Rugs are a great way to protect your carpet in high traffic areas. However, many people forget that the rugs need protection too! It may seem difficult to keep these clean and fresh, but there are some great ways that you can keep your rugs looking great. With the right attention and care, you can maintain the look of your rugs even in the worst areas.

Get the Right Materials

There is much more to rugs than just picking the right color. Make sure to decide on a material that is long-lasting and durable. This is especially important when placing them in high traffic areas! A few materials to consider are nylon and wool.

Make Sure to Plan Ahead

A great way to protect the rugs in your home is to try and reduce the dirt and moisture that finds its way into your home. Don’t forget to play walk-off mats at your doorways. This will help decrease the amount of dirt that gets tracked in from shoes. Consider removing your shoes at the front door!




Vacuum Routinely

Frequently vacuuming your home is a critical part of taking care of your rugs and carpets. This is the best way to remove dirt before it settles deeper into your carpet fibers. The more traffic an area receives, the more it should be treated with a vacuum. Consider vacuuming daily for optimal results.

Act Quickly

It only makes sense that high traffic areas would receive more accidents and spills than others. When these things happen, the most important thing to do is to take action quickly! If the spill is bad, apply a stain or spot remover such as Chem-Dry Stain Extinguisher to the damaged area.  The faster you act, the less likely the spill will seep into your rug and cause a stain. If the stain or spill is beyond repair, give your local Chem-Dry a call!


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