The Basics of Rug Protection

Man apply cleaning solution to rugKeeping your rugs cleaned and well-maintained is something for which every rug owner should be vigilant. There are many things to keep in mind when trying to protect your rug and make them last longer. We’ve compiled a list of easy-to-follow tips on how to best keep your rug in tip-top shape.

Shoes Off the Rug

This is pretty much an iron cast rule for rug owners everywhere. Foot traffic contributes to a lot of the dirt and grime that can accumulate on an area rug. Implementing a “no shoes” policy indoors can certainly extend the lifespan of your rug. For visitors, you can always ask them to leave their shoes by the foyer or in a shoe box. If this doesn’t sound very practical, you also have the option of placing a foot mat in front of your doorway instead of an area rug.

Use a Protectant and Padding to Extend Its Lifespan

There are protectants out in the market that are specially made for rugs. They help make the fibers of your rug more resistant to spills and other liquids. Fortunately, Pettyjohn's has researched these products and is pleased to offer the finest textile protection system available - Fiber ProTector by Pettyjohn's.

You can also make use of rug pads to better help secure your rug onto the floor. These will prevent your rug from constantly being shifted around due to foot traffic and lessen the wear and tear that can be caused by usage.

Rotate Your Rugs

Rotating your rugs can help lessen the fading its fibers experience, especially if it’s located in an area that’s exposed to sunlight or where foot traffic is heavy. It’s recommended to rotate your smaller rugs every few months, while larger rugs can be rotated after it comes back from being cleaned.

Regular Cleaning and Maintenance

Of course, nothing helps protect your rug more than giving it the right amount of cleaning and maintenance every so often. Vacuuming can reduce the amount of dirt that accumulates on your rug daily, while regular professional washing can help keep it looking as good as new. 

Pettyjohn’s Cleaning & Restoration is known as an industry leader when it comes to reliable and efficient rug cleaning. We have a team of highly-trained professionals who have years of experience when it comes to the proper cleaning and maintenance of all types of rugs. If you’re interested in hearing more about our advanced quality service, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 919-289-8424 or leave us a message on our contact page.