Area rugs, like any flooring option, require basic care & maintenance to continue to look their best. 

Dealing with Spills & Stains

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When a liquid is spilled on your area rug, promptly soak it up with a clean towel by blotting the affected area. Do not rub the spill as that will worsen the situation. 

After the initial liquid has been removed, spot clean the area with a little laundry detergent and lukewarm water or a mixture of one part water and one part vinegar. When in doubt, check your manufacturer's recommendations for how to address spills and stains. 

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When a solid is spilled, wipe up the spill and vacuum the affected area. 

If a stain persists, be sure to check your manufacturer guide for approved products you can use on your carpet. 

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It is always best to pre-test your cleaning method to avoid irreparable damage. Consult your manufacturer recommendations for cleaning spills and approved stain-removers. Test the substance on old t-shirts or towels before applying it to the area rug. 

Daily care is important

Vacuuming your area rug is the number one thing that you can do to prolong its beauty and functionality. By getting in the habit of vacuuming on a daily, or every few days, basis, you'll be amazed at how great your area rug will look.

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