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The Best Shag Area Rug Maintenance Tips – Sedona AZ

The Best Shag Area Rug Maintenance Tips – Sedona AZ

Let me guess – a couple of months ago you bought a super cool designer shag area rug and you’ve come to realize some things, right?   One - maintenance for shag area rugs is a little more complicated than you thought.  Two – shag rugs are the worst kind of hoarders!  The longer the shag is, the more it seems to hide away.  At Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott, we’ve seen everything from bobby pins to LEGOs to coins come out of shag rugs.

So what is a shag rug owner to do about rug maintenance?

First things first – you can’t really “vacuum” a shag rug.  But you CAN dust them with pretty good success.  With all your family members to assist you, take your rug to the back yard.  Flip the rug over and vigorously shake the rug until you are no longer seeing anything falling out of the rug.

By shaking your rug out frequently, you will stay on top of the dry soil.  This, of course, helps preserve your rug’s life in the long run.  Shaking your rug removes the dry soil before it works its way down into the depths of those thick fibers.  Since dry soil is abrasive, it grinds against fibers like sandpaper and makes the rug “ugly out” well before its time.

Next, run the hose of a small shop vacuum over the fibers.  Be careful that the suction isn’t too strong for these fibers – some shag fibers are more prone to coming out of the rug than others.

I hope these maintenance tips were helpful to you but feel free to give us a call if you need more help!  Yes, shag rugs are high-maintenance.  While dusting your rug and shaking the soil out of it is great, keep in mind that there really is no substitute for a cleaning from a professional rug washer like Arizona Oriental.  All shag rugs need to be professionally cleaned more often than other types of area rugs.

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 Sedona, Prescott, Prescott Valley, 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 care for your shag 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). (06-19-17)

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