Area Rugs

5 Tips To Extend The Life Of Your Area Rugs

All area rugs need to be properly taken care of in order to withhold a maximum longevity potential!

cleaning your area rugs helps a ton with your general ROI

All of us at Rug Source understand how exciting it is for everyone to purchase a new area rug and begin a new investment within your home or office’s aesthetics, but getting the biggest ROI with your area rugs is directly correlated to how you take care of them on a regular basis.

On this page we’re going to go over five of our expert tips when it comes to extending the longevity of your area rugs, and as always feel free to reach out to us online if you have any further rug maintenance and upkeep questions!

#1: Frequently Vacuum!

Vacuuming frequently (at least once per week) is an important prerequisite when it comes to area rug maintenance, and this is mainly because dirt and dust will settle within your rug’s fibers on a daily basis. Although vacuuming is essential, it’s only going to be capable of removing about 80% of your rug’s debris so it can’t solve everything!

This is why it’s always important to have your area rugs professionally cleaned on a regular basis as well, because removing deeply trapped debris goes a long way in terms of ensuring rug longevity.

But no matter what type of rug you have, vacuuming on a weekly basis will always be very beneficial in terms of your overall maintenance routine!

#2: Properly Address Spills ASAP!

It’s always important to make sure you’re handling any spills on your area rugs as quickly as possible, and this is because acting quickly and efficiently will help you avoid any stains from becoming permanent.

This means you should always have some non-toxic cleaning agents available within your home or office just in case the unexpected occurs, and this can include thick paper towels or any white absorbent materials. It’s also important to note that you should always spread your cleaning solution on to your absorbent material as opposed to putting it directly on the rug.

And remember always blot, don’t scrub any stained areas, because scrubbing can actually create an adverse effect in terms of your rug’s fibers!

#3: Rotate Your Area Rugs For Even Wearing

There are a lot of detrimental effects to not rotating your rugs, including:

  • Sun fading
  • Moth/insect harboring underneath furniture
  • High traffic wearing

It’s also important to always reverse your rugs if it’s at all possible, like with certain kilims and braids.

#4: Use A Pad Underneath Your Rugs To Extend Longevity

It’s also absolutely crucial to ensure that you are placing a pad underneath any area rug that’s on top of hardwood floors, and this predominately is related to the structural integrity and minimization of wearing/slipping. Pads will also always do a really great job at limiting the overall amount of air space between your rugs and flooring, which is great in terms of avoiding any type of bug infestations.

If you place a rug on tile floors or even carpets, it’s still important to place a pad underneath it. Many area rugs on top of carpets are susceptible to wrinkling and ripples, which can ultimately damage the foundation of a rug and potentially create unwanted tears. Rugs can also sink into the grout lines of tile floors, which can deteriorate the foundation over long periods of time, and tile floors tend to be pretty slippery with rugs too!

#5: Extend Your Rug’s Lifetime Via Professional Cleaning At Least Every Couple Of Years

There are countless rug issues, including those pertaining to pets and kids, which are best to leave to the professionals. You should always have your rugs cleaned professionally at least every couple of years, and this is something that the experts at Rug Source can help you out with.

Rugs need to thoroughly cleaned via washing and drying on all sides, so this typically isn’t something you should conduct within your home. Area rug washing procedures can actually be a lot more complicated than most homeowners think, so always know that your rug’s longevity is in good hands when it’s professionally cleaned.

Reach Out To The Rug Source Experts For More Information About Extending The Life Of Your Area Rugs!

Taking care of your area rugs is a lot easier said than done, but you’ll always feel a lot better after conducting any of the above 5 tips because you’ll be more rest assured that you’re properly taking care of your beautiful home aesthetic investments.

We understand that everyone’s rug maintenance circumstances are unique, so feel free to contact us online or call us at 980-422-4080 or 704-763-0979 today to get in touch with one of our experts who will be more than happy to answer any questions/concerns you may have about taking care of your area rugs!

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