Premium Rug Cleaning Auckland Shag Pile Rugs


Let Your Shag Pile’s Luxe Lasts

Shag pile rugs ooze luxury and comfort however if those gravity-defying fibres aren’t looked after they can make the whole room look downtrodden.

It’s these thick long fibres that collect dirt and trap odours, and make them extremely hard to clean. But don’t let this discourage you.

Five tips to keep your shag pile plush and in peak condition:

⇒ Vacuum regularly

Regular vacuuming is essential to keep your shag pile rug clean. Use a vacuum cleaner with a rotating brush or beater bar to remove dirt and dust from the fibres before it becomes embedded. Aim for at least once a week or more frequently if you have children, pets or a lot of foot traffic.

⇒ Spot clean spills

Spills and accidents are bound to happen. When they do, act quickly to prevent them from becoming permanent stains. Use a clean, damp chamois to blot the spill, starting from the outside and working your way in to prevent the stain from spreading. Avoid rubbing or scrubbing the rug, which can damage the fibres.

Consider hiring professionals like Premium Rug Cleaning if the spill is significant or difficult to remove.

⇒ Avoid harsh chemicals

Harsh chemicals and cleaning solutions can bleach and/or damage rug fibres. Use Wonderspot Cleaner with a chamois for small areas. You can buy them as a set here.

⇒ Deep clean

To keep your shag pile in peak condition, deep clean it every six months. This has to be done off-site at a purpose-built rug cleaning facility like Premium Rug Cleaning, using industrial equipment.

If you still need convincing, watch how this Dusting Tornado gently beats dry dirt, sand, dust, dandruff, hair and crumbs from a short pile rug here.
Then imagine what’s embedded deep within long shag pile rug fibres.

The next step is full immersion in a Tornado Washtub, followed by spin-drying in a centrifuge machine, before hanging on a heavy-duty drying rack. You simply can’t replicate this at home.

⇒ Rotate regularly

To prevent uneven wear and tear, rotate your shag pile rug regularly to help distribute foot traffic and prevent certain areas from becoming flattened or matted. Aim to rotate the rug every 6-12 months, depending on the level of foot traffic in the area.

Final thoughts

Yes, shag pile rugs are hard work but, for the luxury and comfort they exude, they’re worth it…

… Especially if you let Premium Rug Cleaning take the load.


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