28 Mar
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What Should I Look For When Buying A Rug?

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 […]
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27 Mar
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Should A Rug Pad Be the Same Size As A Rug?

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 […]
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26 Mar
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Do All Rugs Need A Rug Pad?

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 […]
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25 Mar
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Do I Need Rug Pad for Hardwood Floors?

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 […]
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23 Mar
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Can You Use Carpet Cleaner On A Wool Rug?

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 […]
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22 Mar
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How Do You Freshen Up A Wool Rug?

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 […]
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21 Mar
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Can You Vacuum A Braided Rug?

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.
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20 Mar
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How Do You Clean A Woven Rug?

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 […]
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19 Mar
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Can You Put an Oriental Rug in The Washing Machine?

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 […]
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