How to Clean an Area Rug

Tired of looking at that dirty area rug? Let’s look at ways to clean an area, by following these simple tips.

According to an article at, “How to Care for an Area Rug”

“A clean area rug is a stylish and popular accessory in many households. It beautifies the home and makes it cozy and inviting.

Area rugs, however, are exposed to tremendous wear and tear on a daily basis. They trap dust, dirt, mud, odors and oils due to heavy foot traffic, pet accidents, smoking and spills. A proper area rug cleaning and maintenance routine will prolong the life of your rug, and prevent it from wearing out prematurely.

Avoid store-bought carpet shampoo on area rugs

Some homeowners prefer DIY methods and spot clean their area rugs at home with store-bought carpet shampoos and detergents. Unfortunately, these harsh cleaners are designed for wall-to-wall carpeting with synthetic fibers. These carpet shampoos are not designed for natural fiber rugs.

Area rugs have rich dyes that may easily bleed and discolor not only the rug itself, but also the floor underneath. Some of this damage may be irreversible.

In the event of a spill and stain, blot all excess liquid with a cloth or paper towel. Loosen the stain with a little club soda, if necessary.” To read the entire article click here.

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