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Custom Shaped Rugs: Durability and Maintenance Tips

Custom shaped rugs are more than just floor coverings; they are statement pieces that enhance the aesthetic appeal of any space. Whether you have a uniquely shaped rug in your living room, bedroom, or office, it's essential to understand how to maintain its durability and preserve its beauty for years to come. Here, we'll share expert tips on how to care for and maintain these distinctive floor coverings. From regular vacuuming to professional cleaning, we'll cover everything you need to know to ensure that your custom shaped rug remains a cherished centerpiece in your home. So, let's dive into the world of custom shaped rugs and discover the secrets to keeping them looking their best for years to come.

  1. Regular Vacuuming

Just like traditional rugs, custom shaped rugs require regular vacuuming to remove dirt, dust, and debris that can accumulate over time. Use a vacuum cleaner with a beater bar or brush attachment to effectively clean both the surface and crevices of the rug. Be gentle when vacuuming around the edges to avoid damaging the shape of the rug.

  1. Spot Cleaning

Promptly address spills and stains to prevent them from setting into the fibers of the rug. Blot the affected area with a clean cloth or paper towel to absorb as much liquid as possible. Avoid rubbing the stain, as this can spread it further. Instead, use a mild detergent mixed with water to gently dab the stain until it lifts. Rinse the area with clean water and blot dry with a towel.

  1. Professional Cleaning

While regular maintenance can help keep your custom shaped rug looking its best, professional cleaning is recommended every 12 to 18 months to deep clean and rejuvenate the fibers. Marshall Flooring offers professional rug cleaning services tailored to the specific needs of custom shaped rugs. Our experts use advanced cleaning techniques and eco-friendly products to ensure optimal results without compromising the integrity of the rug.

  1. Rotate Periodically

To prevent uneven wear and tear, rotate your custom shaped rug periodically. This is especially important in high-traffic areas or areas exposed to direct sunlight, as rotation can help distribute foot traffic and minimize fading. Aim to rotate the rug at least once every six months to ensure even wear on all sides.

  1. Use Rug Pads

Invest in quality rug pads to prolong the life of your custom shaped rug and protect the underlying flooring surface. Rug pads provide additional cushioning, prevent slipping and sliding, and help maintain the shape and integrity of the rug over time. Marshall Flooring offers a wide range of rug pads suitable for custom shaped rugs of all sizes and shapes.

  1. Avoid Direct Sunlight

Exposure to direct sunlight can cause colors to fade and fibers to deteriorate over time. Whenever possible, place your custom shaped rug away from windows or use window treatments to block harmful UV rays. If your rug is in a sunlit area, consider rotating it regularly to minimize sun exposure and prolong its lifespan.

  1. Professional Repairs

In the event of damage or wear and tear, seek professional repairs from experienced rug specialists. Marshall Flooring offers expert rug repair services, including patching, reweaving, and fringe repair, to restore your custom shaped rug to its original condition. Our skilled technicians have the knowledge and expertise to handle repairs with precision and care.

Custom shaped rugs are unique investments that add personality and style to any room. By following these durability and maintenance tips, you can ensure that your custom shaped rug remains a cherished centerpiece in your home for years to come. At Marshall Flooring, located in Mayfield Heights and proudly serving Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Pepper Pike, Chagrin Falls, and beyond, we're committed to helping you get the most out of your custom shaped rugs and preserve the beauty and integrity of them.

Protect the beauty of your custom shaped rugs with professional maintenance services from Marshall Flooring. Contact us today or visit our showroom in Mayfield Heights, OH, to learn more!