General Maintenance Tips for Area Rugs


Oftentimes, you may think that keepingyour rugs looking their best requires a great deal of effort, money, and time. Well, I’m here to tell you that that’s not the case. No way!

Caring for your area rugs all depend on its material, construction, and size. In fact, they can really enhance the beauty of your home by offering a modern, elegant, and classic look.

Area rugs come in a wide array of colors, textures, and patterns which make them the best cost-cutting options for matching your home’s décor in an effective and uncomplicated manner.

Don’t know where to start? No worries. Just follow these easy tips to start caring for your area rugs. Brace yourself for a fun-filled experience!

  4 Easy Steps for maintaining your Area Rugs

  1. Remove dirt by vacuuming large area rugs

Here’s the fun part and actually the easiest. Like carpets, it is very important to regularly vacuum your area rugs. This is will help to remove any dirt or debris that may be present in the fibers

You may vacuum either side if it’s a reversible area rug as this helps to get rid of grime and grit that may permanently damage it. As a precautionary measure, don’t vacuum the fringe of your rug!

  1. Flip your area rugs every 12 months

The higher the traffic your rugs experience on a daily basis, the more stress they will have to endure. Besides, the rugs’ exposure to the sun can also add to its deterioration. Because of this, I recommend that you flip them at least once per year to even out the wear.

  1. Shake your small area rugs

Not all the dust and dirt that are hiding in the rug’s fibers will come out when you vacuum. If your rug is sizeable enough, you may give it a vigorous shake to get rid of dirt, debris, or even grit.

Just remember to shake in on the outside of your house. You surely don’t want all that dirt to head back into your other rugs (if any). Additionally, there are certain enactments that are issued in some areas which discourage this practice, so ensure that you’re knowledgeable about your local laws.

  1. Remove pet hairs

This is the number one headache for persons who have pets at home. In truth, there’s nothing more annoying that having your area rugs filled with pet hairs that are so hard to remove at times.

Sadly, vacuuming your area rugs to remove pet hairs is not really an effective strategy. Sometimes, most of the pet hairs will stay behind. Instead, you can use a stiff brush to eliminate the hairs by brushing the direction of the rug’s nap.


While area rugs can be a great way of sprucing up your home, it is essential that they are maintained in the most effective way possible. This maintenance is rather easy and can be an enjoyable experience for anyone! Have fun!