Our guide to rug care
Despite your best efforts at cleanliness, your carpet will eventually become the victim of drops, spills, accidents, and whatever's on the bottom of your shoes. That’s why we’re sharing these basic rug care tips to help you maintain your beautiful rugs. Following these tips will not only help to keep your rugs looking its best, but it will help you extend its life.
Cleaning and vacuum
- Vacuum heavy traffic areas twice or thrice times a week, and the rest of your carpet once a week.
- Add baking soda to the bag in your vacuum to fight odors.
- Use an indoor and an outdoor welcome mat to reduce the amount of dirt that enters your home.
- Test area rugs for colorfastness before placing them over your carpet. Some rugs may bleed their colors.
- Vacuum under area rugs once in two months. This removes any loose dirt that may be trapped under.
- Leave the protective blocks in place for a couple days after a carpet cleaning. This helps to avoid any color transfer from your furniture to the floor.
- Clean your furniture and your carpet at the same time. A professional cleaning gets rid of the everyday dirt and soil.
In case of stains
- Always treat the affected area immediately. The longer the spill sits there, the harder it’ll be to remove the stain.
- Use only cold water and mild detergent to clean shoe dirt or some food stains.
- For a major food spill, gently remove as much solid material as you can with a spoon, or a dull knife. Add water and blot, using detergent or one or two drops of a mild dish soap to a full glass of cold water. Then, using the highest suction function, vacuum back and forth, adding more water to the stain as you go until completely clean.
- If stains remain after cleaning, moisten tufts in the stained area with 3% hydrogen peroxide and let stand for one hour. Blot and repeat until completely clean.
We hope the above is useful to you. If you require any further information, feel free to contact us for professional advice.
May your rug live a happy and long life!