For many Oriental rug owners, their rug is an important part of the aesthetic of their home. It adds color, complements the interior design, and even provides some elegance. It’s likely that you spent a decent amount of money on your rug, so it’s obvious that you want to keep it in top condition for as long as possible. While we know that you wouldn’t purposefully damage your rug in any way, we have seen many people make simple mistakes that end up costing them. 

Here at Fred Remmers Rug Cleaners & Oriental Rug Gallery, we want to help you prevent making these blunders, so in this blog post, we’ll be providing you with some of the most common mistakes that owners make. If you’ve already damaged your rug, don’t panic! We’ve been providing professional rug cleaning services and rug repair in Memphis since 1881, so you can count on us to get your area rug looking its best. If you have any questions or are in need of our services, give us a call today or go ahead and book your appointment now.  

Putting It In Direct Sunlight

It’s likely that your Oriental rug is full of vibrant colors, that’s one of the reasons why it makes such a great addition to your home. It’s completely understandable that you want it lit up to really make the colors pop, but if you don’t want the colors to fade, resist the urge to place your rug in a spot that will get direct sunlight. This is easily the most common mistake that people make. In time, the colors of the rug that you love so much will begin to fade due to the sunlight. If your rug is placed in a spot that receives the sun’s rays, consider closing your curtains or shades during the peak hours of the day.

Not Getting It Deep Cleaned

Your area rug was an investment, and you want to take good care of it. This means vacuuming it at home, but it also entails professional rug cleaning at least once a year. Even if the rug doesn’t look dirty, it’s likely that dirt, debris, and possibly insects are hidden within the fibers which will eventually damage the rug. If your rug is overdue for a cleaning, be sure to contact us today. 

Only Vacuuming the Front

The top of your rug isn’t the only area that you want to keep clean. The bottom needs some TLC as well! When you vacuum your rug, make it a point to flip it over and get the underside as well. This will add longevity to its life and will go a long way in keeping it in great condition. 

Not Rotating It

More than likely, your Oriental rug gets a lot of foot traffic and probably in the same areas, especially if it’s resting in your entryway. This will cause the rug to wear unevenly, having the areas that see the most traffic become indented. This is a simple fix! Just rotate your rug at least once a year to keep it in good shape.  

If your rug has recently been damaged or it’s just that time of year for its deep cleaning, you can trust Fred Remmers Oriental Rug Cleaners & Oriental Rug Gallery to take good care of it. No one has more experience in rug cleaning and repair in Memphis than we do, so you can rest assured that we will make your rug look its best. If you have any questions for us or would like to schedule your appointment, give us a call today.