The floor of your home is inevitably the most difficult part to clean, since it is the area that is always being stepped on, perpetually victim to all kinds of dirt and pollutants both from the inside and outdoors. If you have carpets, then this may also be a challenge for you, since carpeting also tends to accumulate more dirt. Home area rugs are the perfect compromise between the two. Home area rugs protect your wooden floor or tiles from damage, keeps the floors clean, but are also easy to maintain. Here are some tips on keeping your home area rugs clean.
Most home area rugs are machine washable. To make sure of this, take a look at the tag on the rug. This tag will tell you if your rug needs to be hand washed or if it can be tossed into your washing machine.
Whether or not you wash your custom area rugs in your washing machine, make sure that you segregate them according to color, if you have several. Wash light colored home area rugs together, and then dark colored ones. This will avoid colors from getting mixed up and getting lighter fabrics stained. For washing machines, hotter temperatures should be used for lighter materials, while only warm water should be used for darker colors to reduce fading. Always set the machine to wash on delicate to prevent damage. Rinse the rugs and place them in the dryer, still keeping lights separated from the darks.
If you are going to hand wash your rug, it is advisable that you use a brush to scrub it instead. With a gentle washing detergent and the brush, scrub the rug thoroughly, then rinse in warm water. This will also give you more control if there are certain spots on the rug that you really want to focus on.
For regular cleaning, you can use your everyday vacuum to keep it free from dust. You can also choose to beat the rug outside of your home just to make sure that it does not accumulate any dirt.