Caring for Your Rug
Properly caring for your area rugs can help them last for generations. One of the most important things you can do for your rug is to place it on a high quality pad. Pads not only prevent your rug from slipping and protect the floor below, they also protect your rug from damage caused by abrasions. The pads we carry at The Rug Gallery are not available in most places, and are far better than what you will find in the big box stores.
What is the proper method for spot cleaning your beautiful oriental area rugs? It’s easy! Use 1/4 cup of water combined with 2 capfuls of white vinegar. Never use soaps, scotchgards, or store bought cleaners, such as Resolve. Blot your rug with a clean, absorbent cloth to remove the stain. Avoid rubbing the stain. If you cannot get it out with this method, you should take your rug to a professional cleaner. If you are not sure, you can call us at (812) 453-7965 anytime. We are here to help.
Most homes and offices have a traffic pattern that will cause one area of your rug to wear faster than others. You can greatly reduce wear by periodically rotating your rug. Of course, a quality pad fitted to your rug will also reduce wear.