5 Top Tips to Help Your Rug Last Longer

Rugs not only add warmth and style to your home but also serve as functional pieces that can withstand daily wear and tear. To ensure your investment stands the test of time, it is essential to adopt a proactive approach to rug care. Check out our Rug Care Guide for more information about taking care of your rug! All of our rugs here at Rug Artisan are sprayed with a coat of stain protectant so that the rug is protected against spillage!

Here are five top tips to help your rug last longer and maintain its beauty. 

How To Make Your Rug Last Longer

1. Choosing The Right Rug For The Space

Consider the room you are getting the rug for. Is there a lot of foot traffic in the area and the the type of activities that happen in that room.

2. Rotate Your Rug Regularly

Uneven wear and tear can significantly impact the lifespan of your rug.

To prevent this, make it a habit to rotate your rug regularly.

This ensures that all areas receive a fair share of foot traffic and sunlight exposure, preventing one section from fading or wearing out faster than the rest.

Aim to rotate your rug every six months, or more frequently in high-traffic areas.

3. Implement a No-Shoes Policy

Shoes can carry dirt, debris, and even abrasive particles that can cause premature wear on your rug’s fibers.

Encourage family members and guests to remove their shoes upon entering, or provide a designated area for shoe removal near entryways.

4. Regular Cleaning and maintenance

Regular Cleaning is crucial to preserving the beauty and integrity of your rug.

5. Protect From Sunlight and Moisture

Position your rug away from direct sunlight or use window treatments to filter harmful UV rays.

Additionally, protect your rug from moisture, as damp conditions can lead to mild and mildew growth.

Use a rug pad to provide a barrier between the rug and the floor, preventing moisture from seeping through.