Ways to Maintain Your Area Rugs

Vintage area rugs are an investment that you want to protect and maintain. As a result, it is important to schedule regular maintenance for your rugs. Read on for some tips to maintain your area rugs!

Damaging Factors to Your Rugs

  • Normal wear and tear from everyday use, constant walking, vacuuming, etc.
  • Damage from moths and other insects
  • Staining from spilled food and drinks as well as water from potted plants
  • Burning from fireplaces, smoking, candles, etc.


The frequencies for cleanings are typically determined by your family’s habits and the environments you live in. For example, if you have children, you will most likely want to send your area rugs to be cleaned at PRG Rugs more often. However, if you live alone or with one other person, you most likely will get your rugs cleaned once a year. If your area has more moisture, you will want to get it cleaned every 4 to 6 months.

Other Preventative Measures

No matter how high of a quality the materials your rugs are constructed with, it is normal for them to unravel or wear down. It is important to catch when damage starts to happen because if it is left unattended, your rug will continue to deteriorate. To salvage your rug, you will want to bring it into PRG Rugs for a professional cleaning and repair.

If you notice moths flying around, you will want to check the underside of your rug periodically to check for moths and their larvae. To prevent wool eating moths, invest in a spray and make sure to apply it on your rug periodically.

If you store your rugs, you will need to make sure that you use moth balls, cedar shavings, and seal it in brown paper or synthetic paper. To ensure that your rug is still in good condition when it is in storage, you will want to check at least once a month. For a high quality storage space, trust in the experts at PRG Rugs! We ensure that your rugs are properly maintained by frequently checking on them as well as washing and vacuuming them. Our facility is temperature and climate controlled to make sure that your rugs stay in great condition.


To schedule a rug cleaning or storage, please give our professional staff a call today at 603-882-5604.