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Area rugs play a significant role in elevating the overall aesthetics and comfort of any living space. They can define the boundaries of a room, add warmth and texture, provide a cushion for your feet, and help protect your flooring. Finding the perfect area rug for your home can feel overwhelming with so many different materials, sizes, and styles. Once you’ve found the ideal rug, maintaining its beauty and functionality is paramount to extending its lifespan and keeping your home looking fresh and inviting. As experienced professionals in residential cleaning and repair, Excel Carpet Services understands the importance of choosing the right rug for your space and the need for proper care and maintenance.

This comprehensive guide will provide valuable insights on selecting the perfect area rug for your home, considering factors such as purpose, size, material, and style. With expert input from Greg Brown, owner of Excel Carpet Services, we will also discuss essential care and maintenance tips to ensure your area rug remains vibrant and functional for years to come. According to Greg Brown, “Choosing and caring for an area rug is a crucial aspect of creating a comfortable, beautiful, and clean living environment.”

Join us as we explore the world of area rugs and uncover the secrets to selecting and maintaining the ideal rug for every room in your home. We aim to empower you with the knowledge and insights needed to make informed decisions regarding area rug selection and care, ultimately resulting in a home that reflects your unique personality and style.

Selecting the Perfect Area Rug

Consider these factors when choosing an area rug for your home:

  • Purpose: Determine the primary purpose of the rug: visual appeal, comfort, or protection for your flooring.
  • Size: Measure your space and choose a rug size that complements your furniture layout and room dimensions.
  • Material: Consider the durability, feel, and maintenance requirements of various rug materials, such as wool, cotton, or synthetic fibers.
  • Style: Choose a rug style that reflects your taste and complements your home décor.

“Taking the time to consider the purpose, size, material, and style of your area rug will ensure a harmonious match between the rug and your overall home design,” says Greg Brown.

Caring for Your Area Rug

Follow these tips to maintain the beauty and functionality of your area rug:

  • Regular Cleaning: Vacuum your area rug regularly, with the beater bar turned off, to remove dirt, dust, and pet hair.
  • Rotate: Rotate your rug every 6-12 months to promote even wear and prevent sun fading in specific areas.
  • Preventative Measures: Use a quality rug pad underneath your rug to prevent slipping, add cushion, and extend its life.
  • Spot Cleaning: Act fast with any spills, blotting with a clean, absorbent cloth and using a gentle, rug-approved stain remover when necessary.

“Proper cleaning and maintenance will enhance the appearance and longevity of your area rug, ensuring its lasting beauty,” notes Greg Brown.

Professional Area Rug Cleaning

Professional cleaning services can significantly improve the appearance and lifespan of your area rug:

  • Expertise: Professional cleaners, such as Excel Carpet Services, have the experience and knowledge to treat various rug types effectively and safely.
  • Deep Cleaning: Professional cleaning methods can extract deeply embedded dirt, allergens, and stains, providing a thorough and revitalizing cleaning.
  • Preservation: Scheduling professional rug cleaning at least once a year can help preserve the color and fibers of your rug, extending its lifespan.

“Professional area rug cleaning is an excellent investment in the quality and durability of your rug, ensuring a clean and inviting environment in your home,” adds Greg Brown.

Repairing and Restoring Area Rugs

If your area rug needs repair or restoration, consider these tips:

  • Assess the Damage: Inspect and assess any damage, such as tears, fraying edges, or color fading, and evaluate whether professional assistance is warranted.
  • Rug Repair Services: Reach out to professionals like Excel Carpet Services for expert repairs and restoration to preserve the value and appearance of your rug.
  • Prevent Further Damage: Take preventative measures, such as rotating your rug, using a rug pad, and avoiding excessive sun exposure, to minimize future damage.

“Proper repair and restoration, when needed, can breathe new life into your rug, maintaining its beauty and functionality for years to come,” says Greg Brown.


By considering factors like purpose, size, material, and style when selecting an area rug for your home, you can create an inviting and stylish living space that truly reflects your personality. Additionally, maintaining the cleanliness and functionality of your area rug is crucial to its longevity and overall appearance. 

With the tips and insights provided in this guide and professional assistance from Excel Carpet Services, you can ensure that your area rug remains a beautiful and integral part of your home décor for years. You can enjoy the many benefits of a well-chosen and cared-for area rug through thoughtful selection, proper care, regular professional area rug cleaning, and timely repairs. Call today at (513) 822-4190!

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