Area rug care & maintenance

Even if you don't have a lot of spare time, area rug care is easy and can be incorporated into your regular routine. Plus, it will keep your rug looking beautiful for many years to come.

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Preventative maintenance

Start with some preventative maintenance. Make sure family members and guests remove their shoes before entering your home & walking across your rugs. You may also consider getting doormats to trap dirt in advance. You should regularly vacuum your area rugs to remove all of the dirt, dust, and allergens that can get embedded in the fibers. We also recommend occasional professional cleaning or shampooing of your rugs. Remember not to dry clean or use bleach on any rug!

Dealing with a spill or stain

No matter how careful you are, your area rug will probably fall victim to the occasional spill, especially if you have kids or pets. With the proper response, however, that spill doesn't have to become a stubborn stain.

Before cleaning up any mess, establish whether it's an oil- or water-based stain. Then, consult your rug manufacturer's care guidelines. Some stains will wipe away with a simple cloth while others will require a more comprehensive approach involving cleaning solutions. You can also refer to the links below for help in treating any spill.

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Additional Resources

We’ve compiled this list of additional care and maintenance tips & stain removal resources for customers looking for a deeper dive into rug cleaning best practices.

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