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How to Care for Your Area Rug

Even if you don’t have a lot of spare time to devote to your area rug's care, some quick and easy tasks will do wonders to protect the look and longevity of your area rug.

Some good preventative maintenance will go a long way to keep your new area rug looking as good as new for years to come!

Bedroom rug | Owens Supply Company, Inc

Preventative Maintenance For Your Area Rug

Preventative maintenance starts by limiting the amount of dirt and dust that come into contact with your area rug.

How? Remove your shoes before walking across your area rug. Also, doormats will also help trap dirt in advance.

You should also regularly vacuum your area rug to remove all of the dirt, dust, pet hair, crumbs, and allergens that do end up in its fibers. We also recommend the occasional professional cleaning or shampooing. Just remember—don't dry clean area rugs or use bleach on them!

Area rug for living room | Owens Supply Company, Inc
Mohawk Soho Delia Area Rug | Owens Supply Company, Inc

Dealing with Spills & Stains

Even if you're extra careful, your area rug will probably fall victim to stains or spills, especially if you have kids or pets or your rug is in a high-use area like the kitchen. Fortunately, many of our area rugs are sold with stain-resistant technology, making it easy to keep them looking great.

Before cleaning up any mess, establish whether it's an oil- or water-based stain. Then, consult your manufacturer's care guide. Some stains will wipe away with a simple cloth, while others will require a more comprehensive approach.

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