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Looking After and Maintaining
If you want to add life to your rug then the following information will prove to be very useful in ensuring that your rug receives the best treatment in order to prolong longevity. As always, prevention is better than cure so to speak and you will most likely find that the key to maintaining your rug is using common sense.
The main thing to point out is that most rugs have a label on the back. Always follow the manufactures guidelines on that label. The manufacturer knows the best way to care for that particular type of rug and provides these guidelines to ensure that your rug has a long and happy life.
Rotate Your Rug
Rotate your rug on a regular basis. This is especially important if your rug is in a high traffic area (an area where a lot of people constantly walk by) where your rug will receive a lot of wear and tear. This will enable your rug to wear evenly i.e. one corner of the rug won’t look more worn than the others.
Prevent people from walking on your rug with dirty shoes. You can do this by either creating a no shoes policy in your home or by having entry mats which will create a barrier and remove dirt from shoes by the entrance points to your home.
Ensure that you never place your rug on damp or wet floors, this will just encourage breakdown of the fibres from which they are made from and could make your rug start to go mouldy.
Cleaning Your Rug
Cleaning your rug is especially important for increasing the life of it.
It is highly recommend that you spot test the cleaning solution on a small area of the rug before applying it in large quantities. Some cleaners can damage the pile of the rug or bleach the fibres so it is best to use a cleaning solution that you know is safe. Rug Doctor has some excellent stain removing cleaners that are suitable for cleaning rugs. As with all stains it is advised that if you are not confident in tackling it that you seek advice of a professional rug cleaner, they are often cheaper than you would think and can remove some of the most stubborn stains with ease.
Vacuum Your Rug
The key to maintaining a healthy rug is to vacuum it regularly. Different types of rugs respond better to different methods of cleaning. Below lists the type of rug and the best type of vacuum cleaning method.
Hand Tufted and Hand Knotted Rugs
Machine Made Rugs –
Other Rugs Including Natural and Sisal
Use an Anti Slip Floor Protector
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