Area rug care


Area rug care

Regular care and maintenance are the best ways to ensure that your area rug retains its beauty over the long term.

Area rug care & maintenance

Even if you don't have a lot of spare time, there are some quick & easy tasks you can perform to protect the look and longevity of your area rug. For instance, preventative maintenance will go a long way to keep your rug looking as good as new for years to come.



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The first step is to establish a preventative maintenance routine that’s easy for the entire family to follow.

Remove outdoor shoes
Remove outdoor shoes before walking across your rugs so you don't track dirt inside the house.

Area rug pads
Use a good quality rug pad for additional support.

Weekly vacuuming
Daily to weekly vacuuming with a manufacturer’s approved appliance is sometimes all you need to keep your area rug looking and feeling great!

Area rug stain removal

No matter how careful you are, and how much you stick to your care and maintenance routine, your area rug will still most likely fall victim to the occasional spill, dirt or mess over time, especially if you have kids or pets. Many of our area rugs are sold with stain-resistant technology built into the fibers, just like with Shaw Floors carpet with R2X Stain and Soil Protection. This makes cleaning common household stains a cinch!

Your first instinct when it comes to common household spills, stains or soils on your area rug, like spilled juice, soda or wine and bloodstains or pet accidents, is to immediately start cleaning up the mess. However, we recommend that before you first and foremost you establish whether it’s an oil-based stain or a water-based stain, and then consult our common stain removal guides. Since some messes will just wipe away with a cleaning cloth and others will require comprehensive stain removal directions, it’s best to consult our common stain removal guide to see how best to tackle each particular mess.
Area rug care in Naperville, IL from Great Western Flooring

Stop before you shop

Before making your new area rug purchase, speak with one of Great Western Flooring Co.’s flooring representatives about Shaw R2X Stain and Soil Carpet Remover, which boasts the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval among other certificates and seals of approval. We sell this product at our store locations.