How To Clean & Maintain Your New Area Rug

It is important to vacuum your rug regularly to remove any lingering dust, crumbs, and dirt. To maintain the color and equalize wear it is important to keep your rug out of direct and continuous sunlight, store it in a dry, well-ventilated area, and turn it regularly. If a spill occurs remove the liquid immediately by firmly blotting the area around the spill with a clean, undyed cloth to absorb as much liquid as possible. For harder to remove stains professional cleaning is recommended. It is also recommended to match this rug with a rug pad to increase underfoot comfort and stop the rug from slipping and sliding.


How To Remove Folds & Curls on Your New Area Rug

Your new area rug has finally arrived and it is time to roll it out to display your fresh focal point to the world. After unfurling your rug you notice the corners are slightly curved due to its tightly rolled packing, but not to worry, there are many ways to remove these troublesome bends. One option is to simply lay the rug out upside down for a couple of days to allow its fibers to relax and flatten naturally. If you can't wait to display your new floor art, place a heavy object, like a book or a piece of furniture, on each corner for a couple of days to smooth out the curves. Be careful not to trip over these objects and after a few days your rug should be flush to the ground and ready to catch the eye of any visitor.


How To Choose A Rug For Your Living Room

There are many rules of thumb to follow when deciding what size area rug to purchase for your living room. It is recommended that you leave approximately 18 inches of exposed floor space around the perimeter of your rug. When it comes to area rugs, bigger can indeed be better. Larger rugs allow your room to maintain a coordinated aesthetic while an undersized rug can make the furnishings around it seem uncoordinated. If you have purchased a 5x8 area rug it is recommended that you position all legs of the furniture off of the rug, for an 8x10 you should place the front legs of your furniture around the outer edges of the rug, and for a 9x12 all furniture should be placed directly on the rug to establish the aspect of your living room.


How To Choose A Rug For Your Dining Room

When choosing the shape and size of an area rug for your dining room the main detail to focus on is your dining table and its seating capacity. All four legs of each chair should be comfortably situated on the rug even when they are pulled out. A general rule of thumb for dining rooms is that your rug should extend at least 24 inches around the table. Also, there should be 18 inches of floor space between your rug and the wall. A size 5x8 area rug is recommended for smaller dining areas seating 2-4 people while an 8x10 or 9x12 is recommended for larger dining spaces seating 6-8 people. If you have a square dining table with a seating capacity of 4-6 people, placing 7 or 9 foot round rug beneath could attractively tie your room together.


How To Choose A Rug For Your Bedroom

When choosing a rug for your bedroom the most important aspect to focus on is the size of your bed. For a full size bed it is recommended that you use a 5x8 area rug placing the rug perpendicular to the bed, exposing it in the front and on both sides of your bed. The same rule applies to queen sized beds, but it is recommended that an 8x10 or 9x12 rug is purchased. When choosing a rug for beneath a king size bigger is better. A rug that is too small will detract from the grand look of your bedroom and create an uncoordinated aesthetic. If you are choosing a rug for a room with a twin size bed the rug should be large enough to have approximately 18-24 inches exposed on the front and sides of the bed.