I think you will agree with me when I say that rugs get wore down and dirty each day. With these time and money saving tips outlined below, you can dramatically preserve the life of your rug.
Know the yarn and backing. Also, be aware if the manufacturer left any specific instructions for the maintenance of your rug.
Consider having multiple rugs to rotate in high traffic areas. This rotation will preserve your rug in a high traffic area.
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Limit your rug's exposure to direct sunlight to prevent fading. Consider closing the blinds when the room is not in use.
Vacuum 1-2 times weekly. Never pull on loose strands, always cut them back to size.
Use protectors on the feet of furniture to prevent large divots or damage the pile. Make the legs of furniture are clean before placing them on the rug.
Vacuuming your rug will extend the life and beauty of it significantly. Vacuum at least 1-2 times weekly, even more for high traffic areas.
If there is stubborn pet hair or dirt in your rug consider using tools such as a carpet brush or carpet rake.
Blot up the spill using a clean cloth. Do not rub in the stain. Scrap up solid spills and then vacuum when dry.