- Use an Area Rug Pad
This will help extend the life of your newly purchased area rug and keep your rug from sliding around, which can cause premature wear. We carry a wide variety of area rug pads to suit your needs. Ask a sales representative for assistance in choosing the proper pad for your application.
- Rotate your Area Rug Periodically
Over time, set traffic or sunlight patterns can cause fading or uneven wear on a rug that isn’t occasionally rotated.
- Vacuum Often
Vacuuming is the best way to remove everyday dirt and dust. (Special care should be taken in the fringe area as vacuuming with a beater bar can catch and pull the fringe, causing separation.)
During the first year, we recommend vacuuming at least two to three times a week to remove excess fuzz that accumulates on the rug’s surface.
This fuzzing is perfectly normal and in no way shortens the life of the rug. It is merely the result of loose fibers createdduring the weaving process. After the first year, how often you vacuum depends on how much traffic there is over the rug.In highly traveled areas, you may need to vacuum as often as once a day to keep soil from accumulating.
For additional details, download the Area Rug & Stair Runner Care & Maintenance Guide.