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We are happy to help our walk-in clients also, however, we are often out on area rug deliveries and may not be available if no appointment was made.  

Is It Best To Wear Shoes or Go Barefoot on My Area Rugs? Prescott AZ

Is It Best To Wear Shoes or Go Barefoot on My Area Rugs? 

I’m Ruthie and having cleaned tons of area rugs here at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ including wool, silk, cellulosic fibers and synthetics. From fine Persian and Oriental to Navajo hand woven treasures to the basic machine made Home Depot variety -  as a general rule all rugs need some basic care. When it comes to shoes, Arizona Oriental recommends that if you like wearing shoes in your home it would be best to have a pair at the entry door that is kept exclusively for indoor use. Kick off the shoes that have been stomping through the nasty streets, stores and parking lots filled with germs, parking lot tar as well as road and automobile oil and switch to your “inside your home” shoes. This one practice alone will likely keep everything your floors (especially your area rugs) cleaner for an extended period of time, which translates into the need to professionally clean them less often. Save your floors, your area rugs and save money as well.

As for the reader that likes to go all “natural” and allow their toes to be free and unbound, I remind you that our bodies produce oil. Natural body oils are a big concern for your area rugs, not to mention the lotions that we apply all over our bodies. Here at Arizona Oriental, we see a lot of staining of this sort from area rugs that come from bedrooms and bathrooms. Why put your rug fibers through that? Be kind to your area rugs and slip a pair of socks on. This will protect your rug fibers and once again will extend the time before professional cleaning is required and hopefully your toes will still feel free.

So I guess the answer to barefoot or shoes is neither! Or is it both?

Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floor and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime!

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley and Sedona, and much of the Northern Arizona areas. We meet the highest standards in professional cleaning of area rugs with rug wash specialists having earned the highest training, including certification as WOOLSAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOLSAFE ORGANISATION. Such extraordinary certification ensures the area rugs of our client’s receive the utmost in care.

Call us for more information on how to know when is it time to clean your area rug at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pick-up and delivery also available).


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