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How To Clean And Maintain Rustic Area Rugs

There’s no doubt that using a rustic area rug is a great way to instantly add a little bit of fair and personal style into your cabin décor. Plus, they can also bring a little bit of warmth to cold hardwood or tile floors, especially on those cooler fall nights or cold, early winter mornings. But if you’re going to use area rugs in your lodge décor, it’s important that you take proper care of them so that they won’t fade or fray, and to keep the rest of your home clean too!

Should something wet spill on your lodge area rug, use nothing but a 100% cotton towel to mop it up. When doing so, make sure that you lay the towel over the spill, pressing it down so that it soaks up the spill. Once the towel is completely soaked, move a dry portion of the towel over the spill and press again. Repeat until little to no moisture can be absorbed from the spill. When taking care of spills on rustic area rugs, it’s important that you never blot using a circular motion. This can cause a great amount of damage to occur to the rug.

If the spill is something that will really stain the rug such as red wine, use a solution made of equal parts of Dawn dish soap and hydrogen peroxide. Again, blot using straight lines, not circular motions. Pet stains can be cleaned using a solution of one part vinegar to two parts water, thoroughly mixed. If the stain is really stubborn and you can’t get it out on your own, call in professional carpet cleaners to come in and do the job. And, even if you don’t have any noticeable stains on your lodge area rugs, you should still get them professionally cleaned once a year to keep them fresh and to clean up dirt that you can’t always see.

The most important part of rustic area rug maintenance is vacuuming. Regular vacuuming is crucial for the proper care of lodge area rugs because this prevents the microscopic pieces of dirt that you can’t see from building up. Vacuuming your rustic area rugs also keeps the rest of your home healthy and clean because it prevents dust from the rug flying up and into the air of the home. When vacuuming your area rugs, don’t just sweep the vacuum across it a few times. Instead, pick it up and vacuum the back of the rugs; this will loosen the dirt and dust that has sunk very low in the fibers. When the rug is back on the floor, also don’t run the vacuum straight across it, onto the floor beneath and then pull it back and over again; this can cause the edges to fray very easily. Instead, vacuum right to the edge and then pull it back to vacuum the rest of the rug.

Maintaining your rustic area rug isn’t hard, and it’s extremely important to do. This is the only way to ensure that you’ll have a beautiful floor covering for as long as the rug was meant to last.

What To Consider When Buying Rustic Area Rugs

Cabin floors are very often wood, because this lends to the natural and charming look and feel of lodges and cabins. But that wood can often become cold, and can also be a boring design element. But rustic area rugs take care of that. By throwing a rug down you can instantly change and completely revamp your entire cabin’s décor, and you can bring some of the warmth back to the log cabin. There are many different cabin area rugs out there; but when it comes to buying area rugs, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First, think about what design would look good on a cabin area rug in your lodge. If you have a country cabin, think about rustic area rugs that depict animals, wildlife, cute patterns, or floral prints. If you have a hunting cabin, you might be more interested in area rugs that show deer, moose, or other game that you enjoy chasing. The chances are that you already have many of these design elements set in place so your new cabin area rug will fit right in.

The next thing to think about when buying area rugs is the shape of the rug that you want. Rustic area rugs come in all different shapes but the most common are square, rectangle, circle, and oval. Mostly the one you choose will depend on your personal preference but the shape of a rug can greatly add to the design scheme. Large square rugs can break up a large common area into different sections and can utilize different spaces for different things. Smaller, circle area rugs can be used as accent pieces or to make a particularly high traffic area a little warmer and more comfortable.

One of the things that many people overlook when buying area rugs is the non-slip underlay that should go underneath. Cabin area rugs don’t usually come with their own non-slip backing and on smooth wooden floors, you definitely want to make sure that they don’t slip out from under someone. You can usually find underlays for cabin area rugs in the same place you found the rug itself.

If you’re thinking about buying area rugs for your cabin, we have all the rustic area rugs, and the safety underlays to go with them, that will be the perfect addition to any space in your cabin.