Holiday Rug Survival Guide – Essential Care Tips

It’s holiday time! You may not have as many celebrations as usual, but your rugs will still be subject to wear and tear. Last week, we shared a variety of holiday rugs to ensure they look beautiful all year long. This week, let’s share some tips for maintaining the look and feel of your rugs well into the New Year!

Why do I require rugs during the holiday season?

Rugs are a great piece of décor at any time, but during the holidays, they become even more important. You can expect your floors to be more worn and more noisy with so many people in the house.

Holiday rugs can help you avoid all this by providing a sound-absorbing layer that sits between your feet and the floor. You’ll save your floors from the potential damage caused by extra foot traffic. Also, you can reduce the loud noises that come with large crowds.

Select a patterned rug.

Preventive care is the best way to take care of your holiday rug. Consider buying a rug with intricate patterns if you are planning to buy a new holiday rug. In addition to looking good, patterned rugs can help hide dirt that is visible on a plain-colored rug.

Dark-colored rugs will always be preferred over light-colored ones if you are setting up an area for entertaining. It may be best to keep the winter wonderland outdoors, even though snowy whites look so chic this time of year.

Browse our holiday rug shopping guide to see some of our favorites for this season.

Rug cleaner is always handy.

Even if you try, spills will happen. Take precautions to protect your rug and stay ahead of the spills.

These three items should be readily available before you entertain.

  1. Paper Towels
  2. Sponge
  3. Uni-Clean Rug Cleaner

In the event of an accident, you should act immediately and take these steps.

  1. Apply Uni-Clean after removing any loose soil or stains.
  2. Wait between 1 and 5 minutes to allow the product to penetrate fibers and loosen soil.
  3. Use a sponge or a cloth to remove excess product.
  4. Allow 15-30 minutes for the area to air dry.
  5. Repeat the process of cleaning if the stain is stubborn, or brush the area gently during application.

Uni-Clean can be used on all types of materials. However, you should always test it in a hidden area to ensure that it is safe. Remember to always blot spills from the outside in. Rubbing could cause damage to the rug’s fibers or drive the stain deeper into the carpet.

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