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It’s spring cleaning time! The yards are being raked, branches pruned, windows washed, and closets organized for the season ahead. What about your rugs?
How often should they be cleaned? Well, it depends on the traffic. Over time dirt and grit will become embedded in the foundation of the carpet. Hand dusting and washing by a professional is needed to restore the luster approximately every 5 years unless it is in a highly trafficked area such as a kitchen, hallway or busy family room. Kitchen rugs and usually washed every year.
Here is a problem many homeowners face. Should they buy a cheap carpet or should they make an investment with an oriental rug? People have the knack on looking for cheap items. After all, who doesn’t like to save their hard-earned cash from all the troubles of everyday expenses? But ask yourself this: does buying cheap items such as cheap carpet really help you save?
Most cheap carpet is available with carpet fiber like Olefin. Because it comes cheap, expect poor quality when it concerns the ability of resisting daily wear and tear. Will it save you money if you buy this cheap version? The answer is a clear no. In the long run, you will realize that you can never save your cash by buying the knockoff version. It will trigger you to enter into the habit of buying new carpet always because of untimely replacements.
Go for the best quality of carpet in the price you can afford. Cheap carpet may look fine at first but after 2-3 years, problems will start to appear. Small insects trap on its fiber, dirt, and grimes will build up so you will need a professional cleaning service to get back the original look of your carpet. By the time you do carpet cleaning, cheap carpet will fade and fibers will lose.
The alternative is investing in a quality oriental rug. The beauty of these area rugs is that they help bring a room to life. They wear well and doing routine maintenance by professional oriental rug cleaners will only add years to the life of the rug.
So, should you go for cheap carpet? The answer is no.
No matter if it’s a Persian Gabbeh, Persian Kurd, or Persian Luristan; care must be your top priority. The good news is, Persian rug maintenance is not hard. Just as long as you follow the needed work then you can expect your rugs to last long. Fortunately, information about how to give proper care to rugs are widely available nowadays that the work of searching for them is now a piece of cake.
One thing to remember when it comes to proper maintenance is that direct sunlight affects the quality of the rug. Sunlight that directly goes into the rug can virtually affects its quality. No matter if it is in the morning or in the afternoon—sun rays will likely mess up with the rugs. If you continuously ignore the situation then you can see an uneven fade on your wool or cotton rugs later on. Even the good rugs can be damaged in just a few months. So the number one Persian rug maintenance is to keep curtains closed or have your windows coated with mylar.
Also, a rug is damaged as people walk on it regularly. While you cannot prevent people from stepping on the rug, but you have to understand that you have the power to lessen the damaged incurred through regular rug rotation. This way, people do not get to walk on the same spot. Regularly rotate the rug to prevent uneven fading. Well, there are other Persian rug maintenance tips to be taken into account but the two listed here are the most important yet the mostly commonly ignored rules.