How to Clean a Rug to Make it Look Like New Again - Dress Your Space


How to Clean a Rug to Make it Look Like New Again

by Christine Bernardo April 15, 2022

Close-up Of A Janitor Cleaning Carpet With Vacuum Cleaner At Home

Rugs looking a little bit worse for wear? Is the trusty vacuum just not quite doing the trick this time? Whether you’re spring cleaning your rugs or you’re just wondering how to get that new rug feeling back again, the leading rugs store in Geelong is here to help! Shop rugs Geelong with Dress Your Space and then follow this step-by-step guide to keep your rugs looking lush.

Vacuum Your Rugs Geelong!

Whilst you may vacuum your rugs roughly once a fortnight, you only need to deep clean them when they are visibly dirty. If it’s about that time, start by giving the regular once-over with the vacuum, to remove any loose dirt and dust.

Test Your Cleaner

Whether you’re using a store bought rug cleaner or a DIY concoction (add a couple of capfuls of liquid dish soap to a bucket of warm water. Do not use hot water, as it may shrink the fibres or fade the colour), you should test the cleaner first. Use on a small spot of the carpet (the part that sits under any furniture if possible) and see if it compromises the colour. 

Scrub the Cleaner into the Rugs

After ten minutes of no reaction, you can go ahead and scrub the cleaner into the rug, until you see suds. Work the solution in for several minutes, or until you start to see results.

Rinse with a Hose

Hang up on your washing line and rinse off with your garden hose. 

Remove Excess Water

Allow to dry for as long as you think necessary, depending on the thickness and the size of the rug. Remove any excess water with a window cleaner or a squeegee. These are surprisingly effective!

Vacuum Again

Once the process is done and your rug is dry and back on your floor, you should go over it again with the vacuum.

Rugs for Sale Online in Geelong

Looking for sale rugs online to dress your indoor or outdoor space? Look no further than Dress Your Space! Feel free to call the leading rugs store on 03 5244 1720 or contact us online and we will help you find your perfect accent rugs.

Christine Bernardo
Christine Bernardo


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