Storing a Rug? Things to Know

A lot of people want to show off their beautiful floors during the summer months and many need to store their area rugs. There are a few rules our Cincinnati clients should think about when it comes to storing a beloved rug:

  1. Be sure the rug is CLEAN before it goes into storage. An unclean rug can attract any bugs or other pests. Ewwwww. Also, removing any dirt and grime before storage helps protect the rug’s fibers.
  2. Be CERTAIN the rug is dry before considering storage. So, you’ve got your area rug all cleaned and ready to store away for the summer. Ask yourself, is this rug COMPLETELY dry? Never store a rug that is damp in any way. This will lead to mold, mildew, odor and unwanted trouble.
  3. Roll or fold? If you have the room, roll the rug. Folding can cause major stress to the rug fibers.
  4. Try to store in a climate controlled storage unit or space.
  5. Do not place items on top of a stored rug. Crushing the rug in this manner can damage the rug’s foundation and lead to cracking and other problems.

If you follow these five tips, when cooler weather arrives and you’re ready to feel a lovely rug under your feet in the mornings instead of a cold floor, you can feel confident that your area rug will be just as nice as when you stored it away.
If you have any questions about cleaning an area rug and getting it ready for proper storage, please contact us at Cincinnati Maintenance.

Protect Your Entryway!

Protect Your Entryway!

Last December, I blogged about protecting the entryway of an office or commercial building with mats to help keep the area clean and to protect the floor of this high-traffic area. Your home deserves the protection  too!
Nothing says “home” like a welcome mat in front of the front door. But does the welcome mat really do its job in protecting your foyer floor once you head indoors?
The solution is simple and affordable. Protect your high-traffic area – the entrance to your largest investment – with an indoor rug or mat. Problem solved!
Obviously, a gorgeous area rug sounds glamorous compared to the words “entryway mat,” but the results can be the same: keep your home’s entry inviting and clean with a properly sized floor covering of your choice.
If you have children who are in and out all day with their friends, you probably want to hold off on an expensive or antique rug in your foyer. Luckily, entryway rugs or mats can be found in discount stores all the way to high-end boutique settings. So, your choices are endless!
Have fun perking up your home decor while protecting your flooring at the same time!