Rugs are a very common floor covering that can be used throughout a home and the right rug can really enhance the look of a room. Oriental rugs are an especially popular choice because of their beauty, durability, and versatility in style, yet they must be properly maintained in order to maximize their longevity. Professional carpet cleaning companies such as Green T offer cleaning services for all types of rugs, but they should also be maintained between professional cleanings. The following are guidelines for providing proper care for your oriental rug.
The most important step for maintaining the health of your oriental rug is regular vacuuming. Regular vacuuming will remove dirt, dust, and other debris from the fibers before they can accumulate and cause the rug to deteriorate. It is most effective to vacuum a rug in the direction of a dirt pile to prevent the debris from settling and extra care should be taken when vacuuming rugs with fringe.
Certain areas of a home see more foot traffic than others and as a result, rugs that remain in the same high traffic areas may experience more wear and tear. By rotating the rugs in your home, you can prevent the rugs in higher traffic areas from wearing out faster than the rugs in low traffic areas. It is suggested to rotate your rugs every six months.
Oriental rugs that sit on hard surface floors may slip when stepped on; creating an unsafe situation and possibly causing damage to the rug itself. Placing a pad under rugs on hard surface floors will prevent slippage and help contribute to the rug’s longevity. Pads can also be placed underneath rugs on carpeting if you prefer the extra thickness.
While following these maintenance tips will help keep your oriental rugs maintained between professional cleanings, it is beneficial to have your rugs professionally cleaned at least once every two years. Green T Carpet Cleaning provides professional rug cleaning services that are safe for all types of natural and synthetic rugs. Our proven cleaning methods will remove dirt and debris from the rug and we can also remove tough stains. Contact Green T Carpet Cleaning for our in-home or pickup/ drop-off rug cleaning services.