HOW TO PROPERLY CARE FOR YOUR ORIENTAL, SPECIALTY, OR AREA RUG

HOW TO PROPERLY CARE FOR YOUR ORIENTAL, SPECIALTY, OR AREA RUG

1)     Rotation: To insure even wear, your rug should be rotated once a year. Depending on traffic, the rotation may vary from six months to two years.  We suggest rotating your rugs when the time changes from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time.

2)     Vacuuming: Oriental 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.

3)     Padding: A quality pad under your rug helps protect it from dirt, wear and slippage.

4)     Spot and Spill Procedures: Make sure that you safely and immediately clean up spots and spills before they set:

a) First, soak up the excess liquid by blotting with a clean, absorbent material. Do not brush or rub the stain.
b) Then, spot-clean with a mild detergent (3 parts water: 1 part white vinegar, for example). We can also provide you with Beacon Natural, a spotter formulated by the Wools of New Zealand. Be sure to test in a small, inconspicuous area first. Do not over wet.
c) Rinse the area thoroughly with fresh water. Avoid wetting the rug’s backing.
d) Blot dry until most of the moisture has been absorbed.
e) Allow to air dry. A fan or cool hair dryer can be used to hasten the drying process.
f) For stains that do not come out using these methods, feel free to give us a call and we’d be happy to recommend a quality cleaning service.

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