If you have oriental rugs, you should know these tips to protect your investment.
1. Even Wear: Your oriental rug needs to be rotated every 6 months to get even wear.
2. Dust: Your rug needs to be made dirt and dust free every 18 months (in normal traffic), but in commercial places, every 12 months for the natural wool to breathe. Consider this: wool rugs are the biggest filters in your home. Everything in the air in your home (dust, mites, etc) settles downward, and the lanolin in the wool TRAPS everything.
3. Padding: Check the padding underneath your rug. The proper pad will protect your rug in three different ways: a. Prevents your rug from sliding. b. Eliminates friction between the rug and a hard surface as well as preventing dust and moths from living under the rug. c. Keeps humidity from transferring from the floor to your rug.
4. Be careful how you vacuum: Protect the fringes, do not vacuum over them… if you lose the fringe, the vacuum cleaner will continue to eat away at what is next, the pile, which is damage you don’t want…242