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Area Rug Care & Maintenance

Daily care and maintenance

Establish a care routine by incorporating area rug care into your daily routine. Vacuum frequently, and remember:

  • Don't use a beater bar. This can cause fuzzing.
  • Use an upright vacuum with a hand-held attachment.
  • Don't vacuum tassels or fringe.
  • It is normal for rugs to lose some fibers. Too many means that your vacuum is too powerful.

Dealing with spills

Spills are inevitable in any household. Blot stains right away and avoid rubbing them into the rug, as this will cause a bigger stain. Don't use too much water, either, as this can cause the dyes to bleed. Use just enough to dampen the spot. For tougher stains, mix a small amount of a manufacturer-approved cleaning solution with water and blot the stain. Use a professional deep cleaner at least once or twice a year.

Bay Carpet & Flooring
(718) 475-6676