How to Care For Your Rugs

The Information here offers easy, basic steps for the care & protection of an Oriental Rug.

  • Rotation – To insure even wear, your rug should be rotated once a year. Depending on the traffic, the rotation may vary from six months to two years.
  • Vacuuming – Oriental rugs, like most carpeting, should be vacuumed on a regular basis to remove dirt and restore life to the fibers. Be sure not to vacuum the fringe with your beater bar! Use the end of a vacuum hose from a canister vacuum.
  • Padding – A quality pad used under your rug helps protect it from dirt, wear and slippage.
  • Spot and Spill Procedures – Make sure that you safely and immediately clean up spots and spills before they set.

  • First, soak up the excess liquid by blotting with a clean absorbent material. Not brush or rub the stain.
  • Then spot-clean with a mild detergent-white vinegar-water solution. Do not over wet.
  • Rinse area thoroughly with water and a small amount of vinegar. Avoid wetting the rug’s backing.
  • Blot dry until most of the moisture has been absorbed.
  • Allow to air dry. A fan or cool hair dryer can be used to hasten the drying process.
  • For stains that do not come out using these methods, ask our cleaning specialists