It’s especially important that you regularly vacuum your area rug for several reasons. The first and most obvious is to remove dust and dirt that has accumulated in the rug. Another reason regular vacuuming is important is to prevent fibers from becoming packed down by excess traffic.
Here are some helpful tips when vacuuming your fine area rug:
When vacuuming the body of the rug, set the beater bar to the highest carpet level. This prevents the beater bar from adding further injury to the rug fibers.
Vacuum both sides of your antique rug at least once per month. Push and pull the vacuum over every spot on the antique rug except its fringes.
Move the brush in one direction slowly with the pile of the rug. A back and forth motion can potentially damage the rug’s sheen.
Use an upholstery attachment to vacuum the fringe of the rug.
Warning… Do not run the beater bar of the vacuum over fringes! The brush shreds the fringes, and they can be sucked up and destroyed by the rotating brush.