How Clean is Your Floor? Area Rugs 101

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Area Rugs 101

With the bare-floor boom of recent times, many homeowners are opting for area rugs throughout their homes. It is no surprise since area rugs are such a fun and easy way to incorporate color, personality and comfort into a room. As with wall-to-wall carpet, dirt, dust and so much more is attracted to area rugs, so frequent vacuuming is a must. Since area rugs come in many different types of materials, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s care instructions. If you get a stain, blot with a dry, clean cloth immediately without rubbing. If an expensive Persian rug is stained, contact a professional. You do not want to ruin your investment. Otherwise, use a store-bought carpet-cleaning product made specifically for your rug type and spot clean only. Since area rugs are so popular right now, we will do a special article on just area rugs next time. Be sure to check back with us for this special segment on the care and removal of common household stains on your area rugs.

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