Area rugs are made up of the same fibers that make up carpeting. While there are numerous different types of these fibers, they all need to be regularly and properly cared for in order to get the most out of the flooring that you chose. With area rugs, however, there are a few additional things you can do elongate their lifetime. Let’s take a look!
Contrary to popular belief, there are numerous factors that cause wear and tear on flooring -- not just foot traffic. The easiest way to reduce wear and tear on area rugs is the make sure you’re rotating them regularly since they’re easy to move. Sunlight is a huge factor that fades fabric, especially those vibrant colors on area rugs, rotating will ensure that the whole rug is treated the same and one area doesn’t fade quicker than others.
Stay on Top of Stains
If a spill occurs, it’s important to tend to it as quickly as possible. The longer your rug sits with the stain, the deeper the stain embeds into its carpet fibers, and the more difficult it is to remove!
Water spills should be absorbed and dried as quickly as possible but any other liquid will need to be blotted until all of the excess moisture has been removed.
Thorough Deep Clean
Although you may vacuum and sweep your area rugs regularly, you’ll still need a more thorough deep clean on occasion. In these instances you can always call your local steam cleaning company. Companies like The Steam Team will know exactly how to handle your area rugs and will have them looking brand new without any hassle at all.
For a hassle-free, professional, deep-cleaning, always keep The Steam Team in mind! The Steam Team has years of experience cleaning and caring for area rugs, oriental rugs, carpeting, upholstery… and so much more!