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What Type of Rug Cleaning Service is Right for Your Rug?

Different Area Rugs Require Different Types of Rug Cleaning

Area rugs are becoming more and more popular in homes, especially in place of fully carpeted rooms, because of their design appeal and they are low-maintenance. Area rugs are made up of delicate fibers that require special cleaning methods and solutions. To eliminate the risk of ruining your area rugs by cleaning them yourself, consider professional rug cleaning. Read more to find out why professional rug cleaning is best for area rugs and fine oriental rugs.

Standard Area Rugs

While many standard area rugs can be cleaned in-home, if they have a latex backing they still require a gentler cleaning approach than wall-to-wall carpeted areas. The fibers in area rugs are not as tough as most carpeted flooring and, therefore, require additional care and attention when cleaning. Using the wrong cleaning solutions or scrubbing too hard can damage your rug and cause the fibers to come out of place. Depending on rug size, many people also try putting their latex-backed area rugs through their washing machines to clean them; however, this causes your rug to have a limited lifespan because the backing will start to crumble. It is best to consult a professional to have your area rugs cleaned every few years to protect your investment.

Oriental and Fine Rugs

Oriental and fine area rugs require more care and attention than other area rugs because of their woven backing. These rugs may have spent months or even years in the making, as they would typically be hand woven. Even though they are often more costly, oriental and fine area rugs that have woven backing tend to last longer than latex-backed area rugs, as long as they are cared for properly. Since dirt and sand are abrasive substances, you should make sure to have your fine area rugs professionally cleaned every three to five years, depending on traffic, to prolong the life of the rug.

Stanley Steemer of South Florida: Your Area Rug Experts

With more than 60 years of experience, you can trust Stanley Steemer of South Florida to carefully and effectively clean your area rugs. For latex-backed area rugs, we offer in-home are rug cleaning services designed especially for your delicate and valuable area rugs. We will do an inspection of your area rug’s construction, material and any stains to ensure the safest and most effective rug cleaning process.


For oriental and fine area rugs, our exclusive four-step process and state-of-the-art equipment will gently deep clean your fine area rugs. At our off-site facility, your fine area rug is put through multiple steps to ensure all dust and debris is removed, stains are treated and all moisture is removed after the entire rug is washed in mild detergent. We will even comb and treat any fringe on your fine area rug so it will be returned to you like new. To learn more about our oriental and fine rug cleaning process, watch this video! To have your area rugs cleaned, visit our contact page or call (888) 982-3553 today!


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Each and every home carpet cleaning service is performed in the same manner, so customers know what to expect when they call for subsequent visits by the company’s representatives.
Customer satisfaction ranks very high with this company, particularly when it comes to respecting private property and attention to detail.

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