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Caring for Decorative Rugs

If you have beautiful decoration rugs in your home, they were probably an investment that you would live to preserve as long as possible. Most specialty rugs, such as Oriental and Persian rugs, need special maintenance and care beyond the care you put in for a regular rug. Along with regular professional cleaning, there are steps you can take to extend the life and appeal of your decoration rugs and keep them in prime condition.

Spot Treatment

Just as with carpet, specialty rugs will undoubtedly come in contact with spills and spots. It is essential to treat any spills on these rugs immediately to ensure that the mess does not set into the material. The best way to treat any spill on decoration rugs is to absorb the spill as much as possible, spot-clean the area with mild-detergent, rinse and blot dry.


To evenly distribute wear and tear from foot traffic, rotate your decorative rug every 2 months. Rotating your rug will also protect the rug from fading due to overexposure to sunlight. You can also rotate the room’s furniture to create a new path for foot traffic.


Regularly vacuuming decorative rugs can prevent dirt from being ground into the rug, but make sure never to use a beater bar on the vacuum. Vacuuming decorative rugs with a beater bar could cause the rug to tear or fray. For more information about rug or carpet care, please also The Carpet and Rug Institute.

If you have any questions or concerns about the care of your decorative rugs, don’t hesitate to call Steam Clean Carpet Care today for a free quote. We specialize in rug care and cleaning, including area rug cleaning, Oriental rug cleaning and Sisal rug cleaning.