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That rug really tied the room together
Posted on:Monday, June 10, 2013

An Area Rug or Oriental Rug is more than a significant furnishing investment . . . As Dude taught us in The Big Lebowski, it can really tie a room together.

In order to ensure the longest possible life out of your Area Rug or Oriental Rug, and to keep them looking their best, you should follow some basic tips we have prepared.



  • Vacuum rugs regularly

  • Remove spots and stains immediately

  • Stroke the rug fibers with a hairbrush to lift pile

  • Hang rugs outside once a month, and shake or beat out dust and dirt using a carpet beater

  • Have rugs professionally cleaned once a year


Do Not:

  • eat or drink wine and beverages on the rug

  • set potted plants on the carpet as they can leak and cause extensive damage to carpet foundation

  • wear outdoor shoes on the rug


When choosing a Professional Area Rug or Oriental Rug Cleaner:

Area rugs are the fastest growing segment of the carpet manufacturing market. They are typically made of more delicate fibers, questionable dyes, and woven constructions that can easily be damaged by do-it-yourself procedures or even professionals without adequate training and experience.

Certified professionals are trained to recognize different fibers, constructions and types of rugs, along with their potential problems. They are able to respond with custom cleaning techniques and procedures that minimize problems on area rugs before they arise, while returning them to the clean, sanitary state that enhances the interior decor of any home or office.


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