Your cabin rugs are an essential part of your cabin decor and unfortunately, they're also susceptible to the most wear and tear, because they're right under people's feet and are often placed in high traffic areas. You certainly don't want to be replacing them all the time, and you don't have to. You just have to know how to care for cabin rugs properly.
- To make sure that your cabin rugs get even wear throughout, and don't start thinning on just one side, rotate them as part of your regular cleaning.
- Don't place your cabin rugs directly in sunlight as this will only fade them much faster. If you have to put your rug directly under a window or door, cover it with curtains or draperies to help protect the rug.
- Vacuuming rugs regularly is one of the most obvious ways to care for your rugs. Don't wait until you notice they're dirty though, as by that point the soil will have already damaged the fibers. And if you have western rugs or other rugs that have fringes on the sides, make sure you never let these get close to the vacuum as the suction may tear the main part of the rug.
- If something is spilled on your rug, scoop as much of it off as possible and then blot the area with a dry cloth. Apply warm water to the stain and continue to blot as much as possible. If that still does not get the stain out, mixing a little bit of laundry detergent with water and continuing to blot may work. To dry the rug, use a hair dryer but be sure not to overuse it as the extreme heat will damage the rug.