Oriental rugs are notoriously difficult to maintain, mostly due to the fact that they are delicate objects. So when it comes to owning a rug, you basically have one of two options, display your rug with pride or keep it hanging or hidden in order to save it from foot traffic and wear and tear. As rug enthusiasts, we believe strongly in displaying your rug with pride, no matter the wear and tear that it may endure. This is simply because wear and tear is not the end of the world.
Now, when it comes to cleaning a rug, there are a few different things to keep in mind. Some people will clean the rug after every spot shows up, but others will let it go for a lot longer. Of course, this comes down to personal preference, but there are some things to keep in mind when it comes to deciding when to clean the rug.
A matter of taste
There is something to be said about the association between having a clean rug and maintaining its integrity. In essence, the cleaner the rug, the better it looks, but cleaning the rug may actually lead to wear and tear on the rug itself. In this case, the idea is to clean the rug only when it begins looking actually dirty rather than if there is a spot or two on it.
Alternatively, there are spot treatments that can be done at home or at cleaning areas that will keep it looking nice without taking its toll.