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Things You Need To Know About Caring for Your Rug

It is no secret how costly rugs are, and when you have one in your home, you want it to be spotless. With kids running amuck, a pristine rug is hard to achieve. Rugs can be a point of comfort, sensation, and grounding for your children—they make your house a home. Your rugs will continue to see a lot of action, but you can still make most of your investment. Here are the things you need to know about caring for your rug. 

Wash Your Rug

Washing your rug is more niche, as many don’t think to do so or see it as an option. You should clean your rugs yearly and align that with your spring cleaning—this is that extra step that refreshes your household. Moreover, it eliminates the grime your rug accumulates throughout the year that weekly vacuuming doesn’t get. 

Some companies wash rugs professionally, but you can also clean them independently. It is much easier than you might think and can be a fun activity for the kids. 

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Stop the Slipping

Kids always seem to be running about the house, and you may notice your rug has started to slip away from its designated spot. This is not only a nuisance but can also be a tripping hazard. When your rug shoves into contact with neighboring items, it will slowly wear away at the fibers. To solve your problems, you will need a pad to keep your rug in place. There are mistakes to avoid when using a rug pad, so keep these in mind because installing a pad is a labor-intensive task you only want to do once.     

Consistency Is Key

One of the simplest things you need to know about caring for your rug is the art of consistency—you should vacuum your rugs (and carpets) weekly, about twice a week. It can be hard to find the time to do this, but if you can manage it once a week, that’s great. Vacuuming has many benefits; it prolongs the life of your rug by keeping it clean, and it gets rid of dust and mites that can irritate little noses and lungs. If anyone in your family suffers from allergies or has asthma, vacuuming your rug could alleviate their symptoms.

 

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