Cleaning your oriental rug is a difficult task, but it’s an important one. It doesn’t matter if you have one of these beautiful art pieces on the floor or in a frame hanging on the wall. They require special care to make sure that their beauty and elegance aren’t ruined forever.
This guide will discuss how to clean an oriental rug at home and keep it looking new for years to come.
You can find various oriental rugs, and each type may require a slightly different approach to cleaning. The best way is to consult your rug’s tag for specific instructions on how it should be cleaned.
If there is no information available or if you can’t find the tag, call the manufacturer. They will have detailed instructions that they can send via email or fax according to their preferences; most manufacturers will do this at no cost to you as well!
The first step in any rug washing project is removing the flooring surface and vacuuming with an attachment hose. Ensure not to put water directly onto your carpet when using vacuum attachments because there could be residual dirt left over that has yet been vacuumed up.
The best way to clean the rug is based on its type, but some general rules apply no matter what your choice for cleaning:
Vacuum The Rug
You will want to vacuum the rug first, and it’s convenient to use an attachment hose if you have one. Vacuuming the rug will remove any loose dust and bacteria, which are good to remove before washing.
Clean The Rug With A Solution
Next, you will want to clean the rug with an appropriate solution for your type of rug. For example, suppose there’s an odor problem in the area where you’re cleaning. In that case, it can be helpful to use some white distilled vinegar mixed with warm water as part of this process because vinegar has been shown to neutralize odors without leaving behind any heavy fragrances or scents.
You’ll also need enough liquid cleaner or soap based on what kind of fabric the rug is made from: natural fibers like wool should be cleaned by hand, while synthetics such as nylon may not require wash-in cleaners but rather just spot treatment with mild detergents and water.
Rinse Thoroughly With Clear Water
And finally, to rinse away any residue of soap or cleaner that may have been left behind from the process, you’ll want to use clear water for a thorough final rinse. This will help reduce spotting and staining on your rug and keep it fresh without reducing its ability to retain air bubbles which can provide additional insulation in colder climates.
Tips For Avoiding Problematic Areas In Your Rug
Avoid storing things under rugs: this puts strain on them over time by making them more likely to develop wrinkles or creases; avoid placing anything heavy directly onto the surface of an area rug (things such as ottomans or footstools ); avoid dragging furniture across the surface of an area rug as this can cause fuzzing or a raised pile.
Ways To Extend The Life Of Your Rug
Deep clean your oriental rug regularly. Carpets naturally accumulate dirt and dust, with more noticeable soiling occurring over time. Therefore, deep cleaning your rug periodically is very important to maintain its appearance.
Use a vacuum with an attachment brush along with a handheld blower tool, as these tools are great for removing any lint trapped in the fibers that you might not be able to notice if you’re just using your vacuum cleaner’s suction function alone. It also helps keep your stairs free from pesky pet hair!
Place a mat under the legs of heavy pieces of furniture to prevent indentations from being left in your rug’s fibers keeping it in pristine condition.