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What No One Told You about Wearing Shoes on Your Area Rugs – Prescott AZ

What No One Told You about Wearing Shoes on Your Area Rugs – Prescott AZ

It’s me, Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care, again and something that I’ve always wondered about is whether or not it’s better to wear shoes or go barefoot when you’re walking on area rugs.

In my experience, if you like wearing shoes in your home then you should have a pair at the entry door exclusively for indoor use.  Take off the shoes you’ve been running all over town with – the ones that have been walking all over the nasty streets, stores, and parking lots that are all filled with germs and oil from the road and cars.  Keeping up the practice of only wearing your indoor shoes in your home, you’ll keep your floors (and area rugs) cleaner longer!  This means you can go a little longer in between having your area rugs professionally cleaned with Arizona Oriental!

For those that prefer to keep their toes free and unbound, keep in mind that our bodies naturally produce oil.  When it comes to area rugs, natural body oils (without the lotions that we apply) can be a big concern when it comes to staining.  Slipping a pair of socks over your feet is kind to your area rugs.  This also helps to protect your rug’s fibers and extends the time needed between professional cleanings.

So.  Should you wear shoes on your area rugs or go barefoot!  Sounds like 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, Prescott Valley, 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). (07-21-17)

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