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​​​​​​​The Rug Experts Spill: How to Extend the Life of Your Area Rugs!


I’m sure all of us have seen an antique vehicle that has been kept in prime condition.  While I don’t know much about cars, I can guess that keeping antique vehicles in such good condition requires a lot of T.L.C. and regular tune-ups.  

Now think about the fine area rugs in your home - when was the last time you really thought about what your rug goes through on a daily basis?  Your rug catches all of the dirt and soil that gets tracked into your home from humans and animals alike.  That dry soil is tough on rug fibers - grinding away like gritty sandpaper. Your rug’s colors get masked and dulled by that layer of soil and it’s not something that you notice right away.

Don’t let an automobile get all the T.L.C. in your home!
Your area rug needs some of that, too!

Ruthie here with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott, AZ!  We specialize in giving rugs the exact care that they need and deserve! After all, area rugs need more care than what the average owner is giving them.

Most people would NEVER let their vehicles go years without maintenance because it just causes small problems to become even bigger.  The same can be said for area rugs!

The secret to extend the life of area rugs is GOOD MAINTENANCE!


  1. Regular vacuuming - removing dry soil is critical, but make sure you use a canister vacuum rather than a beater bar vacuum.

  2. Shaking out your rug or giving it a good beating like in the old days also helps to dislodge dry soil from your area rug.

  3. Get your rugs cleaned every 2 years to remove what dry soil you can’t.

  4. For area rugs that are in areas like the entryway, family room, and bathrooms, or area rugs that have been the victim of puppy accidents need to be cleaned more often.

  5. Repairs need to be addressed as soon as possible to prevent the damage from getting worse over time.

We here at Arizona Oriental are here to help our clients turn over a new leaf in area rug maintenance!  Please feel free to give us a call with any questions you may have about your 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 Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, Flagstaff, 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 our client’s area rugs receive the highest quality care.

Give us a call for more information about area rug cleaning at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pick-up and delivery also available). 12-27-2019

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