Persian rugs are beautiful and fantastic and are loved by many Australian homes. However, they are a bit expensive hence they require a lot of maintenance to keep them in their best condition. These rugs are made from a very sensitive material. So no matter how careful we are, eventually they will acquire some damages. Here are some tips to ensure that your Persian rugs withstand wear and tear for a long time.
- Rotate Regularly
Rotating your Persian rugs frequently, allows even distribution of wear. And in turn, your rugs will have a more uniform look that will help maintain both the appearance and the value. Experts advise that you rotate your rugs every one to two years. However, you can rotate after one or two months.
- Block Sunlight
Sunlight can cause the dye on your Persian rugs to fade dramatically. To prevent your rugs from fading prematurely, you should prevent sunlight from hitting them as much as possible. However, if you are not able to block the sunlight, you should rotate your rugs frequently to ensure uniform fading.
- Frequently Move the Furniture on the Rug
When furniture sits on top of these rugs for a long time, it will create “imprints” on the rugs, which can result in long-term damage on one area of your rug. To avoid this, it is essential that you regularly move the furniture placement on the rug.
- Flip Your Rugs
Persian rugs have fringes on the end that can get twisted and tangled easily. To straighten the fringes, you should flip the rug end over. Flip it such that it is upside down then shake the rug gently to ensure that fringes are straightened. Also avoid combing the fringes because you might damage the natural fibers.
Vacuum will help get rid of dust on the rug and ensure that natural fibers aren’t packed down. Avoid using the beater bar when vacuuming as it can cause damage over time. But if you have no choice but to use beater bar, set it at very high level to prevent it from digging into the pile.
- Spot Clean
Long lasting stains can be a nuisance. They develop if you don’t clean the spills immediately they occur. Avoid using bleach or other everyday cleansing substances on your Persian rugs, as they can damage the fibers.
Persian rugs are quite costly. Use the tips above to maintain them and keep them looking at their best. Also, remember to air them out and keep them away from any moisture.