When you have invested in a rug for your home, you will want to make sure that it lasts as long as possible. Rugs are usually put in areas of high traffic within a home, which means that they can get dirty, worn and look past their best if not cared for correctly. 

The good news is that you can take care of the rug to make sure that it looks its best without too much exertion. We have put together an assortment of tips that can help your rug look fabulous, no matter what life throws at it and best of all, these tips come with minimal effort. 

Vacuum regularly

One of the simplest things you can do to make sure that your rug looks amazing is vacuuming it regularly. Vacuuming removes all the loose dirt that can sit on top of your rug, which stops it from being pushed down even further into it when people walk on it. This will remove the likelihood of developing stains and dust mites. 

Be careful of the cleaning products that you use

Cleaning products can help your rug to look amazing, but they should be used carefully. There are lots of products on the market that are designed to help your rug look amazing; however, you should read up on them before you use them. 

Even better, if you can, do a patch test on the corner of the rug before you use it, as this will ensure that you can check if it ends up damaged by your product. 

A popular cleaning approach to take with a rug is dry cleaning; this will be sprayed or sprinkled onto your rug before being hoovered up. 

Or keep it simple

If you are worried about using cleaning products on your rug, why not keep it as simple as possible? Check out some of the more natural cleaning products that you can use on your rug. Or, seeing as you have it already in the house, warm water and a small amount of dish soap could be all that you need. 

You may even find that your rug can be placed into the washing machine on a low heat, wool wash, but it is always worthwhile checking the instructions to see if this is appropriate. 

Arrange for a professional to clean it

For the very best way to clean your rug, you might need to think about having a professional cleaner tackle the process. They know what it takes to ensure that your rug is properly cleaned and have the right tools, products and techniques that they can use. Because they are so effective in what they do, you won’t have to book them in too often, and they will definitely have a positive impact on your rug’s lifespan. 

No matter how you clean your rug, the main thing to keep in mind is that if you treat your rug right, as it will then stand the test of time—no matter where it is in your home.