How To Care For Most Rugs


Below are some general care instructions for most types of rugs. Maintaining your rug will not only prolong your rug's life but will also keep it looking ready for you and your guests.

*NOTE: Always follow care instructions specific to your rug type as different materials sometimes require different care. These instructions can be found on the care label attached to the rug or you can find them listed in the product copy on our website. 

General Rug Care:

  • Shedding of loose fibers is normal for a new rug and will diminish with regular vacuuming 
  • To prevent dust and crumbs from settling into your rug, vacuum regularly (we recommend weekly) and/or shake outdoors. You can even do it the old fashioned way, taking your frustrations out, and beat the rug with a broom
  • Do not pull loose ends, clip them with scissors to remove
  • Professional rug cleaning recommended as needed
  • Keep away from excessive moisture to prevent mold
  • Blot spills immediately with a white cloth
  • Harsh chemicals may damage or fade rug
  • Use rug protectors under heavy furniture
  • We always recommend using a rug pad

What To Do When You Receive Your Rug:

  • Unroll the bale (rolled up rug in a bag) or unbox (some larger rugs ship in boxes) the rug and place pile side, aka the pretty side up on the floor
  • If there are any creases, place the rug in the sunlight for a few hours. If you don't have enough space, use a hairdryer on the rug to help the fibers relax. Remember to hold the hairdryer 6-8 inches away from the rug and use a sweeping motion
  • Depending on the material of you rug you may need to add something soft and heavy to each corner for 24-48 hours to help the corners lay flat
  • Before placing your rug in it's final place be sure to add a rug pad. This will help the rug stay in place and make it an even softer spot to walk on

Miscellaneous Tips:

  • Fix indentations - place an ice cube in the divot and as it slowly melts the fibers will fluff up. Be sure to dry the rug after to prevent mold
  • Pet hair - the best way to remove ALL the pet hair from your rug is to use a carpet scraper or a window squeegee
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