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AREA RUG CARE & MAINTENANCE

AREA RUG CLEANING TIPS & MORE

Regular care and maintenance is essential when it comes to prolonging the look and feel of your new area rug. Following these simple cleaning tips will have your rug looking great and feeling plush for many years to come!

Surya rug | Westport Flooring

Establish a preventative maintenance routine that’s easy for the entire family to follow!

REMOVE OUTDOOR SHOES

Remove outdoor shoes before walking across your rugs so you don’t track dirt inside the house and damage their fibers.

USE AN AREA RUG PAD

A quality rug pad will add extra softness and support and will also protect your hard surface flooring!

VACUUM FREQUENTLY

Daily or weekly vacuuming (depending on the location of your rug) is the most important step you can take to keep it looking clean and new.

Mud stain on rug by dog | Westport Flooring

AREA RUG STAIN REMOVAL

No matter how careful you are, your area rug will likely fall victim to the occasional spill or stain, especially if you have kids or pets! Fortunately, many of our area rugs are sold with stain-resistant technology built right into the fibers. Still, it's important to properly address spills as soon as they occur. The sooner you act, the sooner you'll be able to prevent a spill from becoming a stubborn stain! Be sure to check with your manufacturer's care guidelines on dealing with both water- and oil-based stains.

If your rug has stains, we recommend that you have your carpet cleaned professionally throughout the year using the hot water extraction method. An alternative is to shampoo your rug yourself while following your manufacturer's guidelines, if applicable. You should never dry clean your area rugs or use bleach to clean them.

Armchair on Area Rug | Westport Flooring

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

For additional information on area rug care and maintenance, bookmark this list of cleaning and stain removal resources.

Westport Flooring is the proud retailer of high-quality area rugs from reputable brand names.

Nourison logo | Westport Flooring
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