Area Rug Cleaning Tips

Whether you live in a rental or just like to change up the look of your home a few times a year, area  rugs  are an excellent way to add your personal touch without making any permanent changes. The versatility of area  rugs  allows you to quickly alter the appearance of a living space with just a few simple moves. But despite the many benefits of owning an area  rug , the one thing they cannot do is take care of themselves. Here is a little info on caring for your area  rugs .

Not all  rugs  are created equal. Area  rugs  can range from not so expensive to extremely expensive. Either way, you should still treat them as an investment. You can easily find a high quality area  rug  without having to go broke in the process. Keep an eye out for sales at retail and hardware stores. Make sure to buy the right type of  rug  for your needs. Don’t purchase a delicate Oriental to decorate your back porch. Be smart. Choose wisely.

There is no single, all encompassing, magical product for  cleaning  your  rugs . Hey, it’s not hard, but it’s not always that easy either. The  cleaning  products and techniques that you use for  cleaning  up spills, accidents, and other  rug  issues will depend on a myriad of factors. The type of  rug  you have, the type of cleanup you are doing, and even the amount of time the area has been dirty are just a few of the elements that will determine your  cleaning  strategy. Do your research and follow the  cleaning  instructions that came with your  rug .

There is a magic solution that can work wonders for your  rug . Vacuuming. It’s so easy and at the same time so effective. Vacuuming at least once a week will get rid of all the dirt, dust, allergens, and other materials that your  rug  can accumulate on a daily basis. If your  rug  is in a high traffic area you may want to increase the frequency of your vacuuming.

Stronger isn’t always the best solution. Back to the subject of cleaning products. All the items you see with labels that claim to be “industrial strength” or “super concentrated” are not always what you want to go with. These products may indeed be what they say they are but your  rug  may not be able to handle the power. Many times these “super strength” products contain very harsh chemicals that can actually damage your area  rugs . Most of the time you can actually make your own cleaning products from regular household items like vinegar, baking soda, or club soda. These homemade cleaners are usually just as effective as any over the counter product but without the risk factor.

Area  rugs  are going green. Many  rug  manufacturers are now taking an eco-friendly approach to making area  rugs .  Rugs  are now being made from more sustainable materials. Many are being manufactured from recycled  rug  and carpet waste. These leftover parts are now being made into new fibers to reduce the amount of unused waste that often occurs when making  rugs .

Area  rugs  are versatile, convenient, and great for adding your style to a room. All you need to do is to make sure you purchase the correct type for your needs and take the time to maintain them properly.

Source by John Dannon

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