The very best area rugs completely transform a space’s overall look, feel and mood. In addition to their aesthetic value, area rugs provide comfort and safety to any given room and help protect the floors from dirt and debris.
Because area rugs are very much the “multi-tool” of the floor covering world, they get put through the ringer. Without proper maintenance and an attentive eye, inevitably they are going to look pretty worn out and beat up (especially in high-traffic areas). As a homeowner, you will want to do everything you can to keep your area rug spotless for as long as possible.
Commit to a Regular Cleaning and Maintenance Program
The easiest thing you can do to keep your area rug looking absolutely spotless for an extended amount of time is to make sure that it gets cleaned and maintained on a regular and scheduled basis. The schedule will depend on your lifestyle and how the rug is used. If there is a rug in a formal living room that rarely gets used, perhaps you only need to vacuum once a month to keep the fibres plump and vacuum up dust. If you have pets, children, or the rug is in a high traffic area, you may need to vacuum every day or two to prevent build up. It may sound like a lot, but these few minutes here and there can save you a lot of time and money down the road. This is especially important if your area rugs have sentimental value.
Keep Your Best Area Rugs in Low Traffic Areas
Again, this is probably going to seem a little bit like common sense, but you want to make sure that you are minimizing the amount of damage, dirt, and debris that your favourite area rugs are seeing. Though area rugs are going to experience wear and tear because of the role they play, if an area rug has special value to you then you’ll want to keep it protected. Though you’ll want to show off your favourite rug, you’ll also want to keep it out of high traffic areas, so it’s a delicate balance. If your special rug has any damage, our rug repair and alteration experts can help restore it.
Let Professionals Handle the Heavy Lifting
Without professional grade equipment, products, and techniques, you may never have the opportunity to really get your area rug quite as deeply cleaned as you had hoped you would be able to. Don’t be shy about calling in the professional rug cleaners when necessary to breathe new life into that floor covering.