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Browse our tips and tricks for keeping your area rug looking its best. 

How to care for your area rug

Regular care and maintenance for your area rug is the best way to ensure that it stays looking its best. By spending just a few minutes a week caring for your rug, you can help guarantee that it maintains its beauty and remains functional within your home.

Learn more about best practices for caring for your area rug below.

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Preventative maintenance for your area rug

Start by always having your family and guests remove their outdoor shoes before walking across your area rug. This will minimize the amount of dirt that accumulates on it. The build-up of dirt within your area rug can cause long-term damage.

For most of our area rugs, a daily to weekly vacuuming will keep them feeling and looking fresh. If your rug is in an area with light to medium traffic, a twice-weekly vacuuming will be fine. The more traffic the rug sees, the more vacuuming is required. 

Dealing with spills & stains

Spills and stains are inevitable, especially if you have children or pets. However, by following our spills and stain guide, you can help minimize the damage associated with these accidents. 

Your first instinct when it comes to common household spills, stains, or soils on your area rug, like spilled juice, soda, wine, or pet accidents, is to immediately start scrubbing away at the mess. But we recommend first blotting out the stain with water, before opting for a manufacturer-recommended cleaning product.

While stain treatment may vary depending on what is spilled, blotting is always the best place to start. From there, you can make an educated choice by consulting your manufacturer. 

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