Keep your rug in tip top condition with these simple steps in our rugs care guide. Pulled together to make care and maintenance of your fabulous rug as easy as possible. Filled with expert hints and tips, you have all the guidance you need in one place.
You’ve purchased your fabulous new rug and placed it within a room in your home. Once you have your new rug there is the chance it may fluff or shed, you need not worry this is normal! Loose fibres get trapped during the weaving and tufting process, hoovering your rug regularly will ensure that this doesn’t happen for long.
You should ideally hoover your new rug regularly to keep it in good condition. For rugs with a loop pile you should use a vacuum without a beater bar or brush to avoid causing the rug to look felted. Cut pile rugs on the other hand are best vacuumed with an upright cleaner with a beater bar and brush.
Dealing with spillages
It is important to deal with spillages as soon as possible. Unfortunately, some stains if left will become permanent. To ensure that this doesn’t happen take action immediately:
Cleaning Polypropylene rugs with bleach mix
100% Polypropylene rugs are the only rugs that are safe to clean with a bleach mix. Always check the fibres of your rug with your Carpetright store if you feel unsure. For particularly stubborn stains such as ink, red wine or ground in mud take the following steps to remove the stain:
Cleaning a pet stained rug
There are a number of commercial cleaners on the market that rid both the stain and smell. The key is to look out for an enzyme based solution suitable for the fibre type of your rug. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions, apply to the affected area, once the solution has lifted the stain rinse with water – be careful not to over wet the area.
How to rid your rug of pet hairs
You can begin the removal process by vacuuming your rug, some vacuum’s have specific attachments designed for removing pet hair. If this does not remove the hairs, spray a mop or sponge with water and run this along the surface of the rug to pick up hairs, ensure you do not over wet the rug. Once the rug has dried, vacuum it again – you should now have a rug that is free from pet hair!
Rugs are easy to care for and maintain, if treated well you can expect many years of life from a quality rug.