Ninon Doucet Area Rugs February 14, 2018 19:32:13
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.
Watch Out for the Fringe - The fringed border of an area rug should be avoided when vacuuming. Fringe can fray or even get wrapped up around the beater brush of a vacuum cleaner. Nothing detracts from the appearance of a gorgeous rug quite like stray pieces of fringe so always use caution.
Vacuuming the Back of the Rug - Many times people forget to vacuum the backs of the rugs in their homes. While you dont need to vacuum the back of each area rug every time you should try to do so on occasion. After all grit dirt dust and debris can slide beneath an area rug; over time those things can damage the structural integrity of a rug from below.
Some Bedrooms also have hardwood floors. If you want to use area rugs in bedrooms here are a few suggestions. In an average size bedroom a smaller area rug can be placed on either side of the bed and possibly at the foot of the bed depending on the layout of your other furniture. If you have a large heirloom area rug that Grandma gave you it can be equally spaced under the bed and extend out on all three exposed sides of the bed again depending on the size of the room and placement of your other furniture. The type of pad you use for Grandmas rug depends on the rugs thickness and its condition.
Match your Modern Area Rug with Your Home Interior Design. Whatever modern area rug you want to buy for your home you have to make sure that it matches the interior design of your home. Your choice of rugs depends on your tastes and preferences. Aside from the typical bold patterns and colors modern rugs are made out from materials that do not require too much care tips. These include wool cotton polypropylene and olefin. Since your selection of area rugs is broad there are several factors to consider. The first thing that you have to remember is rooms size. You also have to think about the main purpose of the rug. Lastly you have to choose an area rug according to the effect that you would like to set.
Consumers using silk rugs have a tendency to place them areas of high traffic and soil buildup. Unlike most area rugs silk rugs cannot be steam cleaned because of the delicate silk. The texture can become distorted and the fiber water damaged from the cleaning. They can only be cleaned with a special dry cleaning solvent by hand. This process will not remove the heavy soils and stains that occur in a high traffic or soil area. After a relatively short period of time you will have a very expensive area rug that will not look very good. If you still want to place a silk rug in these areas it is recommended that it be solvent cleaned every 3 months and to turn it to change the traffic pattern. This will expand the pretty part of its life. NEVER place it by your front door. The rain or snow moisture will permanently damage the silk. Wherever you place it a thin gripping pad under it will keep it from sliding and help slow down the wearing of the silk.