How To Care for Your Machine Made Rug

Machine Made Rug

Machine made rugs are a great choice for adding the finishing touch to a room in your home. These rugs come in almost every color and pattern imaginable, and are a perfect way to spruce up a room. With proper care you can get years of use from your machine made rug. Here are some tips you may want to follow while caring for and cleaning your rug.

General Care

One of the most important things you can do to protect your new rug is to put a pad underneath it. This serves several purposes. A rug pad keeps your rug from slipping and moving on a hard surface, and it also provides added comfort when walking on the rug. Padding underneath a rug will also protect it from dirt and any abrasive spots on the floor.

It is also important to rotate your rug every few months, as this helps to ensure even wearing and to move parts of the rug that may usually be underneath furniture. Direct sunlight can fade the colors of your rug, so if your rug is by a window it is especially important to rotate it regularly.

Cleaning

The simplest way to clean your rug is to vacuum it regularly to keep dirt and other abrasive materials out of the fibers. This can easily become a problem in high traffic areas, such as an entranceway or a living room. Regular vacuuming is the best way to keep your machine made rug clean and looking its best.

Any spills on your rug should be treated immediately. Be sure you are blotting at the spill with an absorbent material, not rubbing at it. Once the moisture from the spill has been cleaned up, rinse it with water and blot the area again. You may want to use a gentle cleaner, or mix a bit of soap in with the water if you are worried about staining. Just be sure to spot test your cleaner on an inconspicuous part of the rug first, as a cleaner may cause discoloration. Also, many machine made rugs have glue on the back that can be harmed with a strong cleaner, and there is always the risk that a chemical cleaner will affect the color of your rug.

If you have old or persistent stains in your rug, take it to a professional to have it cleaned. You may want to do this anyway, but many times machine made rugs have manufacturer’s instructions detailing how they should be cleaned.

With the right care, your machine made rug can withstand years of use, and will keep any room looking its best. These rugs are a great choice for any budget and style. Could your home use a beautiful new rug? Browse our selection of machine made rugs to find the perfect fit for any space in your home! And if you have any cleaning or rug care tips of your own to share, please let us know, in the comments section below!