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How to Clean Your Rug

How to Clean Your Area Rug

Rugs are not just pieces of decorative elements, they are also investments. They add warmth, comfort, and style to any room and make a statement with their unique design and materials. Keeping these rugs clean and in good condition is essential to preserving their value and maintaining their beauty. Here are some tips for cleaning area rugs.

  1. Regular vacuuming: Regular vacuuming is an essential step in keeping your rug clean and free of dirt, dust, and debris. The frequency of vacuuming will depend on the traffic and usage of the rug. High-traffic areas should be vacuumed more frequently, while low-traffic areas may only need to be vacuumed once or twice a week.
  2. Spot cleaning: Immediate action is crucial when it comes to dealing with spills and stains. Use a clean cloth or sponge to blot up as much of the spill as possible, being careful not to rub the stain in deeper. Avoid using hot water or strong chemicals as they can cause damage to the fibers and the dyes.
  3. Professional cleaning: Professional cleaning is the best way to keep your rug in excellent condition. A professional cleaner will have the necessary tools, techniques, and expertise to clean your rug thoroughly and safely. The cleaning process may include vacuuming, deep-cleaning, and stain-removal, and will be tailored to the specific type of rug you have.

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  1. Protect your rug: Protecting your rug from dirt, dust, and spills is also essential to keeping it clean. Use a rug pad under your rug to prevent slipping, and keep the rug free of pet hair, dust, and debris. Place a rug protector under the legs of furniture to prevent furniture from snagging and damaging the rug fibers.
  2. Rotate your rug: Regularly rotating your rug will ensure that it wears evenly and prevents the development of any visible patterns of wear and tear. This will also give you an opportunity to inspect the rug for any signs of damage or wear and to address them promptly.

In conclusion, keeping your high-end area rug clean and in good condition requires a combination of regular vacuuming, spot cleaning, professional cleaning, protection, and rotation. By following these tips, you can extend the life of your rug, preserve its beauty and value, and enjoy its warmth and comfort for years to come. Find the perfect rug for your room at American Home Furniture and Mattress, ask for Mo!


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