June 23, 2020
Caring for Your Luxury Rug - What You Need to Know

As expensive as luxury rugs are, one cannot simply expect such beauty and magnificence to last without proper care and maintenance. Investing in luxury pieces such as Persian or Moroccan rugs demand more than just the initial cash payments.

Caring for Your Luxury Rug - What You Need to Know

As expensive as luxury rugs are, one cannot simply expect such beauty and magnificence to last without proper care and maintenance. Investing in luxury pieces such as Persian or Moroccan rugs demand more than just the initial cash payments. 

These pieces of art require a specific regimen to keep them looking luxurious and new as the day they were made. In caring for your luxury investment, here’s what you need to know. 

What You Need to Know

Proper care starts as soon as the rug arrives at your doorstep. The condition and quality of your rug will depend on the critical decisions you make to ensure that it preserves its value and genuine condition. 

Here are the things you need to know:

Placement 

The placement of the rug plays an important role in preserving its quality. 

While rugs of natural origins are generally durable and hard-wearing, consider placing these rugs in areas with low foot traffic. They may stand natural wear-and-tear but the accumulation of dirt offers a different dilemma. 

In addition to foot traffic, ensure that your rug has minimal exposure to direct sunlight. If it’s an unavoidable circumstance, rotate your rug as often as you can. Long exposure to direct sunlight can cause colors to fade and may affect the overall condition of your luxury rug. 

Regular Vacuuming

Along with the purchase of a luxury rug, invest in a high-quality vacuum. Not only will regular vacuuming be an excellent form of care, it will also spare you from future problems such as allergies and dust and shedding accumulation. 

The habit of vacuuming your rug at least once a week will pay off in many ways. Frequently vacuum the rug and the space underneath it with a regular vacuum head. Avoid rotating vacuum heads at all costs as this causes irreversible damages. 

Rug Pads and Furniture Coasters

The durability of luxury rugs are also dependent on accessories such as rug pads and furniture coasters. Rug pads work wonders in preventing slippage and providing cushioning. 

Should you be left with no choice but to place such heavy pieces on top, invest in high-quality furniture coasters. Furniture coasters reduce the depressions caused by heavy pieces of furniture placed on top of rugs.

Professional Services 

Although the responsibility of caring for such a fine piece of art falls upon the shoulders of the owner, there’s nothing quite like the touch of professional rug care services. Aforementioned practices do the trick of daily maintenance but it certainly doesn’t meet the capability of professional cleaning.

Avail the services of professional cleaners at least once a year to subject your rug to thorough cleaning. For rugs subjected to much heavier traffic such as constant contact with pets and substances, opt to have your rug professionally cleaned more often. 

The same rule applies to spills and stains. After the initial damage control using paper towels to reduce the spread of spills and stains, leave the cleaning to professionals. Self-treatment with chemicals and other substances will do more harm than good. 

Takeaways

Proper care and maintenance starts as soon as the luxury rug arrives in your home. Regular maintenance such as rotations and vacuuming are the simplest ways to preserve the pristine condition of your luxury rug. 

Subject your rug to regular professional cleaning and avoid self-treatment at all costs. Following these steps will definitely make your investment worth the expense. 


David Nourafshan

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