Area Rugs Care & Maintenance

Daily Area Rugs Care

There are plenty of measures that you can take that will help preserve your attractive area rugs daily. First, use mats at all entranceways and have guests remove footwear at the door when they enter the home. Brush your pets frequently to reduce the amount of hair and dander, then trim all pet claws to prevent snagging the rug fibers. We also recommend using area rug pads to prevent rugs from slipping and help your rugs wear more evenly over time!

Dirt, Debris, Spills & More

To keep your area rugs looking fresh and new, it’s incredibly important to keep the rug surface free of any offenders! Tracked-in dirt, debris, dust, and pet dander can all become abrasive over time and dull the rug surface. If a spill occurs on your area rugs, many modern selections offer greater stain resistance than past rug options, which helps reduce worry for owners of active homes. However, you still want to act as soon as they occur with the proper care steps to prevent permanent stains and absorption into the rug.

When it comes to removing dirt and debris most effectively from your rug surface, we recommend that you vacuum daily or as frequently as possible with an appropriate vacuum model. We also recommend disengaging all beater bars and verifying with your rug manufacturer’s warranty before using a robot vacuum cleaner. Your area rug construction will determine the best vacuum cleaner and our experts can help you match the best model. If your rugs cannot be vacuumed, take them outside and shake off as much dirt, debris, and dust as you can!

If a spill or pet accident occurs on your rug, start by gently lifting and removing any solid material with a spoon. Next, begin blotting the stain with a dry, clean white cloth and warm water. Begin blotting from the perimeter of the stain and work into the center. You can then use a gentle carpet-specific cleaner to spot treat as needed. We recommend that you have your area rugs professionally cleaned annually as part of your overall care strategy to remove any residual stain.