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Easy Persian Rug Home Care and Cleaning Tips

Easy Persian Rug Home Care and Cleaning Tips

Rugs are a significant investment; like anything else in your home, they must be cared for properly if you want them to last. And because they can be such an investment, it’s essential to take care of them properly. The need for special care is notably true for Persian rugs, as they are made from high-quality materials and are made to last a lifetime. Caring for a luxury rug isn’t necessarily difficult, but it needs to happen. Help protect your rug with quick tips from Resonnaire Home and keep your Persian rug looking gorgeous for years to come.

You’re in the right place to learn! 

General Care For Your Persian Rug

When we talk about care, we’re talking about maintenance. Persian rugs are a fantastic investment, and to keep your rug in tip-top shape, and you need to understand how to maintain it accordingly. There is no need to take it to a professional to clean it –– just follow these simple steps to ensure your Persian rug is immaculate. 

  • Find the right frequency of vacuuming for your lifestyle if you have children, animals, and high foot traffic, vacuum once every week or two. 
  • You can also take your rug outside and beat it with a broom –– the traditional way! 
  • Speaking of outside: the occasional fresh air and sunlight do a Persian rug well. 
  • If your rug is in a high-traffic area or gets sunlight in certain spots from windows, consider rotating the rug on a schedule. Once every few months will do. 
  • Freshen up your Persian by sprinkling talcum powder on it, then vacuuming.
  • Avoid walking across your rug with dirty shoes or feet; if possible, keep small children with food, drink, and animals off it. 
  • Also, avoid placing excessively heavy or pointed furniture on your Persian rug. 

Abiding by these “rules” will help you keep your investment looking lovely for many years. 

Persian Rug Cleaning

How to Clean Your Persian Rug

Owners can vacuum, spot clean, and even deep clean their red Persian rug without professional help. But if you feel overwhelmed by the task, cleaning companies are always there to help. 

  • How do you vacuum a luxury rug? Home care experts say, “Start by flipping your rug, and run your vacuum over its backing a couple of times. Having the beater bar down (but set high) at this point helps loosen any ingrained dirt by agitating the surface.”
  • Spot clean stains (immediately) by taking cool water and a neutral pH liquid cleaner (there are several to choose from) and gently dab the stain with a cloth or soft-bristled brush. White vinegar and baking soda also work well. No matter your method, spot-check the solution first on a small piece of material. 
  • To deep clean, use the liquid cleaner over the entire rug, dab, pat, and squeegee (yes, you can, going in the right direction) the moisture and suds out. 
  • Avoid saturating the rug; to dry excess moisture, place towels on it and walk over it, then air dry with a fan in the room to speed up the process. 

Overall, you shouldn’t have to deep clean a Persian rug very often; keeping up with general cleaning and maintenance should do. You can learn how to measure a rug on our site as well. 


Persian rugs are a beautiful addition to any home; with the proper care and maintenance, they can last for generations. We’ve outlined some essential tips on cleaning your rug and getting rid of common stains, so you can keep your rug looking its best for years to come. Follow these simple steps, and your rug will keep your feet warm and add elegance to your décor for many years.

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