Maintaining Area Rugs in High Traffic Areas

Apr 13, 2022 | Area Rug Cleaning

maintain area rugs in high traffic areas

Want to know how to keep your area rugs looking new?

New might not be the right word for area rugs. After all, some are meant to look vintage. But there isn’t a single rug out there that is supposed to look worn down or faded. It can be difficult to prevent wear and tear because rugs are both decorative and practical. Luckily, you can maintain your rugs even if you can’t prevent wear and tear to keep your rugs looking nice. San Juan County Chem-Dry is Farmington’s rug care expert and we got you covered with some easy-to-follow rug maintenance tips.

Choose the Right Rug

Remember when we said rugs are practical and decorative? Well, some rugs are maybe a little more practical. We just mean that you need to find a rug that’s built to last for a higher traffic area of your home. This has everything to do with the material.

A rug can be built up of various materials. Some are certainly more durable than others. You should look at rugs made up of things like nylon or wool as they can better withstand the daily beating from foot traffic.

Create a Plan

This is an overall plan on how you want to treat your rug. Doing something simple like removing your shoes or thoroughly wiping them off before stepping on the rug can make a world of difference. This will also prevent dirt and grime tracked in from your shoes from being trapped deep with the rug. It may seem dramatic, but it will help you maintain your rug and keep it looking pristine.

Bring Out the Vacuum Regularly

Even without shoes tracking in dirt, rugs still need frequent vacuuming, especially in those high traffic areas. Frequent vacuuming will help keep dirt and grime from settling into the rug’s fibers.  The more traffic an area endures, the more often it should be vacuumed. That might even mean pulling out the vacuum daily.

Take Care of Spills/Accidents Immediately

Foot traffic isn’t the only thing that can damage an area rug. You also have to look out for spills and pet accidents that can cause nasty stains. The sooner you act to take care of a stain the better your chances are of removing it. Though there are plenty of effective DIY rug stain methods out there, it can still be beneficial to bring in a professional. 

We’re Here For You

Your area rugs may require more care and attention than you originally thought. Lucky for you, the team here at San Juan County Chem-Dry is ready to help. We offer professional area rug cleaning in the greater Farmington, NM area to help keep your area rugs looking fresh and beautiful. Give us a call today at 505-325-7601 for a FREE, no-obligation price estimate.