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Things to Keep in Mind Before Buying a Light-Colored Area Rug – Sedona AZ

Things to Keep in Mind Before Buying a Light-Colored Area Rug – Sedona AZ

Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care and a common theme I keep seeing pop up in magazines these days are beautiful furnished rooms with gorgeous area rugs with the center piece.  The rug ties everything together and gives a great look to the entire room.  Nine times out of ten, however, the rug is light or another very light color.  Great idea!  In theory…

Having a light-colored area rug as the centerpiece to a busy
 area of your home may not be the best idea.

On the other hand, if you have an area rug in a room that sees very little traffic (like a guest bedroom for instance), a light-colored rug may work well for you!  It always seems like light-colored rugs attract soil way more than rugs that have busy patterns and deeper colors.  Of course, this isn’t the case, but they do SHOW more soil than other area rugs.  This can be a problem in the areas of your home that see a lot of traffic (like the kitchen, hallway, or even the family room).


Area rugs are great filters for our homes, collecting everything from dry soil to dust and other microscopic allergens.  For some of us, our area rugs are subject to pet accidents as well.  Urine stains can be a real eyesore and sometimes may even be permanent.  Light-colored area rugs may not be the best idea for your home if you have a pet that has the occasional accident on your other area rugs.

Keep in mind that, while light-colored area rugs look nice, they also require deep cleaning more often.  At Arizona Oriental, we know that it can be difficult finding the PERFECT rug for our homes.  After all, it has to look great and compliment the rest of our interior decorating!  We are here to help with any of your cleaning needs for light-colored area rugs.  We also carry great at-home spotting kits so you can be prepared to handle the next emergency accident that life inevitably throws at you!

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 additional information or a FREE estimate on area rug cleaning or repairs at 928-445-1718, visit our website at www.ArizonaOriental.com, 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). (06-06-17)

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