Have you just purchased a new oriental rug from Khouri Flooring? Perhaps you’ve purchased an antique rug elsewhere and need to make sure it stays in tip-top shape. No matter how old your oriental rug is, it’s important to prevent unnecessary aging. Here are a few key steps on how to care for your rug:
- Keep the rug out of direct sunlight. We recommend not placing your rug in a sunroom or near a large bay window or floor-to-ceiling window that receives a lot of light. The sun’s UV rays are powerful enough to sap the color out of the fibers.
- Rotate your rug frequently if it’s placed in an area that receives a lot of foot traffic. For instance, if your rug is placed at an entrance-way, chances are people will only be walking across the very middle of the rug. Rotating it will prevent wear in just one spot.
- Straighten bent or twisted fringe by flipping your rug over and shake gently to loosen and straighten to fibers. Never comb through your rug as any tangles could end up snapping and breaking, ultimately damaging the fibers.
- Clean all spills immediately by dabbing at the liquid to absorb the majority of it and prevent it from spreading. Put a towel under the rug to absorb any of the spill that may have seeped through the backing. Never use soap, bleach or any other cleaning detergent. Water is best. If the spill ends up staining the rug, it’s important to call a professional rug cleaning company such as Khouri Flooring.
Interested in our wide selection of antique oriental rugs? Stop in at our Marblehead flooring company today at 139 Washington Street!