Shag area rugs were once used in the ‘70s, but they are once again making a comeback. As opposed to the olden-style shag rugs that were in dull avocado green, orange and rust colors, today, they come in beautiful colors such as red, blue and snow white. A beautiful cream color shag area rug will add a bit of color to a room making it warm, cozy and inviting.
The shag area rugs are beautiful, but their plush fibers can be a little tricky to clean compared to other types of rugs. However, there is no need to worry about their maintenance as the following tips will guide you on how to take care of them.
Shake The Rug Frequently
It is helpful if you take out your rug and shake off the dust often. You can even use a broom or a soft stick to beat it up. It helps get the dust off it and also reduce the risk of matting.
Do Frequent Cleaning/Vacuuming
Just like any other rug or carpet, your shag rug also needs regular vacuuming to get rid of grit and dust particles. If you let dirt build up in it, it ends up cutting the fibers used to make it, thus, shortening the lifespan of your rug. You can vacuum it at least once a week, but you can do it more times depending on the traffic in the area where it is placed.
Use A Detergent When Deep Washing
You cannot only wash your rug in plain water and expect it to be sparkling clean. Just as you do to other types of rugs and carpets, you must use appropriate detergents to clean your carpet. Before putting the whole shag rug into the water, check for the presence of stains. If any, use a drop of bleach-free detergent to wash them off.
Once you are sure that the stain has come out, you can then proceed to wash the whole rug. Use a soft brush to scrub it, and rinse it thoroughly. Squeeze the water off, and hang it to dry. Do not place it back before it is completely dry.
Use Baking Soda To Keep Your Shag Rug Smelling Fresh
If you want your shag rug to remain always fresh, occasionally spread baking soda on it. Let it absorb for around 30 minutes; then, use a vacuum cleaner to absorb the residue of the rug. This simple exercise will ensure that your rug always remains fresh. You will not have to use any sophisticated chemicals to achieve this effect.
Occasionally Use Professional Cleaners
The above steps are simple maintenance tips, but you need occasional professional cleaning. The professionals have the necessary tools and detergents to remove any stubborn stains that you were unable to remove. They are also able to clean the rug thoroughly by removing any dirt that is deep in the rug.
Shag rugs are easy to maintain just like the other types of rugs especially if you follow the tips above. Try them today, and you will enjoy owning your shag rug.