If you’re looking for a rug online, there is no way you can be sure of the quality you’re getting. Unless you feel it and compare it to other textiles, it’s really difficult to judge quality. The only way you can tell if a rug is right for your situation is to see it in […]
The rug pad should be about 1 ½ inches less than your rug around all sides. In total, that’s 3 inches off the width and 3 inches off the length. This allows the rug to lay flat on the flooring rather than being slightly elevated. When you have the pad extend to the full size […]
All rugs need a rug pad, whether they be on a hard surface or on carpet. On a carpeted surface you can get movement and wrinkling of a rug, and there are special pads to help prevent that. Rugs on hard surfaces always need a rug pad. Rugs are very slippery, and even if you […]
You always need a rug pad under a hardwood floor. People often don’t realize how important a rug pad is. Rugs are very slippery, and even if you have a big rug with furniture on it, it can come right out from underneath you. It’s very dangerous, and in some cases, you can seriously injure […]
In the rug business, a rug tends to be under 7x10ft. A carpet would be anything bigger than that, including wall-to-wall carpeting. Rugs can be made out of carpeting as well.
Do not use carpet cleaner on a wool rug. A lot of commercial carpet cleaners leave a lot of residue, which can seriously damage a rug made of natural fibers. If you have any questions about whether the solution you’re using is safe, ask a professional before using it. Since each rug is different, there […]
To freshen up a wool rug, begin by mixing ¼ teaspoon of detergent with a quart of water. Take a white towel and submerge it in the solution, then wring it out so it’s damp. Wipe the rug down with the grain of the rug to take the surface dirt off, rinsing off the towel […]
When vacuuming a braided rug, do not use a vacuum with a beater bar or really intense suction. If you can adjust the suction level of your vacuum, use the lowest setting. Many modern vacuums can be very dangerous and harmful to braided rugs, especially soft fibers like woven silk.
To spot clean a woven rug, you need a very soft brush and a gentle detergent. Mix ¼ teaspoon of detergent with a quart of water and gently scrub it in. Once the rug is scrubbed, take a white towel and blot the wet spot until the moisture is out. If the spot is still […]
Most rug professionals do not recommend putting an oriental rug in the washing machine. Many newer rug companies advertise this, but most rugs are not made to do that. Always check with the manufacturer of a rug before making an extreme choice like putting it in the washing machine. Machine washing can be very hard […]