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Caring for Your Rug

Caring for Your Rug

With proper care, Oriental rugs can last for generations. We recommend using rug padding to help protect rugs from wear, dirt and slippage.

Rugs should be professionally cleaned at least every one to four years, depending on the amount of traffic, environmental conditions and soil.

Vacuuming your rug regularly will remove harmful grit and loose soil. If your rug is fringed, be careful to keep the vacuum off the fringe to prevent damage. For antiques and flatweaves, it is preferable to use a carpet sweeper instead of a vacuum cleaner.

How to Handle Spills
If a spill occurs, try to take care of it immediately. Carefully blot up spills using clean white tissues, napkins or towels. Be sure to blot only – do not rub. Rubbing can cause permanent damage to the rug fibers.

Test an inconspicuous area for colorfastness before you try to clean your rug with a cleaning agent. (For specific cleaning instructions, download our list of stain removal methods and spotting formulas.)

Pretest the spot removal formula in an inconspicuous area of the rug. If the dye bleeds, have the rug professionally cleaned.

Do not over wet the rug. Work with small amounts of formula and blot frequently. Work from the outside of the spot toward the inside. Be patient since some stains respond slowly. And remember, haphazard attempts at cleaning may result in permanent stains.

If you have any questions, please call us for assistance at (404) 373-2274.

Click here to download our list of stain removal methods (PDF).

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