Learn the basics of area rug care with our handy guide. 

Daily Area Rug Care & Maintenance

When it comes to daily area rug care and maintenance, the process is quite simple. By investing in a quality vacuum and putting it to use regularly, you can help to ensure that dirt, dust, and other debris do not harm your rug. If left alone, debris can give your area rug a grungy and weathered look. Getting into a vacuuming routine will help to guarantee that your rug consistently looks good. 


It is also recommended that you place entry mats at the doors of your home. You should also encourage guests to remove their shoes before walking across your area rug. Preventing outside substances from coming into contact with your area rug is key to a long lifespan. 

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Dealing With Area Rug Spills & Stains

The key is to act fast when and if a spill occurs on your area rug. The longer you wait to address liquid spills, the more likely it is to leave a stain. When an accident happens, grab a clean cloth and absorb all of the liquid from the spill. Once finished, you can find another clean cloth, submerge it in cold water, and dab at the spill. If the mess persists, consult your manufacturer on best practices on how to remove this specific stain.