Area rugs not only add comfort to a room, but they add a large dose of style as well. Just like carpet, area rugs are made from many different types of material. There are some basic care instructions that will help extend the life of most area rugs. There are, however, some special care instructions for some materials rugs are made of. Steam Green Carpet Cleaning is here to share some cleaning tips and special care instructions for the many rugs out there.

Basic Area Rug Care

Like mentioned above, there are some steps that should be taken regularly to keep your rug in good shape. Here are some basic care techniques to extend the life of your rug.
Rotate Area Rugs – To help your area rug wear evenly, you should rotate it a couple times a year. High traffic areas and sun can damage your rug and by turning it regularly, it helps you avoid large wear marks on those main walkways.
Vacuum Area Rugs – Just like carpet, regular vacuuming is crucial to the care of your area rug. It keeps dirt and debris from building up in the fibers or your rug, causing permanent damage.
Shake Area Rugs – If you have smaller rugs in your space, they can be shaken out occasionally to get rid of dust as well.

Oriental & Persian Antique Rug Care

Oriental and Persian rugs are made from delicate fibers, and therefore require special care. They should be vacuumed regularly, but when it comes to giving them a deep clean, you should always hire a professional. With the proper tools, we are able to clean your rugs without damaging them in the process.

Natural Fiber Rug & Runner Care

Rugs made from sisal, jute, and other grasses add an inviting warmth to any room. They are usually woven loosely and allow dirt and dust to fall on the floor beneath it. For this reason, they should be moved on occasion to clean the floor underneath them. When spot cleaning a natural fiber rug, avoid using too much water. They are often damaged by access water. You need to make sure you are using a cleaner that is made specifically for natural fiber rugs to avoid permanent damage.

Fur & Other Animal Skin Rug Care

Talcum powder is the best way to clean rugs made from animal skins and fur. You never want to scrub this type of rug, because it will cause matting that is permanent. Dust talcum powder generously on the rug and leave it for several hours. It may be helpful to brush the powder into the rug if you are dealing with longer fur. After letting it sit, shake out the access powder. The back of the rug can always be cleaned with a damp rag and some soapy water. You will want to make sure the back is completely dry before laying it back on the floor after cleaning.

Woven or Braided Rugs

Many woven or braided rugs can be cleaned in the washing machine on a delicate cycle. You should always read the labels on the back of the rug to make sure it is safe to wash in your washing machine. It is always best to put them in a laundry bag before washing.

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No matter what your rug is made of, it will require a certain amount of care to ensure you get the most out of your rug. Just like carpet, an area rug should be cleaned professionally at least once a year to extend its life. Steam Green Carpet Cleaning offers area rug cleaning for all types of area rugs. Call us today and our trained technicians will help keep area rugs clean and like the day you bought them!