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When Do Light-Colored Area Rugs Make Sense in Your Home? – Prescott Valley AZ

When Do Light-Colored Area Rugs Make Sense in Your Home? – Prescott Valley AZ

Hi folks!  Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here and something I see ALL THE TIME in magazines and catalogues is beautifully furnished rooms with a gorgeous, light-colored area rug as the center piece.  It seems like a great idea at first because it ties everything together and really gives the whole room a great look.

However, having a light-colored area rug as the centerpiece to your home may not be the best idea, depending on where in your home the rug is located.

Guest bedrooms and other rooms that don’t see a lot of heavy traffic are great places for light-colored area rugs.  Unlike rugs that have busy patterns and deeper colors, lighter area rugs show the soiling more.  It’s not that they attract more soil than their darker-colored counterparts, but the light colors don’t make it easy to hide soil.  This can be a problem when the rug is in your family room and sees a lot of traffic.

Area rugs are filters for our homes and they collect everything from the dry soil on our shoes to dust and other microscopic allergens.  Pet accidents can also happen on area rugs, which can be another problem for light-colored area rugs.  Urine stains can not only be an eyesore, but they can also be permanent.  If your furry friend tends to have accidents in the home, you may want to re-think that light area rug.

Keep in mind that, while they look nice, lighter area rugs require deep cleaning more often to keep them looking bright and fresh.  At Arizona Oriental, we know that it can be difficult to find the perfect area rug that looks great and also complements the rest of the house.  If you do have a light-colored area rug, we’re here to help with your cleaning needs!  We offer a WoolSafe soil protectant as well as at-home spotting kits so you have everything you need to be prepared for an emergency accident.

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 additional information or a FREE estimate on area rug cleaning or repairs 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). (05-05-17)

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