How to take care of your rugs?
Here are few simple steps you can take to extend the life of your beloved rugs:
- Regular vacuuming the rug
Do not ignore to vacuum the rug. By regular vacuuming helps pick up dirt and debris before it sinks deep into the rug. Less dirt expands the life of your rug. Handmade rugs are unbelievably good at hiding dirt, which leads to early wear and tear. For best results, use a decent vacuum cleaner.
- Shake the rug outside
Do you remember your grandparents beating the rug outside? do not beat your antique rug, but give a good shake, which will help to get rid of any dust that the vacuum cleaner did not pick up.
- Rotate the rug regularly
Repeatedly stepping on the same place on a rug will eventually lead to wear and tear in these places. Rotate the rug regularly to ensure the rug wears evenly.
- Use doormats
The humble doormat does wonders to reduce the amount of sand and dirt tracked into the home. Invest a few dollars in doormats to expand the life of your rug and keep it clean longer.
- Keep the rug away for wet area
Antique or oriental rugs are made of natural fibers like wool, silk, cotton and even the combination of them. All natural fibers are likely to contaminate in wet conditions.
- Clean spots and spills immediately
Not only will a quick clean reduce the rate of absorption but it also helps reduce the bacteria and other problems associated with a spill.
- Keep the rug away for direct sunlight
If the rug is directly place under sunlight, it might slowly cause UV discoloration or color fading.
- Keep the rug away from excessive heat
Placing a nice rug in front of the fireplace might seem like a good idea, but the heat will dry the fiber’s natural oils.
- Turn the rug face down and vacuum the rear
In my opinion, this is the best rug care tip of them all. On a hard floor, turn the rug face down and then with a vacuum cleaner, repeatedly vacuum the back. By doing so, the dirt from down the pile can be removed.
- Clean the rugs by professionals
The best thing you can do for your handmade rug is to have it cleaned by professionals. Professional rug cleaner have right facilities to clean the rug.
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