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General Care & Maintenance

Our Carpet Advantage flooring pros have provided a list of general guidelines to help you take care of your new area rugs.

Vacuuming 
Vacuuming with a beater bar( brush) is not recommended as the setting can be too abrasive. Threads & fibers can be easily pulled out and cause fuzzing on the surface of the rug.  

Upright or canister vacuums with a hand held attachment is the preferred option when it comes to general upkeep of your area rugs.  

Do not vacuum tassels/fringes as this will cause fraying and disintegration of the fibers.  

Once vacuuming is complete, be sure to check the bag or canister to see how many fibers it contains. It’s natural for rugs to lightly shed however, if you find there’s a large amount of fibers in your canister or bag, that means your vacuum is too powerful and you should avoid using it in future.  

  

Spot Cleaning 
Spills are inevitable and form part of any household. Try blotting spills straight away with a clean white cloth and avoid rubbing the spill as this will cause a bigger, deeper stain.  

Avoid using a hefty amount of water on your rugs as this will cause the dyes to bleed. Always use a small amount of water, just enough to dampen the area.  

For those tougher stains, you can mix a little water with a manufacturers approved stain removal solution and carefully blot the stained area with a clean, white wash cloth.  

Carefully scoop up any debris or dry materials with a spoon or a non- sharp object. 

For additional maintenance, it is recommended to take your rugs for a deep clean at a trusted, reputable cleaner at least once or twice a year.