It's important to take care of your rugs, so they can last for years to come! Adore Rugs & Flooring have curated some tips for maintaining and cleaning your rugs.
Steam Cleaning Rugs
One of the best ways to keep your rugs clean is a thorough steam cleaning. Professional steam cleaners use specialized equipment and materials to ensure a safe, effective and thorough clean for your area rug. Be sure to check if the cleaning services are customized for the specific needs of each individual rug, as some colours such as red, blue, green, and yellow and some styles such as shaggy and fluffy rugs may need to be cleaned differently.
Vacuuming is one of the simplest and most efficient ways to clean your rugs. Vacuuming is especially important for carpets in high-traffic areas since it helps to eliminate dirt and debris that might collect over time. When vacuuming your carpets, use a vacuum cleaner with a beater bar or revolving brush to assist loosen dirt and debris from the rug's fibres. Make sure to vacuum in both directions and take your time to remove as much debris as possible.
Vacuuming your rug once, twice, or even three times a week takes dirt and other particles off the surface and keeps it clean.
Spot Cleaning Rugs
Spot cleaning involves using a cleaning solution and a cloth or sponge to remove stains and spills from your rugs. To spot clean your rugs, first, blot the stain with a clean, dry cloth to remove as much of the liquid as possible. Next, prepare a cleaning solution by mixing a small amount of dish soap with warm water. Dip a clean cloth or sponge into the solution, and gently dab the stain, working from the outside in to avoid spreading the stain. Rinse the area with clean water and blot dry with a clean cloth.
If you have sprayed your rug with anything like a cleaning spray in an attempt to remove a spot, you should take care in removing as much of the wetness as possible by blotting it with paper towels—this is important because any remaining moisture will set into the fibres of your rug and stain them.
Adore Rug's carpet/rug cleaner is primed for spot cleaning! Simply spray leave on for 5 minutes then wipe with a cloth and it should remove most household stains!
Take It to a Professional
If your rugs are very unclean or soiled, a professional cleaning service may be required. Professional rug cleaners have the knowledge and equipment to clean and restore your carpets to their original state. Many professional rug cleaners provide a number of cleaning processes, including as steam washing, dry cleaning, and deep cleaning. The expert cleaner will choose the best cleaning approach for your carpets based on the kind of rug and the degree of the stains.
Cleaning a Shaggy Rug
Cleaning a shaggy and fluffy rug can be more difficult than cleaning a regular rug since the rug's long, soft fibres can readily become matted and tangled. You can, however, efficiently clean your shaggy rug and keep it looking and feeling fresh with the correct products and procedures.
A vacuum cleaner with a beater bar or revolving brush is one of the finest methods to clean a shaggy rug. This will assist in lifting dirt and debris from the rug's fibres without hurting the delicate shag. Make sure to vacuum the rug in both directions and take your time to remove as much dirt as possible. You might have to vacuum a few times to remove all the dirt and other household debris.
In addition to vacuuming, a carpet rake may be used to gently comb through the rug's fibres. This will assist in loosening any tangles or matted areas, as well as fluffing up the rug and restoring its natural texture and look. Use a soft touch and avoid pulling or tugging on the rug's fibres, since this might cause harm.
Regular rotation is another crucial element in keeping your rugs clean. Rugs in heavily used locations can get worn and discoloured over time. It is critical to rotate your rugs on a regular basis to avoid this. This will assist to uniformly distribute wear over the rug and avoid fading and damage in one region. Rugs should be rotated every few months, or sooner if they are in high-traffic areas.
Finally, it is critical to keep your rugs free of spills and stains. Rug pads, such as our 'Anti-slip 100' are one way to do this. Rug pads are put beneath carpets to act as a barrier between the rug and the floor. They aid in the retention of your rugs, keeping them from slipping and bunching up. Rug cushions also provide padding to your rugs, making them softer and more comfortable to walk on. They can also assist to protect your carpets from spills and stains by absorbing the liquid before it reaches the rug.