When you’re picking out an area rug you don’t want to try to match all of your colors to be exact. Just try to find a similar hue, it will work perfectly and will cause you much less stress than trying to color match everything. Different colors offer different results. Lighter shades can make a room appear larger whereas darker shades can make it look smaller. And when you mix rugs by having more than one in the same room it is ok for them to be different but you don’t want them to be drastically different and not match the other rug or the rest of the interior design. This will cause you to have a single rug that sticks out like a sore thumb instead of blending smoothly with the rest of the decor.
Area rugs serve many purposes besides aesthetic appeal. The add a protective barrier between your feet and the cold floor and also protect your floor from any scuffing from heavy furniture. They are great for dividing up large rooms into to smaller conversations areas. When you purchase an area rug you want to think carefully about your room layout and where all the furniture goes. Because if you are placing one large area rug in a large room you want to make sure all the major furniture pieces can fit on the rug, or at the very least the front legs of the furniture.
Different Types of Area Rugs
When you’re talking about area rugs it isn’t just one kind fits all. There are different styles and sizes, different materials and color patterns. Identifying the material the rug is made from is very helpful for the cleaning process because different material require different cleaning methods. But the professionals at Neato Carpet Care are well educated and experienced cleaning and handling all different types of rugs and carpets. So no matter what style of rug you have or what kind of material it is made form, our team will get it cleaned for you. There are braided rugs, antique/oriental, fur, silk, nylon, polyester and so many more. There are also different pile heights for rugs.
Low height rugs are less than a 1/4 inch thick.
Medium height rugs are 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
High height rugs are 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick.
The different pile heights of rugs require different cleaning. For high pile rugs you want to have them professionally cleaned by Neato Carpet Care at least once a year because normal vacuuming alone won’t clean them all the way. Their thick, long fibers hold onto dirt and debris that a household vacuum can’t reach. Low and medium pile rugs should be taken outside and shaken off often. Periodical professional cleanings for all rugs and carpets is a good idea to maintain their quality. Keeping the the tags that have the cleaning instructions on them is a great way to remember which rugs require different cleaning methods. And when our teams come to clean your rugs we will always run an area rug dye test before anything.
Area Rug Stain Removal
There are a ton of DIY stain removing tips on the internet to help you remove coffee, paint, tomato sauce, pet stains, soda, wax, and so many other common stains. They have you mix detergent with vinegar or rubbing alcohol and always remember to blot, don’t rub! And while these tips can help for quick fixes they aren’t effective for deep, set in stains. Even though you vacuum your rugs regularly and keep your house clean your rugs will eventually become dirty. Dust settles into the fibers and stays there for a long time. Having a professional come in yearly and deeply clean your rugs and carpets is the best way to have your home always looking great. At Neato Carpet Care we have a team of experts that remove stains and restore your carpet to its former radiance.