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Rug Care

Basic Rug Care



Vacuuming:

Most of today's vacuums are designed for high-powered suction for wall to wall carpet. Because of this, they are often too abrasive for use with area rugs on a normal setting. Upright or canister vacuums that don't include a beater bar are the best choice. If you don't have a canister vacuum, use either your vacuum's handheld attachment, or choose the lowest setting available to you. If you are not using a handheld attachment, and your vacuum has a beater bar, remove or raise it as high as possible. Vacuum carefully. This is extremely important as the brush can pull out fibers from the rug's backing and/or cause fuzzing on the surface.


Spot cleaning:

    • First, soak up the excess liquid by blotting with a clean, absorbent material. Do not brush or rub the stain. 
    • Then, spot-clean with a mild detergent-white vinegar solution. Do not use too much liquid.
    • Rinse area thoroughly with water and a small amount of white vinegar. Avoid wetting the rug’s backing.
    • Blot dry until most of the moisture has been absorbed.
    • Air dry. A fan or hairdryer on the cool setting can be used.


Pet Care:

Pets can have accidents. Attack pet stains with a commercial enzymatic cleaner to help break down stain and odor. 
When pet hair accumulates in a rug, brush vigorously with a stiff clothes brush or utility brush. Brush with the nap until dirt and hair cease to come out. 
Apart from regular home upkeep, we strongly recommend professional cleaning. To keep your rugs looking fresh, they should be brought to a reputable cleaner at least once a year.