Are Area Rugs Different Than Regular Carpets?
The short answer is yes. While carpets and area rugs have many similarities, as we saw above, they are also different in some very important ways. This is especially true when it comes to cleaning.
First of all, area rugs do require daily or weekly maintenance, just like carpets. Simple, regular vacuuming is needed in order to remove quick stains and keep them smelling nice day after day.
But, unlike carpets, deep stains can be incredibly difficult and tricky on area rugs. This goes especially for jute rugs, which really shouldn’t even be exposed to water, much less other dark, pungent liquids like juice or, even worse, pet urine.
If you happen to experience a stain on your small or large area rug, you should absolutely seek out the help of professionals. At-home remedies do exist, but they are always difficult to get “just right”. Unless you feel comfortable channeling your inner Walter White in the living room, it is always best to just hire the pros and let them clear it all up in a jiffy.