Careful Cleaning of Antique Rugs

Antique rugs and carpets are more than just ornaments. They are art pieces which have been handed down from generation to generation. Their value cannot simply be measured by any price. This is why it is really important to take care of these antique rugs.

A lot of people have discarded several antique rugs because they were ruined. But this does not have to happen to you. If you know how to take care of your antique rugs properly, you will be able to preserve it for more years to come.

Here are some useful tips on how to carefully clean and care for antique rugs:

  • Know the type of rug- there are various types of antique rugs and it is important for you to know what type of rug you have on hand. This till tell you a lot about specific care instructions for that type of rug. There are some rugs which cannot be shampooed with certain detergents or have to be washed in a certain way so it really helps if you are equipped with that kind of information.
  • Clean regularly- many people have that bad habit of just leaving the rug to lie there. Since it is commonly used in floors most people don’t mind it getting dirty. However, leaving the dust and stains to gather on the rug can spell a lot of trouble in the future. It can cause permanent marks and destroy the beauty of the rug. So it is best to inspect the rug often and do regular cleaning routines such as vacuuming.
  • Remove stains promptly- there will be a couple of times when something would accidentally spill on the rug like wine or some juice. This could spell trouble if not addressed promptly. So as soon as you spill something on the rug, grab a cloth and dub it on the affected area to make sure it doesn’t spread. And if you just noticed the spill stain, grab a very mild detergent, mix it with water and wash the stained area right away.
  • Wash the rug- even if you don’t see stains on the rug, washing it at least once a year is a really good practice. It takes the dust and dirt off it and restores its bright colors and designs. Hand washing using very mild detergents is the best way to deep clean an antique rug.


Following these tips would not only make rugs last longer, it will even bring out the beauty of the design.