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Care and Maintenance

You’ve finally found the perfect rug for your home, now it’s time to give it the care and maintenance it deserves. Luckily, rugs made with high-quality fibers can withstand everyday wear and tear much better than synthetic, machine-made rugs. To fully extend the lifetime of your new favorite piece, read our tips for keeping your rug vibrant and strong for years to come.

Vacuuming Your Rug

Long-lasting durability starts with one simple rule: vacuum regularly. Dirt and debris can build up and break down the fibers in your rug, leaving it with a less-than-desirable appearance. Be sure to always vacuum with the natural grain of the rug to avoid pulling up fibers or damaging knots, and turn your vacuum on to the lowest most gentle setting. Additionally, don’t forget about those spaces under your sofa or bed, as regularly cleaning these unexposed parts can prevent potential moth damage.If you are ever unsure whether a simple cleaning will do the trick, our team offers professional cleaning and rug restoration services.

Treating Fresh Spills

If an accidental spill happens, don’t panic. The key is to act quickly, but make sure to not make the stain worse with a potential misstep. Always begin by blotting and removing as much of the stain as you can with a cloth or paper towelUse a cloth dampened with warm water and club soda to treat the affected area. Be gentle and do not rub too harshly, as this can work the stain deeper into the fibersIf you have a stubborn stain on your hands, you can try using a mild or natural soap. Never use harsh over-the-counter chemicals or cleaning products. Once the stain has lifted, use a dry, clean white cloth to blot away any excess waterIf the stain persists, give us a call to schedule a professional cleaning


Loose Threads

If there are any loose threads in your carpet do not worry. Each knot in a hand woven rug is cut by hand, and so sometimes there are threads that are left longer than the rest. Don’t try to pull them out because you might pull the whole knot with it. Use a pair of sharp scissors to remove the extra thread down to the length of the pile.

Carpets in Sunlight

If your carpet is placed in a room or area that gets full sun, it is important to rotate it every so often to prevent uneven discoloration. Although natural dyes are less susceptible to fading, any material left in direct sunlight will eventually fade with time. Rotating the rug will make fading less noticeable, and allow the colors to stay even throughout the rug’s life.

Storing and Moving Rugs

Make sure to roll your carpet when you want to store or move it, as this prevents creases and folds from forming. Store your rug in a cool, dry, dark place to protect it from moisture and uneven sunlight exposure. Additionally, it is always a good idea to wrap your rug in a protective seal or casing to prevent insects from nesting in the fibers

What to Avoid When Caring for Your Rug

Do not use chemical cleaning products on your carpet. Additionally, do not use a lot of water when you clean stains. For hard to remove stains, it’s best to trust the experts.

Professional Cleaning

Even with the best care, it’s still a good idea to get your rugs professionally cleaned every 12-24 months, depending on the amount of dirt and stains it’s been exposed to. Give us a call at 303.825.0064 to get an estimate on professional cleaning.