How do I clean area rugs?

October 8, 2011 by
Filed under: Area Rugs For Home 


Question by Proud Mommy of 6: How do I clean area rugs?

My family recently moved in to a rather large home that has not one stitch of carpet in it, just very nice linoleum throughout. I have bought some 5X8 area rugs and am wondering how to really clean them well. We don’t wear shoes in the house and I spot clean with Resolve spray in the event of a spill but know that they will still get dirty and want to know what the rest of you do to keep them looking nice. Thanks for answers.

Best answer:

Answer by Emma W
Your best bet it to either get them cleaned or rent a steam cleaner such as a rug doctor. In order to keep my rugs nice I don’t wear shoes on them. It helps a lot!

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2 Comments on How do I clean area rugs?

  1. rob s on Sat, 8th Oct 2011 12:46 pm

    3 choices.1) Have them cleaned by a service that comes to the house,2) you can take them to places that do this , such as a carpet cleaning company that come s to the house will have this service or 3) Do them your self w/ a rented machine.
    Please make sure you have the proper , anti slip mat on the back to prevent staining of the vinyl .. Your bigger area rugs usually don t have a rubber backing( which will cause a permanent stain in some vinyls. Any flooring questions you can e mail me through my avatar.. GL

  2. CHARLIE K on Sat, 8th Oct 2011 12:52 pm

    I will put links to a couple of web pages with videos on general cleaning and cleaning spills from area rugs.

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