Area Rug Care & Maintenance

Area rug care & maintenance

Preventative care and maintenance will keep your rug looking its very best for years to come. In addition to that, it's important to know how to treat spills when they occur so that they don't set and become stubborn stains.

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Preventative maintenance

Preventative maintenance will keep your rugs looking and feeling their very best for years to come. You can start by having visitors remove their shoes before entering your home. You should also invest in doormats and place them throughout your home. You should regularly vacuum your rug to remove any dirt and dust embedded in the fibers. We also recommend occasionally opting for a professional rug cleaning, perhaps once or twice a year. Whatever you do, don't bleach your rug!

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, thanks to today's innovations, many rugs are easy to clean and are even stain resistant.


Before cleaning up any mess, you should establish whether it's an oil- or water-based stain. Then, you'll want to consult your rug manufacturer's care guidelines as well as the helpful links below. Some stains will wipe away with a simple cloth while others will require a more comprehensive approach involving cleaning solutions.

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Additional Resources

We’ve compiled this list of additional care and maintenance tips & stain removal resources for customers looking for a deeper dive into rug cleaning best practices.

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