There is no doubt in our mind that you paid top dollar for the gorgeous oriental rug covering your floor in the living room - so why skimp on its treatment? When treated properly, oriental rugs can last for years - decades, maybe even a century (or more!). However, many people don’t know what “proper treatment” for oriental rugs looks like - so let us help you. Today, we’ll go over some of the best ways to elongate the lifetime of that beautiful rug by treating it the right way!
Regular Maintenance Tips
Vacuum and Wipe
As with other fabrics, oriental rugs need to be regularly maintained to keep them looking their best. Vacuuming will help to remove a lot of the built up dirt, grime, and other particles that tend to settle within fabrics. Additionally, however, you can wipe the rug down with a damp sponge to help remove any dust.
If any spills happen on the rug - treat them immediately. Spot treating over time will keep your rug looking fresh and new, and of course, without stains.
Direct sunlight can fade the colors of your oriental rug, so it’s important to cover windows near the rug or move the rug somewhere out of the sun.
Long-Term Rug Care
Regular Rotation and Flipping
Rotating and flipping an oriental rug throughout its lifetime helps to keep the entire fabric looking new, instead of wearing down one area over and over again.
Professional Deep Cleaning
Periodically having your rug deep cleaned by a professional will help to maximize the lifetime of your oriental rug. Often times, vacuums don’t have strong enough suction to catch and pull every particle from the rug fibers. That’s why using a steam cleaner not only removes all of those dirty particles, but it also ensures that the rug is properly taken care of.
See? It’s rather simple to protect your investment - the gorgeous, hand-made oriental rug. Don’t hesitate to ask for help from the professionals - the last thing you want to do is put your oriental rug at risk for damage.