By Janice Howell, vice president, MODA Floors & Interiors, www.ModaFloorsandInteriors.com
Area rugs need the same attention and consistent maintenance as your carpeting, ceramic tile or hardwood flooring. Knowing what’s expected of you regarding their upkeep can be a determining factor in the type of rugs you purchase.
Although a handmade rug is a work of art, it’s made to be walked on. So are all machine-made rugs. With usage, as the top layers of pile break, (in most cases wool), the pile looks shinier and smoother, and with light exposure the colors look more harmonious.
Here are a few steps to make sure that your area rug ages gracefully, naturally and beautifully.