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Rug Care

Rug Care and Cleaning

  • Rugs A Bound recommends regular careful vacuuming.
  • Carefully vacuum near the edges of the rug, and only use handheld attachments on fringe.  Serging, binding, and fringe are very sensitive, and vacuuming may cause damage to these areas of your rug.
  • Canister vacuums without beater bars are the most effective.  If your vacuum has a beater bar, turn it off or set it to the highest setting.  If you have a high powered vacuum, use a handheld attachment to vacuum your rug.
  • Rug padding is highly recommended to extend the life of your area rug and help in vacuuming.
  • In the case of a spill, immediately blot with clean sponge or cloth.  Do not rub the affected area.
  • If you cannot clean the spill, professional cleaning is recommended.

Common Issues
There are some common issues inherent in many area rugs, listed below, that are not considered defects.
  • Shedding:
    - All wool rugs will shed.
    - Hand knotted rugs will shed less than tufted.

  • Sprouts:
    - Loose fibers are common in hand made rugs.
    - Clip with scissors.

  • Creases:
    - Should disappear in a week or two.
    - Try reverse rolling.
  • Fading:
    - Rugs in direct sunlight will fade out over time.
    - Rotate your rug.


  • Wear:
    - Rotate rug every 3 to 6 months due to traffic.


  • Serging, Binding, or Fringe:
    - These parts of an area rug can be damaged by improper maintenance, pets, wear and tear, or commercial use.


Choosing a Rug Size
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Rugs 101
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