How to Clean and Care for your Area Rug

cleaning area rug

Cleaning an area rug is something that should be done with care and consideration.  Afterall, a rug isn’t something you purchase everyday and to help it last longer, you want to take good care of it.  So, where do you start?

The first thing you should keep in mind is what type of rug do you have.  Different materials have different qualities and tolerances. 
Leather, nylon, olefin, synthetic, sisal, and wool are all unique in their own way and should be treated so. Click on the links to read about some of the defining charactertics of each.

For everyday care, basically to pick up dirt and dust, use a vacuum. You’d be surprised how far this will go in preserving the look of your rug. Once a year you need to have your area rug steam cleaned by a professional. For spot cleaning, always blot! Never scrub at your area rug as often times this makes the spot worse. For more helpful tips on cleaning your rug visit


A rug for every season

If you’re like many other Americans, your home decor might vary slightly depending on the season. has a great selection of fun, seasonal rugs.  I know I might be a little late to mention Halloween rugs, but this rug is one of my favorites:

halloween rug
It just so happens you can get this specific rug for 15% off list price too!

Milliken rugs has an awesome selection of unique rugs to fit any season you’re wanting to decorate for.

Welcome to

I just wanted to take a couple minutes to introduce to you to  We’re a new site devoted to helping you find the area rug you need.  We do so by trying to make the site as user-friendly as possible.  If you know what you’re looking for, you can use our search box or sort options.  If you’re just shopping around, you can browse by type, such as contemporary, kids or traditional and other important features, such as color, size and shape.   As with any good website, we want to hear your feedback on what could make the site a better experience for you.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us with suggestions.

The point of this blog is to be to provide you with helpful tips concerning anything dealing with rugs.  From how to decorate to care, you’ll find it here in upcoming posts.