Even if you don’t have a lot of spare time, there are some quick and easy tasks that will do wonders to protect the look and longevity of your area rug. Read on to learn more!
Daily care & maintenance
A good vacuum cleaner is your area rug's best friend. Invest in a quality vacuum and use it regularly! Nowadays, vacuums are more efficient and effective, and some are even robotic! Whichever vacuum you opt for, make sure you use it thoroughly—vacuuming removes dirt and dust from your area rug's fibers that would otherwise dull its appearance over time.
Make family members and guests alike remove their shoes before walking across your area rug. You may also consider getting doormats to trap dirt in advance. We also recommend the occasional professional cleaning or shampooing your rug. Don't dry clean rugs or use bleach on them!
Dealing with spills & stains
No matter how careful you are, your area rug will probably fall victim to stains or spills, especially if you have kids or pets. Fortunately, many of our area rugs are sold with stain-resistant technology, which makes it easy to deal with stains!
Before cleaning up any mess, establish whether it's an oil- or water-based stain. Then, consult your manufacturer's care guide. Some stains will wipe away with a simple cloth while others will require a more comprehensive approach. It is best to consult our common stain removal guide to see how best to tackle each particular mess.