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Care & Maintenance of Area Rug

Area Rugs

Please be sure to reference your area rug warranty for specific care requirements! For your general information, however, here are some basic tips and facts:

Regular Cleaning: Regular vacuuming will help rugs retain their beauty and will extend their useful life. In light to medium traffic areas, vacuum twice weekly. In the heavy traffic areas, vacuum daily.

Occasional Professional Cleaning: Professional carpet cleaning is recommended periodically using the hot water extraction method. Do not dry clean your rugs or use bleach.

Keep Heavy Furniture Off of Your Rugs: To help maintain a long life for your rug it is important to ensure that your furniture is not on top of it. Over time, your furniture can crush the fibers in your rug and create dents. If you must put furniture on top of your rug, investing in furniture coasters can help to prevent these dents.

Rotate Your Rug: If your rug is in a room that receives direct sunlight and/or a large amount of foot traffic, turning your rug once or twice a year is a great way to reduce uneven wear and fading.


Shag-type Rugs: Care must be taken to protect the cable yarn when you’re vacuuming your rug. Long yarns tend to wrap around beater-bars, and vacuum brushes will damage the fiber. So disconnect the beater-bar (consult your vacuum owner’s manual) to avoid this damage. You may wish to buy a carpet rake to use in conjunction with your vacuum. With the beater-bar disconnected, set your vacuum to the lowest height setting (for best suction); rake the carpet to loosen soil, and then follow with the vacuum!

Handling Spills: Clean food and beverage spills immediately. Blot with a clean cloth, then spot clean with a solution of clear dishwashing detergent and water (1/4 tsp dishwashing detergent to 1 quart of warm water). Rinse with water and blot dry. Do not dry clean and do not bleach. BLOT ONLY! Do not rub or scrub!