Pick the Right Materials
When choosing an area rug, pay attention to the material as well as the color. For rugs going in high traffic spaces, you will want to pick a material that is durable and long-lasting. The type of rug you choose can make a big difference in how it looks over time and how long it lasts. Nylon and wool are durable materials that can withstand heavy traffic.
A sure way to protect your rugs from wear and tear is reducing the dirt and moisture they come in contact with. Walk-off mats in your entry-ways will help to eliminate dirt and water that gets tracked in on your shoes. You might even consider removing your shoes by the front door to keep from soiling any of your area rugs. These simple precautionary methods can effectively protect your area rugs from unnecessary wear and tear.
Frequent vacuuming will also help to maintain the look of your area rugs. Vacuuming helps to remove dirt before it embeds itself into the fibers of your rugs. The more traffic an area endures, the more it should be vacuumed. In some cases, area rugs should be vacuumed daily to keep dirt at a minimum.
Take Immediate Action
High traffic spaces in your home are more likely to experience spills and accidents. When a spill happens, be sure to clean the area immediately. The sooner you take action, the less likely it is that the substance will soak into the rug and leave a stain. However, if the spill or accident does cause a stain, apply a spot remover such as Chem-Dry Stain Extinguisher to the area. It is also a good idea to have a professional rug protectant applied to your carpet to make cleaning up dirt and spills easier.
Routine maintenance is necessary to keep your area rugs looking their best. With proper care, you can keep your area rugs and your home looking clean and bright, even the high traffic areas. However, if you find that your area rugs or carpet have lost their original beauty, the rug cleaning professionals at Chem-Dry of Annapolis can help. We’ve cleaned virtually every type of rug out there—everything from oriental and Persian to silk and leather. Our specialized tools and equipment will revitalize the look of your area rug no matter the type. Click here to learn more about the Chem-Dry of Annapolis area rug cleaning process!