When it comes to home decor, trends come and go. Homeowners often switch up things like paint, couch pillows, and other items around their homes every few years or even every season. However, when it comes to larger investment items, like area rugs, you generally aren’t going to want to change them every year. That’s why, today on the blog, your friends at Rug Renovating are discussing our top three tips for ensuring your large area rugs last a lifetime.
1. Choose a High-Quality Material
It’s crucial to pick the right material for your rug if you want it to last, look good in your house, and serve a practical purpose. We recognize that many options are available, making the choice difficult. Wool is a traditionally popular rug material noted for its plush feel and natural resilience. Its durability and softness make it a versatile choice appropriate for various rooms in the house. Of course, there are also a number of other material options, so do your research and pick a rug that will best suit your needs.
2. Use a Rug Pad
Consider a rug pad – essential protection you cannot go without if you want your rug to last. It safeguards your floor, your carpeting, and you. It will guard against major trip hazards and will keep your rug from curling or slipping under you. By reducing bunching up or edges from unfurling, it increases the lifespan of your rug. It will add an additional layer of padding and more comfort under your feet while protecting your floor from unnecessary scratches or indentations caused by heavy furniture. Finally, it reduces noise and insulates the room from a cold subfloor.
3. Get Your Rug Cleaned Regularly
Finally, to truly make your area rugs last, it is crucial that you maintain them with regular, professional cleaning. Professional carpet deep cleaning removes stains from your rug, lifts out accumulated dirt and grime, and keeps its quality for years. Dirt particles harm rug fibers, compromising the rug’s structural integrity over time. If you don’t have it cleaned by a pro, it seems worn out and less cozy and relaxing.
At Rug Renovating, we are ready to serve and care for your area rugs. We proudly serve Essex County, Morris County, Union County, Monmouth County, Ocean County, and all nearby areas. Request a quote or call (973) 675-8313 today.