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Area Rug Care & Maintenance

Regular care and maintenance are the best ways to ensure that your area rug always looks its best. 

Daily Area Rug Care

Area rug maintenance is simple. The key to maintaining your rug is investing in a quality vacuum cleaner and putting it to use regularly. How often you need to vacuum will depend on the foot traffic within the room. Some vacuum daily, while others only do it every couple of days. Vacuuming helps to remove dirt, dust, and other debris from your carpet fibers. Doing so will give your rug a sharp and clean look. 

You should also place doormats at the entrances of your home and have visitors remove outdoor shoes before walking across your carpet. It’s important to minimize the amount of dirt tracked onto your flooring, as dirt particles can damage your rug. 

Furniture protectors could also prove beneficial. Area rug care is simple but does require some work. 

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Vacuuming your rug is the best way to ensure that it continues to look great. You can also place walking mats at he entrances of your home and encourage your guests to remove their shoes.

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Address liquid spills immediately to avoid long-term damage. Spot cleaning is an effective way to minimize the damage associated with liquid spills. For hard-to-handle stains, consult your manufacturer on best practices for removing such a substance.

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Solid messes can often be picked up or vacuumed away. If you find that your carpet is taking on a lot, you could also opt for a professional rug cleaning. Area rugs can typically be maintained by the homeowner, however.