How do I take care of my nylon area rug?

One of the most common questions we get is how to take care of your classroom or nursery rug. These rugs are very durable commercial quality children's rugs, but they are not indestructible. Following these tips to care for your rug will help it last for years to come! 

  • Vacuum regularly. Vacuuming cannot wear out your carpet, but soil and dirt can. Even if you use entry mats, dirt and grit can eventually become embedded in your carpet's pile. When that happens, your carpet will become discolored and matted. Up to 80% of the soil in carpet is of the dry particulate type that can be removed with a vacuum cleaner.
  • DO NOT run vacuum directly over outer serged edge of carpet. This can create fraying and breakage.
  • DO NOT shake or beat the rug since this treatment could damage it.
  • Clean spills immediately by blotting with a cloth or sponge. Remove any grease spots with ordinary dry cleaning solvents. We recommend the use of Capture Cleaning Kits (or another dry clean kit) for spot cleaning your carpet/rug. If you would like to know more about Capture, or if you would like to find a local retailer of Capture, Click here to go to the Capture web site. For more information on spot cleaning specific stains, please visit: carpet-rug.org
  • It is always best to test a cleaner on an inconspicuous spot on the carpet/rug before applying to the entire piece.
  • Household cosmetics, medications and chemicals can stain or remove color from your carpet or rug. These household culprits are often the cause of "mystery stains" because they may not affect the carpet for several days or even weeks. The best prevention is to keep household chemicals away from your carpet.
  • Professional or periodic cleanings using the power spray-extraction carpet cleaning method are recommended. You should have the smallest possible amount of cleaning chemical used when you hire a professional cleaner. Allow to dry flat on the floor.


Sandra Shackelford
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