Getting a shaggy carpet is a great way to add some retro feel to a room. It can make an area become posh and comfortable at the same time because of its thick strands. It truly is a perfect conversation piece area rugs. If you would like to cover your wall, shag rugs can also do a great job.
For all these reasons, we want you to know how to prolong the life of your precious shaggy carpet. All of the information below will guide you in properly maintaining your shag at home.
Because a shag carpet is not like a patchwork carpet, you have to dust it every once in a while. The shaggy strands easily accumulate dirt and disease-causing bacteria loves residing in them. So once a week, take the shaggy rug outside and hang it over a back of a chair with its back side facing up. Start tapping the rug to loosen up the dirt and the debris. Use a broom to beat up the rug in order to ensure all dirt are removed.
Go back inside and wipe the area where the rug was placed. Vacuum it after to guarantee that no dust are left.
Vacuuming the carpet
If you need to vacuum the carpet, you need to follow the steps below. However, we don’t recommend too much vacuuming because it can ruin the fibers of the precious rug.
The first thing you need to do before turning on the vacuum is ensuring it is turned to high pile mode. If your carpet doesn’t have this, you may want to purchase a new one soon that has this option because having control on the suction of the vacuum help protect your rugs.
Next thing you need to do is start suctioning out the dirt. Make sure not to use the beater bar on a shag rug because the strands are delicate. They can get torn. This will ruin the look of your carpet.
Lastly, turn the rug on its back. Start vacuuming but this time use the beater bar. Since this is the underside you can use aggressive vacuuming in order to fully strip off the carpet from dirt.