Area Rug Care & Maintenance

When it comes to preserving the eye-catching area rugs in your home, it helps to be prepared with a daily care routine, effective dirt removal, and the proper spill and stain treatment.

Daily Area Rug Care

For the most effective daily area rug care, invest in the ideal vacuum cleaner model that best matches your rug fiber. Vacuum as frequently as you can to remove damaging particles and reduce the effects of foot traffic. Check your rug manufacturer’s recommendations before investing in a robot vacuum cleaner. Use area rug pads to slow the wear of daily foot traffic. Trim all pet nails and claws to avoid snagging rugs, and make sure to complete house-training before your pets can spend time on them.

Area Rug Care | McKinney Hardwood Flooring
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Dirt & Debris

It's extremely important to remove dirt, debris, and pet dander from the rug surface before these tiny particles can become abrasive. Place mats by all entrances and encourage guests to remove footwear to reduce the amount of tracked-in particles from outside. If your rug does not allow you to vacuum, take your rug outdoors regularly and shake loose any dirt and dust. Since many high-quality area rugs are an investment, it’s recommended to have them professionally cleaned on a 12-month, 16-month, or 24-month cleaning schedule.

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Spills & Stains

When spills hit your rugs, always treat them as quickly as possible with warm water to prevent permanent stains from forming and moisture absorption Remove solid material with a spoon, starting from the outside of the spill and working in. Blot the liquid stain with paper towels or a white towel, using warm water to remove it. If warm water does not remove a stain, consult your manufacturer’s guidelines for an approved cleaner. Professional cleaning is recommended if you cannot remove a stain from your rug or if you notice an odor coming from your rug.