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How to Carefully Vacuum Your Premium Rug

June 14 2021 – Bernie Teklenburg

How to Carefully Vacuum Your Premium Rug
How to Carefully Vacuum Your Premium Rug
[header css_class="--large" style="row" text_size="h2" title="One way to accomplish this is by vacuuming both regularly and properly." text="When neglected, a dirty rug will show signs of untimely wear from dirt on the surface of the rug settling down into the pile and accumulating."] [card start css_class="example" title="To prevent lifting damage and the spreading of dirt, vacuum in the direction of the pile." img="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0553/8663/6447/files/vacuum-cleaner-268179_-Pixabay_-_Image_by_Michal_Jarmoluk.jpg?v=1636773773"] [list css_class="" title="Take special care when vacuuming the edges and particularly the fringe." icon="fa fa-heart" text="In almost all instances, regular vacuuming of an Oriental rug with an electric vacuum cleaner is good for the rug."] [list css_class="" title="" icon="fa fa-heart" text="A dirty rug wears prematurely, and regular vacuuming helps prevent dirt on the surface of the rug from filtering down into the pile where it can accumulate and cause increased wear."][card finish] [card start css_class="--swapped" title="" img="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0553/8663/6447/files/vacuum_cleaner_accessories_beater_bar.jpg?v=1636775023"]

Still, be careful with a cleaner equipped with a power brush or "beater bar"; these powered brushes in the vacuum head help the vacuum do a good job on machine-made carpeting, but they cause a raking effect on the top layer of an Oriental rug's pile if used too strenuously. 

If your vacuum cleaner has a power brush, use it only occasionally and lightly on your Oriental rug. 

[card finish] [card start css_class="" title="For routine cleaning, use just the plain vacuum nozzle." img="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0553/8663/6447/files/erol-ahmed-Kazak_rug_c._1900s.-unsplash.jpg?v=1636778442"] [list css_class="" title="" icon="fa fa-exclamation-circle" text="This is especially important for fringes; try not to run an upright vacuum or a power brush attachment over fringes. The brush shreds the fringes and causes rapid wear. Frequently fringes get caught and chewed up by the rotating mechanism of the brush."] [list css_class="" title="" icon="fa fa-check-circle-o" text="Vacuuming in the direction of the pile will help to prevent additional dirt and dust from settling farther into the pile."] [list css_class="" title="" icon="fa fa-ban" text="Vacuuming against the direction of the pile or sideways will brush and lift the pile."][card finish] [card start title="We recommend..." css_class="--hide-media"] [list css_class="--circled" title="" icon="fa fa-thumbs-up" text="You vacuum in at least two directions, starting with moving in the direction of the pile."] [list css_class="--circled" title="" icon="fa fa-thumbs-up" text="Use suction only. Limit how often you vacuum the fringe, particularly if your vacuum has a brush or beater bar."] [card finish]