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Area rugs deserve the same attention and consistent maintenance as other flooring products

Daily care is important

Area rugs are an investment in your home and lifestyle. Our flooring specialists at Color Interiors Design Center have put together this guide to care for and maintain your area rugs. Knowing what’s expected of you regarding area rug upkeep can be a determining factor in the type of rugs you purchase.

Area Rug Cleaning Guide

Basic Care - Area Rug Care | Color Interiors


Here are some tips to use on an everyday basis:

  • Don't pamper your rug – it's meant to be walked on! Regular use will help "break in" your rug and give it a smooth shine
  • Vacuum your rug as you would wall-to-wall carpeting, being careful not to damage any fringes
  • Rotate your rug 180 degrees every few months to a year to ensure even wear
Professional Cleaning - Area Rug Care | Color Interiors

Professional Cleaning

Complete washing shouldn't be completed by you alone – trust the pros to do it right:

  • Have your rug professionally washed every 2 to 5 years based on usage
  • Professionals will hand wash your rugs and ensure they're fully dried
  • Most handmade rug dealers provide specialized services that will help maintain your rug's quality
Accidents Happen - Area Rug Care | Color Interiors

Accidents Happen

Rugs are designed to be walked on, so they'll also experience spots and stains:

  • Clean your rugs as you would a carpet, dealing with spills as soon as they happen
  • Don't scrub your rug, instead blotting liquid spills and carefully scraping up solid spills