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How to Clean Your Outdoor Rug

How to Clean Your Outdoor Rug

Our rugs are manufactured to last for years to come, but we know accidents do happen and rugs are designed to be walked on, so it will probably be exposed to some dirt and matting eventually. Here are a few easy steps you can take to extend the life of your rug and to keep it looking great:

Our rugs are manufactured to last for years to come, but we know accidents do happen and rugs are designed to be walked on, so it will probably be exposed to some dirt and matting eventually. Here are a few easy steps you can take to extend the life of your rug and to keep it looking great:

Use A Rug Pad

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You should always use a quality pad under your rug. A good rug pad not only keeps rugs from moving or sliding, it also extends the life of your rug and allows it to dry quicker, preventing mold and mildew growth.

Regular Vacuuming

Perhaps the easiest thing you can do to maintain your rug, vacuuming not only keeps your rug clean, but pulls the fibers up to stand proud as the day you purchased your rug. Frequent vacuuming removes particles from the surface itself before they get trapped underneath. Change the vacuuming direction occasionally to help stand the fibers upright and reduce matting.

Clip Long Ends

Longer fibers may work to the surface after use or vacuuming. Never pull these ends out - clip them off even with the rug's surface in order to not cause any damage to the rug's weave.

Clean Spills and Spots Immediately

Accidents happen, and that's okay. If something spills on your rug, you'll want to clean it quickly but never rub a spill. Always blot to prevent fraying of the yarns. Simple soap and water should remove most stains. However, be sure to test cleaning solutions in an inconspicuous area to be sure the cleanser will not damage the fiber.

Professionally Clean Periodically

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Vacuuming will remove most soil, but it's necessary to have your rug professionally cleaned periodically to remove deep-down dirt and grime. Cooking vapors, air pollution, and tracked-on dirt can produce an oily, stickiness that is best removed either by professionals or with a rented machine. We recommend cleaning your rugs professionally every 12 to 18 months.

Rotate Rugs Periodically

Regular traffic will begin to show eventually, so be sure to rotate rugs in order to create even wear across the entire rug surface. Consider moving heavy furniture around that may sit on your rug or use floor protectors beneath the legs to help evenly distribute the weight.

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