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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.  

Should I Wear Shoes or Go Barefoot on My Area Rugs? – Prescott Valley AZ

Should I Wear Shoes or Go Barefoot on My Area Rugs? – Prescott Valley AZ

Ruthie here with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ. We’ve cleaned tons of area rugs here at our facility, including wool, silk, cellulosic fibers, and synthetics – we’ve pretty much seen and cleaned it all!  All rugs need some basic care, from fine Persian and Oriental rugs to Navajo hand woven treasures to the basic machine made Home Depot variety.

When it comes to shoes, Arizona Oriental recommends that if you like to wear shoes in your home, it would be best to have a pair at the entry door exclusively for indoor use.  Kick off the shoes that have been traipsing all over nasty streets, stores, and parking lots filled with germs, parking lot tar, and even road and automobile oil.  By keeping up with this practice, it will likely keep everything that is on the floors of your home (especially your area rugs) cleaner for an extended period of time.  This of course translates to the need to have them professionally cleaned by us at Arizona Oriental less often.  By doing this, you’ll save your floors, your area rugs, and save money while you’re at it.

For my readers that prefer to go all “natural” and like to keep their toes free and unbound, keep in mind that our bodies naturally produce oil.  Natural body oils are a big concern for area rugs, and that’s without all the lotions that we apply to our skin.  We at Arizona Oriental see quite a bit of staining of this sort on area rugs that were in bedrooms and bathrooms.  Slipping a pair of socks on your feet is kind to your area rugs.  Again, this protects your rug fibers and extend the time between professional rug cleanings.

So as for an answer to barefoot or shoes?  I guess it’s neither!  Or maybe it’s 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 Valley, Prescott, 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 about caring for your rugs between cleanings 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). (02-28-17)

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