Thanksgiving is a four-day food fest. December sees a slew of holidays, capped off by New Year’s festivities. The holiday bacchanalia doesn’t just take a toll on our waistlines — it also can wreak havoc with our treasured area rugs. After being squashed under parties and sloshed with festive beverages, it’s time for some area rug TLC. Of the 10 tips we suggest to clients about what they can do to help protect their area rugs, we are offering two for your viewing pleasure.
1. Vacuum Regularly
Rugs must be vacuumed regularly (at least weekly) to remove grit and dry soil, which have a sandpaper effect. This dry soil will wear down the fibers over time and is the biggest risk to your valuable rug. Always vacuum in the direction of the pile and be very careful near fringes.
2. Protect Your Rugs
Your rug will have extra protection from stains and soil if it is treated with a fabric protector. This does not alter the color or feel of the rug in any way. It serves to seal the fibers so that spillages are not so easily absorbed into the pile. Our rug protector treatment is Woolsafe™ approved.
For more information about what you can do to protect your area rugs, sign up for our monthly newsletter or ask your technician for a copy of our handy Area Rug flyer.