Mastering Rug Care with Understorey

Rugs are not just home furnishings; they’re investments that can appreciate in value over time if cared for properly. Whether you have a cherished family heirloom or a contemporary work of art, these maintenance tips will help you preserve the beauty and value of your rugs.

Regular Vacuuming 

Dust and dirt can settle deep within rug fibres, causing premature wear. Vacuum your rugs at least once a week to remove surface dirt and debris. Use a brushless vacuum or set the beater bar to its highest setting to prevent damage.

Rotate Your Rugs 

To ensure even wear, rotate your rugs every six months, especially if they receive heavy foot traffic. This prevents one area from becoming more worn than the rest.

Professional Cleaning 

Periodically, have your rugs professionally cleaned by experts specialising in rug care. Avoid using regular carpet cleaners, as they may contain harsh chemicals for delicate rug fibres.

Protect from Direct Sunlight 

Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause colours to fade. Use curtains or blinds to shield your rugs from harsh UV rays.