Your Top Rug Cleaning Questions Answered (FAQ)
Owning quality rugs is one of life’s joys but it does come with responsibilities.
To help you best use from your precious items, here are the answers to the most common questions we get asked cleaning and maintaining a rug.
What Can I Do to Ensure My Rugs Stay in Good Shape?
The better you understand your rug, the better you’ll be able to take care of it, and the longer it will give your pleasure. That’s because different materials, weaving and dyes all have to be treated in different ways.
Using the wrong cleaning method on an antique rug can ruin it permanently. This means you should strictly follow any cleaning guidelines or better still, retain the services of the expert rug cleaners that Sydney has to offer (or those of the city in which you live).
With a good understanding of your rug, you can make sure it is properly cleaned and maintained to ensure a long life.
How Often Should I Vacuum my Rugs?
One of the characteristics of the deep pile of your rugs is that it works like a filter to trap any dust, dirt, grit, or sand that lands on it. As you walk or lie on your rugs, these contaminants are forced deeper down into the pile. Here they’re hard to reach and abrade the delicate fibres of your rugs. Regular vacuuming can do much to prevent this.
Will My Rugs Fade?
All rugs fade over time and this can actually help bring about a classic look as the colours soften. Antique rugs should look old, after all. One thing you can do to help is to shift or rotate your rugs around periodically to ensure that any fading or wear is even. You should also avoid placing them in direct sunlight to avoid the UV rays.
Can I Have My Rugs Cleaned at Home?
Machine made rugs of synthetic wool can generally be washed or steam cleaned at home. However, it’s very hard to remove fully flush cleaning agents out from your rugs when you do it yourself.
Antique rugs need to be regularly cleaned by experts with the right equipment and the knowledge needed to handle these precious items.
Ideally, you should have any rug washed by experts using a full immersion wet wash process.
Are you ready to give your oriental rugs the care they deserve? Feel free to speak with our rug experts to get some general advice.