Maintaining Oriental Area Rugs

In my view, a home is never fully complete without oriental area rugs. For one, oriental rugs can help to enhance your home’s aesthetic appeal, allowing you, your family and friends to feel more relaxed and peaceful while watching TV on the weekend or playing cards.

Oriental area rugs are also offered in an extensive range of various colors, textures, and patterns to match almost any décor. Adding oriental area rugs to your home will be a great experience.

From sprucing up your home to creating excellent spaces for those exciting slumber parties on the weekend, oriental rugs will transform your home into something magnificent.

With all the benefits of including oriental rugs as part of your home decoration ideas, the need for proper maintenance becomes a major focal point.

Follow the steps below to maintain your oriental rugs and keep them looking and smelling fresh all the time. Let’s go!


Maintaining Your Oriental Rugs


  • Regularly rotate your oriental rugs.

Regularly rotating your rugs can work great wonders in lessening the amount of dirt that are built up in the fibers. I’d recommend rotating them every month if the rug is located in a high-traffic area.

This rotation routine will cause your rugs to retain a more balanced appearance by invariably administering wear. Nevertheless, the value and appearance of your rugs will also be preserved.

  • Flip the rug.

You’ll find that most oriental rugs have some loose threads that can easily become twisted or tangled. It’s essential that you don’t attempt to unravel the threads by combing them. Doing so might severely damage the rug’s fibers.

Alternatively, try flipping the rug. This will allow the fringe to straighten out naturally. Just take hold of one end of the rug and walk it over the next end.

  • Vacuum

There’s no avoiding vacuuming any rug. Besides, vacuuming your oriental rugs is crucial for preventing the fibers from becoming flattened from the high traffic.

Always remember to switch off the vacuum’s beater bar to prevent the rug from getting tears or runs.

  • Spot Clean

Not cleaning spills as soon as they occur can cause your oriental rugs to become stained.

To remove stains, you need to:

  • Blot the stain by using a dry cloth to soak up the excess liquid.
  • Clean the stain with clean water. If you need a more effective solution, you may need to consult with a floor-cleaning professional to ascertain that the stains will/can be safely and effectively removed.

NOTE: Using soap, bleach, or other cleaning products may destroy the rug fibers.


Oriental rugs are a great option for decorating your home. Nonetheless, you need to properly maintain them to retain their appeal and attractiveness. In fact, keeping them free from dirt and stains can increase their durability, creating an atmosphere of comfort and relaxation.