Tips on Caring for your Natural Area Rug

It’s bound to happen—someone spills a drink on your natural fiber rug or dirt is accumulating causing a dark stain.  Here are a few tips that will help you keep your natural area rug in great condition for years to come.

Use a Doormat- Using a doormat at your front door will help protect your rugs/carpet from outside dirt.

Vacuum Regularly- You should vacuum your rugs or carpet often with an upright vacuum to get rid of dust and dirt. You should especially pay attention to those high traffic areas.  Vacuuming daily or at least once a week is highly recommended.

Clean Spots and Spills Immediately- With a liquid spill, blot as much as you can with a clean white absorbent cloth.  Use a small amount so you don’t saturate the fiber.  Do not rub because you can embed the spill deeper into the fiber. With solids, get up as much as possible with a spoon and then use a small amount of detergent or household solvent to clean.  Be sure to work from the outside of the spot towards the center.

More tips on caring for and cleaning your natural area rugs.

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