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How to Stop a Rug From Shedding

If you’ve recently bought a brand new rug for your home or office and realising it’s starting shed a lot – not to worry, this is completely normal and quite common. Depending on the material and quality of manufacturing, your rugs may shed more or less than usual. However, almost all types of rugs will shed for the first few months of use. Synthetic fibers like nylon will shed less than more natural types such as wool and jute rugs. Regardless, there are a few ways you can stop a rug from shedding less and avoid it over shedding to the point where there are bald patches. Keep reading below to learn how you can better maintain your rugs for longer:

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How to Prevent Rugs From Shedding

To prevent or reduce the amount of shedding that comes from your rugs, you need to simply set up an area or environment that will cause less strain and pulling of the rug’s fibres.

Here are some ways you can prevent rugs from shedding in the long term:

  • If you have pets who roam inside your home, clip their nails and make sure they keep off your rugs as much as possible
  • Vacuum everyday for new rugs and then weekly until excessive shedding starts to disappear
  • Place your rugs in rooms that have low foot traffic or exposure to high activity levels – this is especially important if you have young and active children in your home.
  • Don’t step on your rugs with dirty footwear. Not only will this make your rugs unclean but the dirt can entangle your rug material fibres and cause more shedding in the long term.

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When Should You Be Concerned

If you find that your rugs are still shedding even after a few months of proper maintenance and vacuuming, this could be due to poor manufacturing and quality of the rug itself. In these cases, it’s best to check for warranty and contact the carpet company that supplied you the rug.

Another concern you should be aware of is known as carpet fuzzing which is different from your regular carpet shedding. Carpet fuzzing is where the fibres in your rug have tangled up and will not release – often due to a buildup of dirt and heavy foot traffic.

Cleaning with carpet fuzzing will be much more difficult and would most likely need the assistance of professional carpet cleaners at My Home. 

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Buy High Quality Rugs and Alternatives

Rugs will stop shedding after a while if you’ve purchased high quality rugs that are also made of synthetic fibres. Although wool is generally known to shed as it is a natural material, there are other natural alternatives such as Jute which happen to shed much less and still offer the natural feel.

Jute is made out of dried plant fibers and is known to be very durable, low maintenance, easily cleanable and vacuumed. Jute rugs are a great alternative to those wanting natural materials in their rugs but don’t want to deal with the excessive shedding that commonly comes with wool.

A little bit of shedding from your rugs is inevitable, albeit very common. However, you don’t want it to get to the point where you find patches of your rug coming off and leaving bald spots. By buying high quality rugs and regularly maintaining them in low foot traffic environments, you’ll be able to maintain your rugs and enjoy them for a very long time.

Every rug needs thorough cleaning and regular maintenance. At My Home, we provide exceptional rug cleaning services to keep your rugs looking vibrant and fresh, no matter how worn out it may seem. Call the carpet cleaning professionals today on 13 22 31 today or fill out our online form to receive a quote.