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Cleaning Tips - Taking Care of Your Rug

Updated on January 17, 2019
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Rug Cleaning


Rugs come in all shapes, sizes and colours and play an important role in your home. They may be there to protect your floors, provide warmth, add comfort or to help stop too much dirt coming in from outside.

Large dense rugs can help block out the cold and do a great job keep winter droughts from creeping in. Thicker, woven rugs have a great ability to absorb excess sound, which makes them perfect if you live in an apartment or have wooden floorboards.

In terms of rug size, large rugs are statement pieces that can add a great impact to a room, whilst smaller, subtle rugs help to tie a house together and help bring life to your decor. Depending on your personality and preferences, you’re bound to find a rug to suit your style, whether it’s a lighter shade or a more captivating darker shade.

Rug Styles

In terms of styles, you have a wide range of options available.

Kids Rugs

Kid’s rugs doubles up as an imaginative island. They are likely to have toy cars raced on or toy-brick houses built on them and come are there to incite imagination and be part of the fun.

Persian Rugs

Carpet weaving in Persia is an institution that goes as far back as the region’s history and are a source for antique styling. They're traditional in style and go with rich dark woods and classic furniture

Turkish Rugs

Turkish rugs are made from wool, by hand and covered with intricate designs and an array of coloured patterns, quite similar to Persian rugs.

Shag Pile Rugs

A shag rug has a deep but thin pile that literally looks modern and shaggy, similar to animal fur. They are soft and sumptuous.

Modern Rugs

Modern rugs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, with various prints to suit a modern home. They're often synthetic and are great for longevity, durability and affordability.

Caring For Your Rug

Like all things in your home, caring for your rug is essential and what you need to do can vary according to the rug’s design, style and materials. A simple clean each week can be done using some common household cleaning items to maintain the rugs overall condition. In addition to vacuuming, you can use a combination of dishwashing soap, vinegar and hot water to gently blot any marks or spots with a soft cloth, however when using any cleaning agent on your carpet, make sure you test it on a small, inconspicuous part first. This is to ensure the cleaning agent doesn’t discolour your carpet or have an unexpected reaction. Keeping up with basic rug cleaning will extend the lifespan of your rug and keep it looking great.

Vacuuming your rug regularly or when it’s needed will help eradicate and manage common household debris such as pet hair, fluff balls, loose dirt and other little bits. Without this, it will pile up and as it is walked on, it’ll be harder vacuum away. This top compaction will eventually cause damage to the rug’s surface, therefore aim to vacuum weekly.

Stains can be tricky to attend to. Spot-cleaning with warm water and a sponge will prove useful against some of the everyday stains and dirt. If the stains are more difficult to remove, it could be worth having a professional rug cleaner help you out.

Periodic Maintenance Using a Professional Rug Cleaner

In addition to basic home practices, enlist the help of a professional cleaning service. Vacuuming and basic cleaning can only do so much. Being able to get into those deep internal fibres means can help address dust and mites building up which can exacerbate allergies. Professional cleaning is essential for your family’s health and can be the key to ensuring your rugs longevity and condition.

Mobile Rug Cleaning

Professional dry carpet cleaners, have a equipment that unlocks dust and dirt down at the deepest level of your carpet and rugs, with a unique rapid treatment. First, a high-powered vacuum is used, followed by pre-treatment and application of a patented compound that draws soil and stains to the surface for removal. This is followed by restoring the pile look fresh through hand grooming with a carpet rake.

Plus, as they're mobile, they will come to you. Good luck!

© 2019 Daryn Cope


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    • Lisabean2202 profile image

      Lisa Bean 

      7 months ago from Nevada

      You share a lot of great tips here. Thank you! We have several hand made persian rugs that definitely could benefit from a professional rug cleaning!


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