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Caring for your area rug

A little care will go a long way when it comes to keeping your rug looking as good as new for many years to come. Follow these simple tips from the experts at Carpet Mart of Louisville!

Daily Care tips

Vacuum at least once a week to pull up dirt and debris. If your rug is in a high-traffic area, vacuum more frequently.

When cleaning shag rugs, keep in mind that they have longer, cable-like yarns that tend to wrap around vacuum beater bars. Disconnect or remove the beater bar of your vacuum cleaner (instructions should be available in your vacuum's manual) to prevent this. Set your vacuum to the lowest height setting for the best results.

What to do

(and what not to do)

DO vacuum frequently.

DON'T use a vacuum with a beater bar if you have a shag rug.

DO blot spills when they occur to absorb as much liquid as possible.

DON'T rub spills!

DO use a manufacturer-approved cleaning product when treating stubborn messes.

DON'T bleach or dry clean your rugs!

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