Caring for Rugs

Caring for Rugs

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Caring for rugs is important to make your rug lasts longer. All rugs – whether machine-made, handmade, small rug or a large rug/carpet – will last longer and retain value through the years if properly cleaned and cared for.

Rug Treatment Sprays

There are protective sprays on the market that help to protect a rug from spills soaking into the fibres. However, some rugs are treated with these chemicals by the store or manufacturer Some fibres and some sprays may not work well together. Ask your rug seller if the rug has been treated, and if so with what chemicals.

Rug Pads

In addition to preventing movement on the floor surface, rug pads also help guard against wear and tear of the rug, since rugs also wear from the bottom up, rug pads allow the rug to ‘breathe’. There are several choices available on the market depending on the type of rug you have. Check with your rug seller, but most rug pads will not mark, stain or discolour the floor or carpeting underneath, as most underlay materials are stretchy. Because you don’t want it to be visible at the edges of your rug, a rug pad should be trimmed one inch shorter than the edge of the rug.All rug pads work with all types of rugs, including hand-knotted and machine made. However, it is important to choose a rug pad based on the type of floor the rug will will be used on.

Rug Treatment Sprays

There are protective sprays on the market that help to protect a rug from spills soaking into the fibres. However, some rugs are treated with these chemicals by the store or manufacturer Some fibres and some sprays may not work well together. Ask your rug seller if the rug has been treated, and if so with what chemicals.

Sweep your hard surface floors often. This helps keep the dirt at bay that would eventually get caught deep in the rug fibres and promote wear from underneath the rug.

A good quality vacuum cleaner is important to provide efficient dirt and dust removal and help to prevent the presence of dust mites, moths and carpet beetles. Look for a vacuum with a ‘HEPA filter’.

Vacuum the rug at least once every week to prevent dirt from being ground into the pile. Vacuum the back of the rug every other month.

Leave shoes at the door. Shoes drag in outdoor dust and dirt and help to crush down the fibres of the carpet.

Change or clean your air conditioner filters often to reduce the amount of dust in the air.

In addition to children and pets who are a difficult hazard to avoid, there are three types of damage that you can minimise to help protect your rug:

Sunlight Rug Damage

Direct sunlight can fade colours over time. To prevent uneven fading, rotate your rug several times a year. You can also rotate rugs between rooms to give them equal exposure to the brightest rooms in the house.

Moth Rug Damage
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Carpet Beetles Rug Damage
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Professional Rug Cleaning
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