Caring for Area Rugs

Our friends at Mohawk offer some helpful tips for taking proper care of your area rugs.
Guidelines for general area rug care:
  • Vacuuming Vacuum your rug regularly to remove loose soil, taking special care when vacuuming fringe and edges to avoid accidental fraying. When vacuuming a wool rug set your vacuum’s beater bar to the highest setting to prevent the cleaning brush from pulling and damaging the surface fibers of your rug. Shag rugs are best vacuumed through use of the attachments or a canister vacuum with no beater bar.
  • Rotation Rotating your rug often will allow the normal wear to be more evenly distributed. Regularly rotating your rug will also help to minimize color changes that may occur from exposure to direct sunlight.
  • Rug Pad Every rug needs a rug pad. Rug pads extend the life of your rug as the pad absorbs the traffic wear and tear.
Area rugs should be spot cleaned with a solution of mild detergent and water or clean professionally.Jute, Hemp, Coir , Sea grass and Sisal are natural fiber rugs that have an inherent quality of having loose fibers. If you see any loose threads on the face, trim with scissors, Pulling on loose threads may cause unraveling and accidental damage to the rug.Note: Always comply with the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning methods on the rug's label to prevent warranty invalidation and damage to the rug.For more information on area rug care, visit Mohawk's web site or give us a call.###