Area Rugs and Oriental Rugs: Basic Cleaning Tips and Professional Care

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There are all different types of flooring; from hardwood floors, carpets, and tile to natural stone floors and even area rugs. Rugs are mostly made up of the same fibers that make up our carpets, but their care differs from carpets drastically. Depending on the type of rug you have, you’ll want to take a few extra steps and give a little more TLC to those beautiful pieces of decor in your home to ensure that they have a long, lasting lifetime.


Oriental Rugs


Oriental rugs are handmade with special care in various sizes (though most of them are larger area rugs). Because they’re handmade, they require extra care and cleaning to get the most out of their beauty and keep them from becoming worn over the years. With the proper care, however, your oriental rug could last centuries and even become a family heirloom!


Basic care for oriental rugs typically involves light vacuuming and turning the rug occasionally so that each fiber gets the same amount of wear. If your oriental rug sits in direct sunlight, it’s important to turn it every so often so that the colors don’t begin to fade. Last but certainly not least, be extremely gentle with the fringe. Check the labels for care instructions, and contact a professional cleaning service for help caring for them.


Area Rug Cleaning


As long as your rug is small enough to pick up, you can start by beating it clean. That’s right- shake your rug outside first, and then hang it on a clothesline for a good beating. Afterward, bring it back inside to finish cleaning it by vacuuming. When vacuuming your rug, use the gentle setting and start from the center, working your way outward. Lift any fringe on the edges to be able to vacuum beneath, and viola! You’re done!


Call in The Professionals


A few times throughout the year, it’s best to call in the professionals for a thorough deep clean of your area rugs. When you call The Steam Team, your rug won’t be finished cleaning until our technicians have given it a thorough inspection and we specialize in caring for oriental rugs, so you won’t be disappointed! If you have any questions please call or visit our website.