Area Rug Care & Maintenance

Learn more about the basics of area rug maintenance today!

Area Rug Care | Puckett's Flooring

Area Rugs Spills & Stains

Maintaining your area rug is relatively simple! Learn more about recommended care techniques below.

Vacuum your rug regularly to ensure a long and fruitful life. When you vacuum, you remove dirt and other debris from the fibers of your rug. This debris can, if left untreated, lead to premature aging. How often you vacuum will depend on the traffic the rug receives, but you should plan on doing so once a week at a minimum.

You should also place entry mats at the doors of your home and ensure that shoes are always removed before walking across your area rug. You can also rotate your rug to ensure proper wear and tear throughout.

Solid Messes

For solid messes on your area rug, use your vacuum to take care of the mess. So long as you address solid messes in a timely manner, no lingering damage should occur. You want to address dirt and debris quickly, as both can lead to premature aging of your area rug. When in doubt, consult your manufacturer. 

Liquid Spills

When a liquid spill occurs on your area rug, the key is to act fast! While specific spill and stain treatment will depend on the substance spilled, it is always a good idea to soak up the spill with a clean towel immediately. From there, you can consult your manufacturer for specific cleaning techniques. With area rugs, a spill doesn't always need to result in a stain. Be diligent when caring for your area rug.