Placing an area or oriental rug in the high traffic areas of your home is a wise decision. It is shown to extend the life of your carpet and also saves you time and money! There are so many styles of rugs available, it’s important to learn how to choose the right material and how to properly maintain them. We’ve included some great tips to help your rugs look as good as they can—for as long as they can. Learn more about our area rug cleaning in Greeley and the surrounding areas below!
Choose the Right Materials
Choosing the right color and pattern is often at the top of the list when choosing a rug. However, another important factor to consider is the material of the rug. If you plan on placing a rug in a high traffic area, you’ll want to choose a durable material. Nylon, wool and similar fabrics are materials that really stand up well over time. Also, we recommend paying attention to the rug edges. If the edge has tassels or other ‘loose’ fabric, you might notice they wear a lot sooner than a rug with clean edges.
Placing walk-off mats at your entryways is one of the best ways to protect your rugs. It will also reduce the amount of dirt and moisture that enters your home. This simple trick is the first line of defense for your carpets and rugs.
You will definitely notice that higher traffic areas get dirty a lot quicker. It’s important to vacuum these areas frequently in order to prevent dirt or other contaminants from being ground in deeper. By vacuuming often, you prevent dirt, grime, and allergens from continually accumulating in the area. Yes, that may even mean vacuuming daily in order to keep dirt and soil to a minimum.
It’s important to act immediately whenever a spill happens. The longer the food, liquid, or mud sits on your carpets, the deeper it settles into the fibers. High traffic areas tend to experience more accidents than others so there is a higher chance those spills will stain the carpet. If necessary, apply stain or spot remover, like Chem-Dry Stain Extinguisher, to the stained area. It is also beneficial to have a professional carpet protectant applied to your rugs to make clean up even easier.
Oriental Rug Cleaning in Greeley
Routine cleaning is key to keeping your rugs clean, durable and long lasting. However, if you do find that your rug has faded or lost its original beauty, the professionals at Ace Chem-Dry can help! Our technicians are trained to clean almost every type of rug—from Oriental to Persian. We use specialized tools and equipment designed for your specific type of rug.
Find out more about Ace Chem-Dry’s rug cleaning in Greeley here.