Roux Maillet Area Rugs February 10, 2018 19:02:15
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.
Gripping pads are popular for many reasons. They are very thin and give no additional cushioning to the area rug. The rug should be very dense to make up for this type of pad. The pad has a waffle pattern with lots of holes. The surface of this pad has a lot of grip and will keep area rugs in place. In low traffic areas this pad is very useful for a thin silk or similar area rug since a thicker pad would cause the rug to move around and present a tripping hazard as well as not allow the thin rug to lie properly on the hardwood floor.
Beater Brush Height Adjustment - Most modern vacuums include a feature that lets you adjust the height of the beater brush which is the brush that spins around on the bottom of the vacuum. An area rug tends to be a lot more fragile than everyday carpeting; therefore its essential to adjust the height of your vacuum cleaners beater brush so that it doesnt give your rug a literal beating! The best rule of thumb is to adjust the brush so that it just skims over the surface of the rug. While vacuuming you should be able to move the vacuum cleaner with ease; if you cant the beater brush is probably set too low.
Ideas for Your Kids Room. When it comes to your kids room the best rug is one that has pastel or bright colors. You should also opt for simple designs and materials that are easy to care for. The best example of this type of fabric or material is polypropylene which is relatively easy to wash and clean. The area rug should also be resistant to stains. Or else you can treat it with stain resistant products. Your child will not remain a kid forever so refrain from buying rugs that have cartoon character designs. Instead go for lively patterns with bright colors.
About size a great way to determine what size rug is best for your room spread a bed sheet or butcher paper in the area and try different sizes. In dining areas youll want a rug at least 4 feet longer and wider than your table which would allow diners to push their chairs away from the table without slipping off the rug. In areas where the rugs will serve as a place for feet to rest while sitting in conversation areas choose rugs that are at least as large as the open area in front of sofas and chairs. You can leave up to a foot right in front of the furniture because most people dont place their feet right up against the front of the couch or chair. You can let the size of the rug determine the size and intimacy of that area or you can place your conversation area/s as you wish and then order a rug to fit that space. A large room can have a cozy feeling by dividing it visually into sections you choose with an area rug or two. Keep these rugs from extending into high traffic areas to avoid tripping.
Most area rugs can be steam cleaned for maximum results. Just be sure that your cleaner uses a low moisture quick dry method so the backing doesnt get wet. Properly cleaned this should never happen and is a very safe and effective method to have the area rug cleaned on top of your hardwood floors. After the rug is cleaned turn a corner over and be sure it is dry. It always should be.