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Area Rug FAQs

  • How do I clean my area rug? Regular vacuuming will help rugs retain their beauty and will extend the life of the rug. For spills, you should immediately blot with a clean cloth; spot clean with a solution of clear dish washing detergent (non-bleach) and water, rinse with water, and blot dry. Professional carpet cleaning is recommended using the hot water extraction method. You should not dry clean your Mohawk Area Rugs and you should not use bleach.
  • How long will my area rug last? Area rug durability is generally determined by the material, construction, and amount of traffic in a space. What area rug size do I need for my room? There are no precise guidelines for selecting an area rug size. A good method to determine the right size is to spread bed linens to approximate the size rug you’d like, take measurements, and choose the closest size available. In the dining area, measure the table and provide at least four additional feet to the length and width. By allowing four feet, chair legs will remain on the area rug even when pulled away from the table.
  • Is an underlay (padding or cushion) necessary? Mohawk strongly encourages the use of an area rug underlay to protect your area rug from abrasion, impact and cleaning. A quality underlay can add years to the life of your area rug while providing additional safety, acoustical benefits and protecting the floor.
  • What is warp and weft in a rug? Warp is the term used to describe vertical strands of fiber that stretch from the top to the bottom of the rug. Knots are tied to the warp yarns to create face pile. Weft is the horizontal strands of fiber that are woven through the warps. The weft anchors and secures the knots.

  • Care & Cleaning. Your authorized Mohawk dealer is a specialist who is knowledgeable about cleaning and maintenance to help extend the life of your area rugs. Ask about cleaners with the Carpet-Rug Institute Seal of Approval, such as environmentally friendly Mohawk FloorCare Essentials.

  • Area Rugs by Style

    Area Rug Shopping Tips
    Versatile and beautiful Mohawk Select Area Rugs add a practical, yet stylish, touch to any room. Follow these tips to make finding and buying your new area rug easy and fun, both at home and at the store.
  • At Home
    First, determine your decorating style. Buy magazines and pull out pages that attract you. You will quickly find the kind of design motif you want to recreate. This is your decorating style. Next, understand how the room is going to be used. If it is a high traffic area, find a color that will not show footprints or perhaps choose a patterned rug. If you are starting with an empty room, a rug can be the perfect place to start. Select colors you like and coordinate the fabrics of your furniture, color of the walls or artwork to the rug. If you already have furniture and just want a fresh look, take into consideration the colors and patterns already existing and experiment with fresh combinations. Then, estimate the size of rug you’ll need. For a visual representation, spread bed linens where you would place the rug. Measure the linens, and pick the closest area rug size. Bring any room plans, color swatches and paint chips with you when you shop for your area rug.

  • At BedBathStore.com
    Don't skimp on cushion. It is a good idea to purchase a rug pad to protect wood and tile floors. They serve a dual purpose to protect the floor from scratches and to keep the rug from slipping.
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