Tips on How to Care for your Oriental and Area Rugs

Whether your rug is a family heirloom or a new addition to your decor, here are some tips to keep it in the very best shape possible for generations to come.

Rotation – To insure even wear, your rug should be rotated once a year. Depending on the traffic, the rotation may vary from six months to two years.

Varying the Pathways – When furniture is placed on the rug, it creates a natural pathway that is used frequently. Move the furniture on the rug so walkways are changed. This will stop the damage of a wear pattern in just one place.

Vacuuming – Oriental and Area rugs, like most carpeting, should be vacuumed on a regular basis to remove dirt and restore life to the fibers. Be sure not to vacuum the fringe with your beater bar! Use the end of a vacuum hose from a canister vacuum.

Shags and other longer-pile rugs – These types of rugs can get caught in the rotating beater bar of your vacuum cleaner. It’s best to use an attachment without one or flip the rug over and vacuum the bottom.

Padding – A quality pad used under your rug helps protect it from dirt, wear and slippage.

Washing – Having your Heirloom Oriental and Area rugs professionally cleaned by Heirloom Oriental Rug Cleaning will ensure it is done properly and with care to protect your investment.

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