Pro Cleaning Tips For Each Type Of Rug

Jun 17, 2020 | Area Rug Cleaning, Healthy Home

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Area rugs are stylish touches that add color, warmth, and texture to your home. They also have a practical function by protecting your floors, especially in high traffic areas. 


If you’ve ever been on the hunt for the perfect area rug, you know they come in a variety of sizes, patterns, and materials—including natural and man-made fibers. Each requires its own unique method for removing dirt and stains. But don’t worry—Chem-Dry can help with professional rug cleaning in Oahu


Maintenance can be simple with a little help from the pros. Here are a few of our tips for caring for your specific type of rug. 


Oriental Rugs

These are often antique, delicate pieces that require extra care to be maintained and preserved. Place a nylon screen over oriental rugs when vacuuming to protect the fibers. For spot cleaning and deep cleaning, have a professional clean your oriental rugs for you. 


Pile Rugs

This is the most common type of rug made from piled carpeting. Like wall-to-wall carpeting, pile rugs should be vacuumed often and stains should be spot cleaned. Professional rug cleaning each year can also make pile rugs last and look beautiful longer. 


Wool Rugs

Vacuum wool rugs on a weekly basis to keep up with shedding. It’s also helpful to shake wool rugs often to release dust and debris that accumulates in the fibers. The shedding should slow down as your wool rug ages. 


Natural Fiber Rugs

Rugs made from plant-based materials like sisal, seagrass, or jute are both eco-friendly and stylish. Keep in mind that moisture can damage natural fiber rugs, so treat them as you would a delicate article of clothing. Avoid steam cleaners, moisture, or harsh shampoos. Vacuum natural fiber rugs often, use a natural fiber rug cleaner on stains and have a professional deep clean them each year. 


Sheepskin Rugs

To clean sheepskin rugs, sprinkle talcum powder over the fibers and let it sit overnight. Shake out the powder and repeat the process as needed until the rug is clean. 


Flat Weave Rugs

These low maintenance rugs are simple to clean. Shake them out weekly and vacuum as needed. Check your rug’s tag for specific instructions for spot cleaning. If your rug says dry clean only, have a professional deep clean and treat it for you. 


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No matter the type of rug you have in your home, they can all benefit from being rotated and professionally cleaned often. Taking these steps can help add years to your area rugs. 


Malama ‘Aina Chem-Dry specializes in industry-leading methods to powerfully yet gently clean your area rugs—whatever their size or material. Your rugs are in good hands with Chem-Dry rug cleaning in Oahu. We look forward to serving you! 


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