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FAQ'S About Rugs

Why do Rugs Shed and What Can I Do About It?

 

The shedding of the rug is natural and will make it more attractive over time. It is generally caused by fibres in the yarn. A rug will shed a lot in the first six months to a year of living on it. This is usually due to the new wool fibers being cut off. The good news is that this shedding will reduce over time, and eventually stop after your rug has been used for a number of years.

A lot of people worry about shedding because they think that this means that there is a defect in the rug. The best way to minimize shedding is to vacuum your rug regularly with a soft brush attachment. If you find that your vacuum leaves behind dirt and debris, use a hand-held vacuum for spot cleaning instead of applying too much pressure on the rug’s surface.

My rug smells, is that normal?

 

It is normal for a rug to have some degree of smell. A distinctive musty or chemically smell is normal for your area rug and not be harmful for your body. Just give it some light for a day or two so that the odor can dissipate. A rug can smell bad for a number of reasons. It may have been wrapped up for a while, or it could have been stored in a closed space that has really damp air.

Should I rotate my rug?

 

Many people wonder if they should rotate their rug. The answer to the question comes down to how often the rug gets used and where it is located.

Answer : Yes, you should rotate your rug because it will help improve its quality and prolong the life of the rug by making it last longer.

If you don’t use the rug very often, then it is best to leave it in one place. However, if you use the rug regularly or if you are using an area rug in a high-traffic area of your home, then rotating it every few months will help ensure that it wears evenly.

Do I really need a rug pad?

 

A rug pad is a necessity for those who want to protect their flooring from wear and tear that is caused by the rug's border. The rug pad also ensures that the rug doesn't slip on hardwood or tile floors. A rug pad will help you keep your area rugs in better condition for much longer periods of time, because it will provide more cushioning between feet and the ground. This reduces damage to the rug as well as carpet under it that often occurs over time. A rug pad also helps prevent slippage which can be dangerous if someone falls on the rug or steps off onto a slippery floor below.

Common types of these pads are made from synthetic materials, such as polyester, felt or rubber-backed carpet padding. While natural alternatives include wool or jute felt pads.

In conclusion, a rug pad works to protect both your flooring and your investment in the gorgeous area-rug you purchased!

Which fibre is best for an area rug: natural or synthetic?

 

Different rugs require different kinds of fibre, some are better for natural fibres and others for synthetic. A few factors that need to be considered when choosing the type of fibre is the feel of the rug, durability and water resistance. To find out which fibre is better, one has to consider the following points:

- Material- synthetic fibres are made of plastic while natural fibres are usually wool or cotton.

- Design- natural fibre carpets shed less than synthetic ones and they are more hardy.

- Cost- both types of carpets can cost the same amount but natural fibres tend to be more expensive.

- Cleaning- synthetic carpets require more maintenance because they attract dirt and pet hair easily, while natural carpets need less maintenance since they don't attract dirt as much as synthetics do.

To conclude, while both types have their advantages

Should I have my area rug professionally cleaned?

 

Rugs are often one of the most neglected parts of your home. They become infested with dust, dirt, and all sorts of nasty things that are not good for your health. Rugs have a way of hiding their dirt and it's important that you get them professionally cleaned on occasion.

Some people think that cleaning rugs at home is enough to keep them looking nice. While others say professional rug cleaners would be worth the cost to have it done right. There is no correct answer to this question when deciding if you should take it in yourself or not. However, we think doing so at home can be too difficult for some people who are a little more frail or elderly, so hiring a professional might be the best solution in those cases.

 

Why is my area rug fading?

 

The most common reason for rug fading is the sun. Bright light from the sun can cause the fibers in a rug to fade, which means that they will lose their color and get lighter over time.

However, even if your rug is not exposed to direct sunlight, it can still fade due to other factors.

There are many other factors that contribute to how fast a rug will fade. These include the type of dirt and debris on the floor, how often you vacuum, and how much humidity is in the air. It also depends on what kind of material your carpet is made out of.

Some factors that can speed up the fading process include sunlight and harsh chemicals like chlorine, bleach, or hair spray. Detergents and cleaners can also cause color loss on area rugs.

What you can do: To prolong the life of your rug and keep its color vibrant for as long as possible: when you know you will need your rug outside on a warm day, try covering it with an old sheet or tarp while still outdoors.