Choosing to place a rug in high traffic area is a good idea if you’re looking to extend the life of your carpet. However, you will see that foot traffic wear on the rug. With the proper care and attention, you can maintain the look of your rugs even in those high traffic areas. Use these tips to find the right rug for your home.

Choose the Right Materials

Color and pattern aren’t the only things to consider when choosing a rug. You will want a material that is durable enough to stand the tests of time. Especially in high traffic areas, the type of rug you choose can make a huge difference in how long it will last.  Nylon and wool carpets can be good choices, as they offer a very durable material that can withstand heavy traffic.

Plan Ahead

Walk-off mats can reduce the amount of dirt and moisture before it gets into the home. Using these mats at your entryways will help eliminate the dirt tracked in on your shoes. Even better, have your guest remove their shoes before they enter your home.

Vacuum Often

One of the simplest tips we have is to vacuum often. Frequent vacuuming is an important part of keeping your carpets and rugs clean. It helps remove dirt before it settles in the fibers. The more traffic areas should be vacuumed more often. Frequent vacuuming is an essential part of caring for your rugs and carpet, especially in high traffic areas. Vacuuming helps to remove dirt before it actually settles into the fibers. Depending on where you live and whether you have pets or kids, you might have to vacuum daily.

Take Immediate Action

Areas such as your living room, game room and kitchen, often see more spills and accidents. If an accidents happens, take immediate action in cleaning up the area. The sooner you take action, the less likely the spill will soak into the rug and leave a stain.  It is also beneficial to have a professional protectant applied to your rugs as well to make clean up even easier.

Keeping rugs and carpets clean in high traffic areas requires routine maintenance and efficient cleaning methods.  With the proper care, you can keep your rugs, and your home, looking bright and clean. Even with regular maintenance, your rugs may lose their luster. Have Green Leaf Chem-Dry clean your rugs to bring them back to life and look like new. Find out more about Chem-Dry’s rug cleaning process here.