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Establish a care and maintenance routine to keep your area rugs looking and feeling their best!


Vacuum at least weekly (if not more often) to pull up dirt and debris. Dirt that rubs into your rug's fibers over time can lead to dulled colors and a shorter overall lifespan, especially in high-traffic areas.

When cleaning shag rugs, keep in mind that they have longer, cable-like yarns that tend to wrap around vacuum beater bars. Disconnect or remove the beater bar of your vacuum cleaner (instructions should be available in your vacuum's manual) to avoid this type of damage. Set your vacuum to the lowest height setting for the best results.

Surya rugs | Warnike Carpet & Tile
Mud stain on rug by dog | Warnike Carpet & Tile


No matter how careful you are, your area rug will still most likely fall victim to the occasional spill, especially if you have kids or pets. Fortunately, acting quickly can keep spills from turning into stubborn stains.

Your first instinct when a spill occurs is to immediately start cleaning up the mess. However, we recommend first determining whether it's an oil- or water-based stain. Most water-based stains will lift away when blotted with a damp cloth. You might also consider using a manufacturer-approved carpet or rug cleaner. 

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