Fifine Renaud Area Rugs February 06, 2018 17:27:24
Laying and protecting your area rug. All area rugs that are placed on hardwood floors or laminate floors should be laid over top of a good non-slip underlayment which can prevent accidents. Having that extra underlayment under the carpet will also help in the protection of the underside of the area rug from the day to day wear and tare and will help to make it more soft and resilient. If you have a light area rug you can secure it by means of a special mesh backing or with the use of bonding strips. Another benefit of the area rug underlayment pad is it is useful if you are placing the area rug over an existing carpet. This will stop the area rug from creeping and wrinkling and it will also give you protection for the carpet if the area rug is prone not to be colorfast. Cleaning your area rugs should be done especially antique and Oriental with special care by laying an nylon screen over the rug and weighing down the screen so as to protect the rug from the vacuum. If you have high traffic then you should have the rug professionally cleaned. Rotating your area rugs will allow even wear. If there is a direct sunlight exposure then you should consider the proper window treatment that will protect the area rug from the harsh UV rays and the fading that can happen to your rugs.
Rotate Your Rugs. Its a good idea to get into the habit of rotating the rugs in your home from place to place. This serves many purposes. First it spreads the wear and tear a lot more thinly. When one rug is kept in an especially high-traffic area its a lot more likely to wear out fast. By rotating your rugs you can spread out the effects of footsteps so that they all keep looking incredible. Furthermore sunlight can fade the colors of a rug. By rotating your rugs you can reduce the risk of noticeable sun damage. For best results rotate your rugs once every one or two years.
The first thing you need to do is determine which pad if any you need to use. Pads for area rugs comes in many types and have many uses. Some of the available pads are gripping pads that dont let the rug skid felt for extra softness (in some areas felt can make a rug slide or move around unless you have a heavy piece of furniture on it) polyurethane or sponge rubber. Polyurethane and sponge rubber are the least used. Sponge rubber can leave marks on the hardwood floor and polyurethane can decrease the airflow under the floor causing possible damage to the hardwood floor. Each of these pads has a use and reason for this use.
Tips for Using Vacuum Tools - If you choose to use a vacuum tool attachment in lieu of the actual vacuum cleaner itself take care not to use excessive suction. Many vacuum cleaners allow you to control the amount of suction that is used in such situations; set yours so that its not sucking too hard on your area rug.
Man-made fiber rugs are good choices for brilliant colors and great service in high traffic areas areas of sun exposure and areas of heavy use. They are strong and durable and easy to clean. The look of synthetic rugs is not as rich as wool rugs but is substantially more attractive today than they were in the past. There are many ways synthetic rugs are set and woven and many imitate wools overall look and feel. Many rugs combine synthetic fibers with natural fibers so read the descriptions carefully.
Much of the look and feel rests with the construction of the rug. Some of the modes of construction include hand-knotted hand-hooked hand-tufted machine-made and flat-weaved. There are others so you can see that this is not a simple choice. Any rug that has "hand" in its prefix will be high quality and a bit more expensive in most cases. But you get what you pay for as you know.