Area rugs are a great way to add character to a space. CF Interiors carries a wide variety of different fabrics, shapes, and sizes. Rugs of all styles can hold a long-lasting value if treated properly. We provide some area rug care tips here for your reference.
Pads - always place a pad under any area rug you purchase. Pads keep your rugs from slipping out of place while controlling curling, bunching and wrinkling. Pads will also greatly reduce wear and extend the life of your rug.
Moths – Natural fibers like wool are occasionally susceptible to moths. A rug that is in use is rarely in danger from moths. Frequent rotating and exposure to light and air, will create an undesirable environment for the moth to live. If your wool rug must be stored, then it should be inspected regularly. If moths are found in your rug CF Interiors recommends taking it to a professional cleaner.
Moisture – Dampness in your rug will in time rot the threads and destroy the fabric. It is critical that spots and spills be dried and/or removed as soon as possible.
Damage – Accidents happen, you may be faced with a damage to your area rug such as a cut or burn. This should also be dealt with as soon as possible by a professional.
The most common cleaning requirement to area rugs other than vacuuming is the removal of spots and spills. Acting quickly with the proper procedure, will help avoid permanent spots and stains on your rug. On stains, blot, and then brush. Always brush lightly from the outer edge toward the center of the stain to prevent spreading or causing a “ring” to develop. Repeat this process as often as necessary to remove the stain completely
Steps for Spot Removal:
If a rug is to be stored even if only for a few months, they should initially be cleaned thoroughly prior to storage. Use sheets or cloth to wrap it, do not use an airtight plastic bag as mildew can form. If you choose to use moth balls, never put the moth balls directly onto rugs. Wrap them first in paper towels and then place them in the middle of your rug. Moth balls are affective, but it is important to note that moth balls repel moths, not kill them. There are essential natural oils that can be used to repel moths opposed to using moth balls. Camphor, lavender, mint, thyme, and rosemary are all a natural way to protect wool from moths. These are great natural alternative to moth balls. CF Interiors recommends researching what is best for your type of rug before storage. Ideally large carpets should be rolled around poles, which should rest on blocks. CF Interiors advises to let carpets lie flat on top of one another if stored for an extended time. DO NOT store rugs in a humid, damp, warm or poorly ventilated room.