How to Make Your Vintage Area Rugs Last Longer

The beauty that comes from a vintage area rug can add a wonderful finishing touch to any roof of your home. But how do you take care of your rug and keep it looking its best year after year?  Here are some things to keep in mind:

Take off Your Shoes

Many homeowners have taken this one to heart for the simple fact that it helps keep not just you rugs but your entire home cleaner. Set up an area on the porch or sun room where you can leave your shoes when you come in and out throughout the day.

This keeps dirt, oil, mud, and other debris from getting into your home and ground into your area rugs and carpets. If you are not fond of this strategy, then be sure to place wa high-end foot mat at the doorway and clean it regularly.

Provide an Underlay

An underlay is a layer of soft cushion that is used under the area rug. An underlay helps to prevent the flattening out of an area rug. It also helps add softness to the rug so it feels better to walk on. An underlay has the added benefit of keeping the vintage area rug in place so it doesn’t slide on the floor, aid in noise, and keeps the rug warm during cool winter months.

Vacuum and Clean on a Regular Basis

Depending on the size of the rug, you may be able to take up the rug and wash it. Some materials need to be dry-cleaned in order to protect the fabric. You may also need to go with a light surface cleaning and spot cleaning for large rugs that are too bulky to pick up and wash. Keeping your vintage area rug clean is the final way you can protect your investment and keep it looking great for years to come.

 

If you need a professional cleaning for your vintage area rugs, trust in the experts at PRG Rugs!

 

To schedule your appointment for a rug cleaning in Nashua, NH, please give us a call today at (603) 882-5604.