Area Rug Care & Maintenance

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Preventative maintenance

Preventative maintenance will keep your rug looking and feeling great for years to come. Start by making sure family members and guests alike remove their shoes before walking across your area rug. You may also consider getting doormats to trap dirt in advance. You should regularly vacuum your area rug to remove all of the dirt, dust, and allergens from its fibers. We also recommend the occasional professional cleaning or shampooing your rug. Don't dry clean rugs or use bleach on them!

Dealing with a spill or stain

No matter how careful you are, your area rug will probably fall victim to stains or spills, especially if you have kids or pets. Fortunately, many of our area rugs are sold with stain-resistant technology, which makes it easy to deal with stains!


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. It is best to consult our common stain removal guide to see how best to tackle each particular mess.


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