It’s pretty normal for people to put throw rugs in areas of the home that receive a lot of traffic in order to protect the carpet. But then how do you protect the rugs? Although it may seem like an unsolvable problem, there are actually some simple things you can do to keep your rugs looking their best. With a little bit of effort, even your area rugs that get a lot of action will look better and last longer.
Begin With Durable Materials
Before a single foot has stepped on the rug, before you’ve even purchased the rug, be sure to consider the rug’s material. Not all rugs are as durable as others. When it comes to rugs in high-traffic areas, choose something with durable materials such as nylon or wool. When you begin with the end in mind, you’ll get much more out of your rug.
The real damage to a rug comes when dirt settles deep into the rug’s fibers. In order to prevent this, frequent, regular vacuuming of both carpets and rugs is a must. For areas with higher levels of traffic, vacuum even more frequently. It would be a good idea to vacuum these areas on a daily basis if possible. That way you’ll keep dirt and soil to a minimum.
Trap Dirt at the Door
Even better than vacuuming up the dirt is preventing the dirt from ever reaching the rug in the first place! By placing walk-off mats at the entrances of your home, you will help to trap the dirt and moisture at the door. This is a simple method that can keep your rugs and carpets much cleaner! You also might want to suggest people remove their shoes by the front door to further reduce soil from reaching your rugs and carpets.
If there is high traffic, there’s also a higher chance of spills and stains. When a spill happens, take immediate action. The longer you wait, the harder it is to remove! For especially tough stains, apply stain or spot remover such as Chem-Dry Stain Extinguisher or call Chem-Dry Four Seasons to remove the stain and apply a protectant to prevent future stains.
Following these simple tips will surely improve the appearance and lifetime of your rugs. However, if you ever feel like your area rugs could use a little touch-up, call the experts at Chem-Dry Four Seasons, whose superior rug cleaning service will bring the original beauty back to your rug!