Maintaining your Rug

Rugs, it should go without saying, often need regular cleaning and maintenance to keep them spotless and fresh. It is recommended that you provide a decent regimen of regular cleaning to maintain your rug against the entropic elements of dust and dirt, not to mention external debris and dirt brought in by pets. Here are four simple solutions to keeping your carpets and rugs in check.

Regularly vacuum your rug

This one is a no-brainer, if you have any respect for general tidiness in your home. At a microscopic level, your rug will already be saturated with hairs and smaller pieces of detritus. Although this shouldn’t be something to keep you up at night, a simple vacuum clean will suffice in removing most of these smaller blemishes. Regular vacuuming allows your rug to breathe better by removing any integrated materials and moisture which may harm your rug in the long term.


Spillages are the bane of all rug owners and are bound to occur with some degree of frequency. For this reason, it may be useful to keep a range of condiments ready on stand-by. If you don’t have any regular cleaning fluids there are a range of everyday household condiments which will suffice in keeping your rug clean. For instance, who knew that beer and shaving foam were also useful anti-staining products? By applying these items liberally, you should be able to remove those pesky rug stains. Bear these items in mind and keep them close-by the next time you find yourself entertaining guests.

A Professional Clean

If your rug is already looking a bit worse for wear and you have a bit of cash to spare, perhaps you should consider having it professionally cleaned. Having your rug cleaned by a professional cleaner is an ideal way to reinstate your rug, making it look as good as new all over again.


Sometimes we get the odd guest who thinks that normal household protocols do not directly apply to him. Ensure that your trainer-wearing guest will not cause harm to your rugs and carpets by providing a doormat at your front door, allowing him to remove those rug-offending elements such as dirt and mud before he enters your home.

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