Rug Care

Professional Rug Cleaning Available at Rugs Plus
(recommended every 1 to 2 years)

Care and Maintenance

  • Rug pads are recommended for use with all rugs to help extend the rug’s life and protect the surface underneath.
  • Pile shedding is a normal characteristic of quality area rugs, particularly with wool and other natural fibers.


Regular and thorough vacuuming, at least once a week, more often in high traffic areas, will remove soil and dirt particles before they become embedded in the pile of the rug.

Common Spot/Stain Removal Methods

(BLOT-never rub)
Wine: Salt, cold water, mild detergent, cold water

Blood: Mild detergent, white vinegar, ammonia, detergent, cold water

Chocolate: Mild detergent, white vinegar, detergent, cold water

Mild detergent, ammonia, mild Detergent, cold water

Mild detergent, cold water, ammonia, mild detergent, cold water

Pet Messes: Vinegar Solution:
1 cup white vinegar to 2 cups of cold water. Rinse with cold water.

Paint, Oil & Grease:
Nail polish remover. Rinse with cold water.

Mild detergent, white vinegar, mild detergent, cold water

Fruit Juice: Mild detergent, cold water

Vomit: Mild detergent, cold water, ammonia, mild detergent, cold water

Soft Drink: Mild detergent, cold water

Beer: Mild detergent, cold water

Glue: Alcohol

Grass: Mentholated Spirits

Detergent Solution: 1 tsp dishwashing liquid + 1 cup cold water
Ammonia Solution: 1 oz. ammonia + 1 cup cold water
Vinegar Solution: 1 part vinegar + 2 parts cold water

*Professional hand-washing for a wool or synthetic rug is recommended when needed.