Putting together a home that has all the elements when it comes to fashion means picking out the right furniture, appliances and accessories. Feeling great about those choices is about getting the right floor coverings and there’s nothing quite like area rugs for versatility and style.
Here are a few tips that will keep those area rugs looking great and making a solid impression for years to come.
While these rugs might also serve a dual purpose by looking great and protecting your flooring at the same time, they can use a little protection themselves. That’s where the pads that go under these area rugs come in handy. These prevent them from sliding around regardless of whether they are on carpet or hardwood. Chances are the rugs you decide on will find a lot of traffic from daily life in your home. Lessening the wear and tear using rug pads is a great way to protect that investment.
It’s not just the patter of feet that can affect the lifespan of your rugs—even the elements find a way inside your home. Sunlight can cause fading to even professionally cleaned and cared for area rugs and of course months and years of foot traffic can cause uneven wear. Rotating the rug is great way to keep it in pristine shape.
Then there’s some of the more traditional maintenance methods like vacuuming that are more effective with some helpful hints. You should vacuum area rugs in both directions to prevent matting. This will help to erase the visibility of any traffic patterns that have been imprinted. It is also a good idea to occasionally turn the rug over and vacuum the back using a beater bar. You may be surprised at the amount of sand and grit that falls out. Repeat until very little sand and grit falls out of the carpet – this will protect the fibres from wear and tear.
Steamatic of Guelph has been looking after the furniture, carpet and air duct cleaning and restoration needs of the business and residential community there since 1987. Owners Valerie Poulton and Peter Hutchison are proud of providing complete customer satisfaction to their residential, commercial and industrial clients. See their services online at www.steamatic.ca/guelph or call them at 519-836-7340.