Keep your carpet clean
Dirt is the worst enemy of fine rugs. Since it is abrasive, it can cut off the fibers from the pile.
- Vacuum your rug at least weekly - your vacuum should have an agitator or beater bar that LIGHTLY beats the surface of the rug. (Excessive beater pressure can cause extra wear.)
- Have your fine rug professionally cleaned every few years to remove all collected dirt, restore colors, and rehydrate the fibers in dry climates.
- Professional cleaning should be done at an outside facility that specializes in cleaning fine rugs. Classic World Rugs can recommend the best cleaning establishment in your area.
- Never steam clean your rug - it can cause colors to bleed and may strip vital oils from the rug fibers.