Care & Maintenance tips on area rugs

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How to clean area rugs

Taking proper care of your area rugs is straightforward and easy. If you vacuum regularly, blot spills promptly, and do an occasional deep clean, you’ll find that your rug’s beauty stands up for many years to come.

We also recommend a good area rug pad to prevent slippage and to protect your floors underneath. 

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How to maintain area rugs


Vacuum regularly to remove dust and dirt particles before they get below the surface of the pile. Vacuum at least once a week in light traffic areas, more often in active areas.

Spot clean

Clean spots and spills quickly with products specifically formulated for your carpet type. Your manufacturer’s warranty will recommend product and provide specific instructions for additional care.

Deep clean

Professionally deep clean your carpets every 12 to 18 months. The carpet cleaning equipment professionals use extracts dirt and soil more effectively than DIY rental units.

Use quality carpet padding

Carpet padding not only gives better resilience and comfort underfoot, it can extend the life of your carpet. Your carpeting retailer can advise on the right carpet pad.


Use mats or area rugs – Place doormats both outside and inside entryways to trap dirt and moisture before it’s tracked into the home. Remember to clean mats regularly too.

Rotate furniture – Occasionally move your furniture to change foot traffic patterns and indentations. In additional, use carpet protectors under the legs of tables, chairs and couches to lessen the weight distribution.

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