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    The Best Oriental Rugs for High Traffic Areas


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    Certain areas of your home naturally get used more than others, and for different purposes, and it matters where you choose to place your rugs.  The Oriental rug underneath your dining room furniture will need to be vacuumed frequently and inspected for food and wine spills after every dinner party.  A Persian rug in a seldom used guestroom, however, will receive considerably less use.

    Generally speaking, Oriental rugs are constructed to be durable and capable of withstanding the wear and tear of everyday daily life.  However, the fiber content of your rugs matters as well, since some types of fibers hold up better than others to heavy foot traffic and use.

    Use our tips to help determine where to place your rugs within your home.

    • WOOL RUGS – Wool Oriental rugs are sturdy as well as stunning, and they’ll stay in good shape even when kept in high traffic areas. However, wool rugs should not be kept in damp areas such as bathrooms or basements because the fibers can harbor mold and mildew.
    • SILK RUGS – Silk rugs are lustrous and luxurious and though they’re comfortable to walk on, will do best when kept out of high traffic areas.If placed in a high traffic area, a silk rug can begin to look frayed.  For households with pets and/or young children, it’s best to keep silk Oriental rugs in rooms that don’t get a lot of use, such as a guestroom or your home office.
    • COTTON RUGS – Cotton fibers are highly absorbent and tend to show dirt and spills more readily than their wool counterparts. Additionally, cotton rugs do not hold their shape as well as wool and silk rugs, so if placed in a high traffic area, they can become misshapen or warped.

    Wool rugs are overwhelmingly the best rugs for placement in high traffic areas.  However, even wool rugs require additional cleaning and care if they’re expected to hold up well in such traffic.  Be sure there’s a rug pad beneath the rug, and that the rug gets rotated regularly so that certain areas and fibers do not wear sooner than others.  It’s also important to schedule routine dusting and deep cleaning with a good professional rug cleaning company so that the rug has a chance to get rid of the dust and debris that is incessantly tracked onto it and subsequently into its fibers and backing.

    RugPro Oriental Rug Cleaning is the best rug cleaning company Jacksonville FL homeowners trust with their rugs.  We pride ourselves on our rug deep cleaning process, and our ability to customize the perfect cleaning plan with the individual needs of each rug.  We frequently clean rugs from high traffic areas and understand the importance of routine, high quality cleaning procedures in order to extend the life of your beloved rugs.  We’re happy to serve clients throughout Northeast Florida, including San Marco, Fleming Island, Nocatee, Atlantic Beach, and Ponte Vedra Beach, and we’d love to take care of your rugs as well!