Choosing a rug for your family home has never been easier, thanks to online stores such as Rug Zone, you can shop until you drop without actually leaving your home. But once you have chosen your rug, how do you ensure that it retains those drop dead gorgeous looks well into the future? The good news is that you don’t have to use too much effort on these excellent floor medium choices, but you will need to act fast if you see a stain appear out of nowhere. Here we look at the most common issues and how to use a little know how to fix them toute suite!
You don’t have to unleash the noisy beast on your rug each and every single day, but once a week will be enough to keep those moth larvae from munching away on the good stuff! Try to use a suction cleaner and give the rug a little shake after each treatment.
Wear and Tear
This may be unavoidable but if you clean the areas around the rug, you may stop some of the rubbish being walked into the fibre. Think about choosing a hard wearing material if you really want to use the rug to trap dirt and dust. Most runner rugs are made from tough stuff, but to deal with dirt and potential stains, just pick darker colour rugs with more pattern if possible.
Stains and Spills
These can be a right pain if you don’t tend to them in a timely fashion, and we’ve selected a few for you to ponder over:
Greasy Stains – Use kitchen towels to absorb the grease and then apply some acidic cleaning agent with a clean sponge. Continue with this method until the stain has gone and use a kitchen towel to dry.
Wine Stains – These can ruin a decent rug if left untreated for more than a few hours. As soon as you notice the stain, use warm water to soak the stain out and apply with a clean sponge.
Dried Stains – Often it is almost impossible to gauge what the culprit was in the first place. Use a blunt instrument to break up the stain and loosen the dried pieces. Use a citrus cleaner thereafter and blot the area with a sponge until the stain is gone.
If you really want your rug to look and smell nice and fresh, why not hang it on the line once a fortnight to bring it back to life? A little oxygen can work wonders but just remember to bring it in before the heavens open!