time, there are some quick & easy tasks you can incorporate into your daily routine to protect the look and longevity of your area rug. These will go a long way to keep your rug looking as good as new for years to come.

Start by having guests and family members remove shoes before walking across your rug. This will minimize the amount of dirt brought in and dragged across your flooring. Dirt particles damage rugs over time! Place carpet protectors under all furniture legs, limit exposure to direct sunlight, and take caution when relocating furniture. Vacuum your rug a couple of times a week with a manufacturer-approved appliance. Twice a week should be sufficient, especially if your rug is in an area with light to medium traffic.

Dealing with spills & stains

No matter how careful you are, your area rug will most likely fall victim to the occasional spill over time, especially if you have kids or pets. If a spill occurs, it's important to act quickly. Here's what to do.

First and foremost, establish whether the spill is oil-based or water-based. If it's water-based, simply blot with a damp cloth to absorb as much of the spill as you can before it can set and become a stain. Use a manufacturer-approved carpet cleaner if needed and carefully follow instructions.

Since some messes will just wipe away with a cleaning cloth and others will require comprehensive stain removal directions, it’s best to consult our common stain removal guide to see how best to tackle each particular mess.

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