Rug Care 101

We all have rugs in our homes and because they can be an investment, it's smart to know how to take care of them and get the most for your money. Believe it or not, it is possible to keep your rug looking as good as it did the day you rolled it out onto your floor! Here are a few tips for keeping your rug looking brand new:

1. Vacuum regularly! Doing this will keep the embedded dirt that can get into your rug out. We recommend taking the vacuum to your rug once a week, especially when they are new. On a regular pile rug, vacuuming once a week on the normal setting should do the trick. For a braided rug, use the highest setting. For a shag rug, shake and then use a handheld vacuum for the rest.

2. Use a rug pad! Not only does this help with unwanted sliding or folding, it prevents the rug from aging prematurely. It also makes vacuuming easier because your rug will stay in place.

3. Machine Wash. Throwing your rug into the wash is actually harmless, as long as your rug is cotton and not a large size. Be sure to use warm water!

Below is a sampling of our favorite Loloi rugs. These rugs are award-winning for a reason- beautiful styles, great quality, and an incredible selection! Click the image of each rug for more info.

ae - 07 antique bronze ct-01 peridot ct-05 ivory onyx fc-05 mist - multi fc-20 mist fc-22 grey - multi jl-06 black mf-06 multi-blue mp-02 multi mp-37 mocha lt gold

What about you? Any tips for rug care that we should know about?

Author: Glenda Milam
Glenda is the lead designer and buyer for Lighting Emporium. she and her husband Ron, opened Lighting Emporium 24 Years ago. During that time her style, taste and selections for Lighting Emporium have been right on target. Traveling extensively has lead to a knowledge of how to mix international products into everyday design. Making close friends in the Lighting and Home Furnishings Industries has been crucial in the decision to take this step to create G.MILAM branding. And so, begins another phase (chapter) of Lighting Emporium. A new website and exclusive product on line and in our store.