What You Can Do To Care for Your Rugs
While you should have the rugs in your home cleaned periodically by a professional, there are a few things you can do that will help keep your rug looking great.
First, just like carpets, vacuuming a rug weekly will help keep dirt and grime from getting pushed deep into the fiber. It may also be wise to vacuum the back of the rugs in your home a few times a year. Since most rugs are on a hard surface, you should regularly sweep the floor beneath the rug. This reduces dust that gathers onto the rug. Since you want to protect the surface underneath the rug as well, use a non-slip pad to prevent the rug from scratching and damaging the surface. This also helps prevent falls caused by a rug sliding out from under someone. Lastly, if something is spilled on your rug, make sure that both the rug and the floor beneath are completely dry before putting it back onto the floor.
The history and origin of rugs goes back as far as 5,000 years ago when people wanted something to make the cold dirt floors warmer. The design of rugs has evolved drastically from those first rugs made, but much of the materials used to make rugs have stayed the same. Many area rugs are still made from wool and they still help make the floor in your home warmer and more inviting.
Types of Rugs
There are many types of rugs, as well as materials that are used to make them. Some rugs are made from natural materials such as wool. They can also be made from synthetic materials like acrylic fibers. Some are made from a combination of natural and synthetic. The same applies to the coloring or dyes used to bring color to a rug. This is why it’s important to have a professional cleaner come in and examine the area rug. We have the knowledge and experience to determine the best cleaning process.
Area rugs come in all shapes and sizes. The more expensive types of rugs are Persian and Oriental rugs. The difference between the two is important to note. Oriental rugs are made in countries within Asia, while Persian rugs are made exclusively in Iran. Since a Persian rug is made in Iran, it’s also an Oriental rug. This means that a Persian rug is an Oriental rug, but an Oriental rug might not be a Persian rug.
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While we can clean most area rug types, there are certain rugs that require other methods of cleaning. All areas may not offer rug cleaning. Please contact your local Heaven’s Best operator for details.