One way that you can protect the investment you made in your carpet is by placing area rugs in the high traffic areas. The carpet underneath will still look good in the future, but what about the area rug? To some, the task of keeping their area rugs in the high traffic areas clean may seem impossible. However, we’ve come up with some great tips for you to help keep your area rugs looking good, even in the high traffic areas. All it takes is a little care and attention.
Pick the Right Materials
While picking the right color of area rug can be important, choosing the right type of material can be considered even more important. If you expect the rug to last long in your high traffic areas, the material needs to be durable. This factor alone can make a big difference in how long the rug will last. We recommend selecting rugs that are made of nylon and wool carpet, as they have the ability to withstand heavy traffic.
Plan For the Future
If you want your rug to last, it is best to try and reduce the amount of moisture and dirt that gets into your home. One way to do this is by having walk-off mats placed at your entryways to help reduce much of the dirt that comes in on shoes. We have found that this can be an effective way to keep your rugs clean. Another suggestion is to remove your shoes at the front door to keep any soil from even coming into your home.
Make Sure You Vacuum
In high traffic areas, it is very important to vacuum often. When you vacuum, you help to remove the dirt before it actually gets a chance to settle into the fibers of the carpet. A general rule is the more traffic in an area, the more often it should be vacuumed. In some cases, vacuuming daily may be required to try and keep dirt and soil to a minimum.
Take Action Right Away
Areas that encounter high traffic are more likely to experience accidents and spills. If a spill does occur, make sure you try your best to clean up the accident as soon as you can. You can even apply a spot remover like Chem-Dry Stain Extinguisher to the spot if necessary. The quicker you take action, the less likely the spill will soak into the rug and leave a stain. Also, having a professional protectant applied on your rugs will ease the cleanup.
Maintenance and efficient cleaning methods are a must for rugs and carpets in areas that get a lot of traffic on a daily basis. All it takes is a little love and care to keep these spots looking cleaner than ever. If your rugs have been forgotten and not been cleaned in some time, your local Complete Chem-Dry of Lake Orion technicians have been trained to clean virtually all types of area rugs. Whether you have an Oriental rug, or a Persian rug, we can clean it with our specialized tools. Find out more about how we clean area rugs by clicking here.
We hope some of these tips are useful for you. We wish you the best of luck when it comes to keeping those high traffic areas clean! We always are just a call away if you need us.