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How do you clean area rugs that sit on wood floors?

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Asked by danalee11 at 4:11 PM on Apr. 19, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • ms.danalee, im from the hood and we take rugs to the car wash. in the bay where you was the car there are clips to hane your car rugs and wash them. we use those and wash our rugs,rinse them real good tho. hang them out to dry at

    Answer by RAEMI247 at 4:18 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • Depends are you trying to shampoo or vacuum them? You can take them to a rug cleaner to be cleaned, rent a rug doctor to shampoo them and let them hang dry. If your talking about the vacuum then run it over the rug or move the rug off the floor and do it. You can also spot treat it if its not bad but a rug doctor works wonders and they dry fairly fast if you want to shampoo them.

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 4:19 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • we didnt have wood floors but when the carpet needed to be cleaned and so did the area rug, we cleaned it seperately with the carpet cleaner and hung it outside or over the tub to dry.
    =] =] =] =]

    Answer by mommykayti at 4:22 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • raemi247
    thats AWESOME. my sister does that, but i didnt want to put her out there like that, cuz what she does isnt for me to tell and i didnt want to offend her or anyone else!!! haha

    Answer by mommykayti at 4:23 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • Just wanted to note: taking an inexpensive synthetic rug to the car wash is probably okay, but if this is a decent rug made from nylon or wool, the chance of damaging it is not worth the risk.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:48 AM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • thanks for all your answers

    Answer by danalee11 at 8:42 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Rugs are the most useful addition to your rooms, house, offices, as well as workplace as well as wherever you decide to from passageway to event gazebo. They include the perfect elegance to the house ambience as well as décor. But keeping the look and search of the carpet is also extremely important so that it may accentuate it's appearance for several years. Thus listed here are some tips to keep, clean and restore charming area rugs for any superb look.



    Answer by ChAnder at 2:52 AM on Jun. 11, 2012

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