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Tips on Caring for your Natural Area Rug

Tips on Caring for your Natural Area Rug

Posted by Natural Area Rugs on May 11th 2006

SIMPLE TIPS ON HOW TO CARE FOR A RUG

Knowing how to care for a rug is just as important as picking out the right rug in the first place.

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.

Home Rug Cleaning 101

Three home rug cleaning basics that will keep your area rugs in their best condition for longer.

Use a Doormat- One of the best ways to self clean rugs? Keep them clean in the first place. Using a doormat at your front door will help protect your rugs/carpet from outside dirt, leaving you with less mess to deal with over the period of time.

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.

Get More Tips on How to Refresh an Area Rug

We’ve got tons of additional tips on how to refresh an area rug, as well as creative ways to style your rugs. Check out the rest of our blog for more area rug cleaning tips, and then browse our bestsellers, new arrivals, and more to find the ideal area rugs for your home, including custom options that are guaranteed to fit your interior décor and your needs.

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