Area rugs can add comfort and style to any home. They are often used to protect your floors and beautify your house. There many different types of rugs and each one requires a little different care. Carpet Care 2000 is here to tell you about different types of area rugs and the care required for each of them.
Vacuuming Natural Fiber Rugs; Grass, Jute & Sisal
Area rugs made from natural fibers such as grasses, jute, or sisal add a warm, eco-friendly touch to any home. This type of rug is usually loosely woven, so dirt and dust can pass through it quite easily. Vacuuming natural fiber rugs frequently is a very important part of proper care. If there is ever a spot or stain, it should be removed quickly and as soon as possible. Using a cleaner that is made especially for natural fibers is key in not damaging your rug.
High Traffic Pile Rugs Maintenance
This is a common choice among homeowners. These rugs are often made from carpet remnants and can be very beneficial in protecting your flooring in high traffic areas. Taking care of this type of rug is similar to other carpeting in your home. Vacuuming regularly, and annually having it professionally cleaned with help extend the life of your pile rug.
Washing Flat, Woven & Braided Rugs
Some woven and braided rugs are small enough that they can be washed in your washing machine. You should always check the back of the rug for care instructions before putting them in your washing machine to avoid damage. This type of rug is a great option for those that suffer from allergies. Because they are very flat in texture, they don’t allow dust and dirt to accumulate in them like other rug options.
Oriental & Persian Area Rugs Require Extra Care
Most Oriental and Persian area rugs are handmade, and because of this, you should always take extra care. They are usually made of very delicate fibers that can easily be damaged. They should be vacuumed regularly to remove dirt and debris, but to take appropriate care of their often vibrant colors and elegant look, it is always best to have a professional clean these rugs.
Dusting of Sheepskin or Fur Rugs
This type of rug is not loved by all, especially not the animal activist. If you do have a fur or sheepskin rug the best way to clean it is to dust it with talcum powder and leave it for several hours before shaking it off. It is important to not rub or scrub this type of rug in the case of a spill. This will ruin your rug. To clean the back, use lukewarm soapy water and a washcloth.
Professional Area Rug Cleaning in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Ripon, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & The East Bay of California
If you have area rugs throughout your house it is important to know how to care for them. Just like carpet, proper care and cleaning by a professional can help extend the life of your area rugs. Carpet Care 2000 has trained technicians with the knowledge and proper equipment to keep your area rugs clean and looking new. Contact us today for an appointment.