Basic Area Rug Care
Area rugs, much like carpets, require care and maintenance to age well over time.
Area rug care revolves around vacuuming! By vacuuming your rug, you are working to remove dirt, dust, and other debris that accumulate within its fibers. The debris can, if left untreated, damage the fibers of your rug and lead to premature aging. How often you vacuum will depend on the foot traffic the rug receives. In general, plan on doing so 1-2 times per week.
You might also consider entry mats near the doors of your home as well as encouraging guests to remove their shoes before walking across your rug. To prevent fading, rotate your area rugs periodically or move them to a different area in your home where UV rays are less present.
Dealing With Spills & Messes
Area rugs are susceptible to damage from liquid and solid messes. A swift clean-up when accidents occur can prevent a spill from becoming a stain.
For solid messes, a vacuum should be used to address the rug. Solid messes can become lingering stains if you wait to address them.
For liquid accidents, act fast! The longer you wait to address liquid spills or messes, the more likely it is to lead to a stain. Treat a liquid spill by obtaining a clean cloth and absorbing the substance before using another cloth to blot out the mess with cold water.
When in doubt, consult your manufacturer.