Proper Rug Caring Techniques

Rug Caring

Having a dirty area rug at home isn’t just unappealing to look at – it could also lead to allergy and asthma triggers for some; this is we should keep our rugs clean at all times.

 

It’s important to note that there are some rare home rugs that call for specific handling when it comes to cleaning. Most rugs made from natural materials or antique rugs fall under this category. Carelessly washing them may lead to irreparable damage.

 

But for most synthetic rugs, such as ones made from synthetic materials such as nylon, polyester, or polypropylene, standard cleaning techniques may be carried out for proper maintenance.

 

For instance, when you see some hairs inside your home, you should get rid of them immediately; because chances are, they would make their way to your rugs. If you live with pets and you find it hard to remove the pet hairs on a rug surface, you can use a lint roller to make the process easier. If you don’t have a lint roller, a masking tape can also help in removing hairs.

 

Even when you don’t see any dirt or dust on the rug surface, vacuum it. It would be ideal to vacuum your rugs everyday, but four times a week will do if everyday vacuuming isn’t possible for your schedule.

 

Take your rugs outside and shake them from time to time to get rid of dust and dirt.

 

If your rug is washable, wash them regularly and hang them outside to dry. Make sure that it’s safe for your rug to be washed before doing this, there are certain rugs that are not to be soaked in water.

 

Make sure to rotate your rug from time to time to ensure that the foot traffic every portion receives would be balanced.

 

If you have a stained rug and don’t know how to get rid of the stain, don’t be so quick to try harsh detergents or cleaning products – call a professional rug cleaner to be certain that your rug won’t be damaged.

Common Rug Materials for Your Home

Rug

There are many reasons to add an area rug to your home. They add charm, they give comfort, provide protection from impact, minimize noise, and so on. Some area rugs are so beautiful that you just feel the need to add it even to a fully carpeted home.

 

If you are considering adding a rug to your home, you have to know what your options are so you can choose one that best fits your taste and would work well with as well as your family members. Yes, there are certain rug types that wouldn’t bode well with homes with toddlers and pets, and rugs that would not be ideal for areas with higher foot traffic.

 

You can go for rugs made from natural materials such as wool, cotton, silk, or cowhide. These natural rugs can be exceptionally soft and extremely durable. Almost all natural rugs are handmade, hand tufted or handwoven. Although rugs made from natural materials are known for their high quality, they might not be the best choice if you are living with toddlers who are prone to make spills and stain surfaces; this is because natural rugs are absorbent by nature and once liquid has been spilled on them, it easily sets and could be extremely hard to remove.

 

Alternatively, you can choose rugs made from synthetic materials. Even though synthetic rugs were mostly mass produced, it doesn’t mean that they are not durable and/or beautiful. Rugs made from nylon, polyester, polypropylene, are just some of the most preferred by some. These rugs were specifically designed, strengthened, and improved over the years to be more durable, be resistant to stain and moisture, as well as keep their rich colors or designs over time. Synthetic rugs are generally easier to maintain than natural rugs and due to their stain and dirt resistant attributes, they might be more suitable for homes or areas where spills may be inevitable, such as the dining area or the kitchen.