Rug Maintenance Made Easy: Keep Your Rug Fluff for Longer
To ensure that your rug remains in good condition for years to come, there are certain steps you can take to maintain its quality. In this article, we will provide tips and advice on how to care for your rug, from vacuuming to rotating furniture.
Firstly, a simple and classic way to maintain your rug is to implement a no-shoes policy. Shoes can bring in dirt and grit that can be absorbed by the rug fibers, causing damage over time. By asking everyone to remove their shoes, you can prevent this from happening.
Vacuuming your rug is also crucial for maintaining its quality. The frequency of vacuuming depends on the size and type of the rug, but as a general rule, we suggest vacuuming at least twice a week. High-traffic areas require more attention, and for larger rugs, we recommend turning them over every three to eight months to vacuum the backside and remove any debris.
While regular cleaning can be done at home, professional cleaning is recommended every two to three years. This will effectively remove any build up of destructive residue from spills or pet accidents that may have accumulated over time.
Stains and spills can also be a problem for rugs, but it is important to address them as soon as they happen to prevent permanent damage. Follow our guide on “Stain removal for rugs” for tips and advice on how to tackle spills.
Rotating your furniture every six months can help prevent premature wear and tear in confined areas and reduce fading from sunlight and continuous pathway use. Remember, each chair leg can create divots in the rug, and even light furniture can sink over time.
If your rug is machine washable, follow the care label instructions for water temperature and wash cycle, using a mild detergent. Before washing, shake the rug and vacuum it to remove any debris. Tumble dry at the lowest heat setting.
Finally, using an underlay can be essential in maintaining your rug's quality. It keeps the fibres plumped, preventing flattening in certain areas, and reduces movement, preventing the rug from sliding or bunching up.
By following these tips and advice, you can ensure that your rug lasts for years to come, maintaining its quality and beauty.