Rug Cleaning Guide

Rug Cleaning


Keep Your Area Rugs Looking Their Best

A good quality area rug can last a life time if you treat it with care.

  • Area rugs should be VACUUMED regularly to remove DIRT and GRIT that can eventually cause damage to the foundation of your rug.
  • For everyday spills, act FAST & BLOT  excess liquid immediately with a dry towel.
  • Use cold water and a MILD detergent solution for dirt and soiling.
  • Take a soft bristle brush to engage the cleaning solution onto the area.
  • RINSE and REMOVE the cleaning solution with a cloth and clean water.
  • Lastly, blot using a DRY paper towel  until the liquid is completely absorbed.
  • Rug MATERIAL should be treated appropriately. See Below.


Wool & Cotton Rugs

  • Vacuum Regularly
  • When spot cleaning use cold water
  • For spills, BLOT immediately
  • Do not RUB
  • Use neutral detergents (dishwashing)
  • Air dry to avoid odors


Synthetic Nylon & Rayon Rugs

  • Vacuum Regularly
  • Use a synthetic fiber carpet cleaner
  • For spills, BLOT immediately
  • Do not RUB
  • Avoid direct sunlight (prevent fading)


Silk Rugs

  • Vacuum Regularly without a beater
  • Never saturate with water
  • For spills BLOT immediately
  • Do not RUB
  • Mild soap & cold water for spot cleaning
  • Professional cleaning is recommended

Natural Fiber Rugs

  • Vacuum regularly
  • For spills, BLOT - Do not RUB
  • Avoid shrinkage- d o not steam or wet  
  • Avoid direct sunlight (prevent fading)
  • Professional cleaning recommended
  • Use neutral detergent for soiling



  1. Blot excess liquids with a dry cloth or paper towel.
  2. Do not scrub the area! Scrubbing can cause the rug fibers to become matted.
  3. If the spot can be identified, take a look at our reccomended natural cleaning mixture below.
  4. Always pre-test any solution to make sure it will not damage the fiber or the dye of the area rug.
  5. Apply a small amount of the selected cleaning solution to a white cloth, allow it to sit for about 10 minutes. Clean from the edges of the spill to the center to prevent the spill from spreading. Use soft circle motions to engage the area lightly.
  6. Do not scrub! Blot, absorbing as much as possible, and repeat if necessary.
  7. After the spill has been completely removed, rinse the affected area thoroughly with cold water, and blot with a dry cloth until all solution has been removed.
  8. Call us at 888-491-6330 for any specific questions regarding the care of your rug.

Detergent Solution

  • 1 tsp clear diswashing liquid + 1 cup of water

Vinergar Solution

  • 1 part vinegar + 2 parts water