These 4 tips will always keep your rug clean

Rugs can effortlessly liven up the décor of a space.  They not only possess substantial aesthetic value, but also have functional benefits such as insulation, comfort and noise reduction.  However, there is no denying the fact that they attract a lot of dust and dirt; hence, they require meticulous maintenance.  In this article, we will look at 4 sure-fire ways to keep your rugs looking fresh and clean.

Keeping impurities away from the carpets

Firstly, it is important to prevent the dust, dirt and other impurities from reaching your rugs and carpets.  This can be done by placing door mats at the entrances of your home as well as every room inside.  Furthermore, you should ask your family members and guests to refrain from walking on the rugs with their shoes on. 

Pets are also carriers of a lot of dust and dirt, and they might urinate or defecate on the rugs.  So, they should be kept away from rugs through the use of repellents on the carpet.

Regularly cleaning the rugs

Regular cleaning is essential.  You should vacuum your rugs at least once every week.  But before you switch on your vacuum cleaner, take your rugs outside and shake them to get rid of some dust, dirt and debris.  It is also recommended to lightly beat your rugs to remove dust.  If you have enough time and the weather is favorable (bright and sunny), keep the rugs outside for a while to air them out and reduce any smells.  After doing this, vacuum the rugs.  Do remember to vacuum the rugs’ underside too – at least once a month.

There is also the option of using anti-bacterial powders that can be sprinkled onto rugs to rid them of germs.  Make sure to patch-test on a part of the rug first to ensure that it does not damage the material of the rug.  This should also be done before washing your rug (annually) using rug/carpet shampoos.

Immediately cleaning any spillage on the rug

If a liquid gets spilled on the rugs, you must remove it from the rug as soon as possible so that the liquid does not get absorbed into the fibers of the rug and dries down to form a stain.  Dampen a white cotton cloth and blot the affected area, instead of rubbing, so that the surface of the rug does not get damaged.  Keep doing this until all liquid has been soaked up by the cleaning cloth.  Beware of using a colored cloth, otherwise you risk transferring dye onto the rug.

Get your rugs a professional deep cleaning

Even with regular vacuuming and brushing your rugs, some impurities do manage to get absorbed deep into the fibers of your rugs.  Thus, you should get professional grade cleaning for your rugs at least once a year. This will help remove stuff you cannot see at the surface of your rugs, such as dust mites, pet dander, pollen and allergens.

Keeping your rugs clean, fresh and in top condition is easier when you invest in high-quality rugs that last longer and impress every guest who walks into your home.  Browse through the wide variety of artisan rugs at to find the ones that match your design style!

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