riental rugs add upscaled beauty, elegance and artistry to the atmosphere in your home that is not achievable with an average rug. Where these rugs set a relatively high aesthetic standard, they also need a high degree of standard care. We give you nine tips for maintaining your elegant oriental rugs
Regular Rotation is a Must
According to some experts you only need to rotate your rug every two years, on the contrary its usually best to rotate your rug every one-two months. This practice is imperative if the rug is placed in an area with high traffic. Following this practice will allow for an evenly distributed wear, giving your rug a uniform look that will further extend both appearance and value.
Flip the rug
Fringes on the end of most oriental rugs can become twisted and tangled easily. Therefore, it’s quite important that you avoid combing the fringe in order to release tangles, since this is can result in damage to the natural fibers. Instead, consider flipping the rug end over end to ease the fringe to straighten out in a natural way.
This can also be done if you grab one of the rugs and walk it over to the other end. Additionally, shake the rug gently to straighten out the fringe.
Avoid UV Rays
There are several methods to stop the rug from fading its color. Window curtain should be closed during day light hours to prevent rug from harmful UV Rays. If you apply Fluorocarbon protector on the rug periodically, it can significantly avoid the rug from losing its original color. But if you notice sun fading, the one simple and safe way is a hot water and salt solution.
Before you start to vacuum clean the rug, first of all you should take the rug outside from your premises and shake it well in order to eliminate dust particle from rug. After that the best way is to start vacuuming undersurface of the rug, this will make the rug lose dust particles frequently and push them towards the surface thus making easier to vacuum when you flip the original side.
Then by using upholstery attachment of vacuum cleaner start from top corner of the rug and work way down slowly and in a straight line, once you hit the bottom of rug, repeat the same procedure and keep vacuuming in strips until the entire rug is clean.
Having your Oriental rug professionally cleaned and washed every three to five years, prevents dirt and soil buildup while fully restoring the rug’s natural fibers. A professional rug cleaner can extend the life of the rug and help you enjoy premium comfort and quality throughout your use.
Air It Out
Moisture buildup on your rug causes devastating effects i.e. mold and mildew growth. In order to prevent buildup and lessen the presence of odor, allow your Oriental rug to dry outside for a few hours every six months, or every time your rug experiences a moisture build up.