How to Maintain Your Rugs Between Cleanings

While you may get the area rugs in your home routinely cleaned by a professional rug cleaning company, you still want to be able to keep your rugs clean and well maintained in between those cleanings. Also, consistent maintenance and cleaning will help extend the life of your rugs. Continue reading to learn how to…

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4 Ways to Keep Your Rug Clean in the Summer

During summertime, your rugs may get dirtier than they normally do. With kids on summer break, family barbecues, and holiday gatherings happening throughout the summer, your rugs will be subjected to more dirt and foot traffic. To keep your rugs clean this summer, use these 4 tips. Keep Shoes At The Door To keep any…

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Should I Buy an Outdoor Rug for Spring

Once spring hits, it’s the perfect time to start utilizing your outdoor living space again. You want your outdoor living space to feel comfortable and a rug is a perfect piece to make it feel like home. Whether it’s a small corner or a large screened-in porch, a rug can pull everything together and provide…

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How to Choose a Runner Rug

It can be difficult using the perfect rug for your space. It can be especially tough since some spaces are tougher than others. Keep reading to learn how to choose the perfect runner rugs for your space. What is a runner rug? A runner rug is a type of rug meant for long and narrow…

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How to Pack Your Rug When Moving

  Most people think that when moving your rug you just need to roll it up and throw it in the moving truck. However, it’s a bit more complicated if you want to keep your rug in great condition. Continue reading to learn how to pack your rug when moving. Clean Your Rug Before moving,…

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How to Protect Your Rug From Heavy Furniture

You probably have beautiful furniture placed throughout your home. Heavy furniture can end up making harsh indentations in your rugs. If you want to rearrange your furniture, these indentations can end up standing out like a sore thumb. There are a few old tricks to try and get these indentations out, but it’s better to…

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Removing Pet Odor From Your Rugs For The Holidays

Since the holidays are coming up, it’s time to get your rugs in tip-top shape. If you host any friends or family, you don’t want your rugs to smell like your pets. While pets are great furry friends, they don’t smell the best. If you need help removing pet odor from your rugs, keep reading!…

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The Most Important Rugs To Have In Your Home

Do you know what the most important rug in your home is? For us at Cristomar, it is the rug that makes the biggest difference in how your home looks and feels, day in and day out. The function of area rugs in your home is to: Decorate by bringing color, pattern, and style to…

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Which Rug is Right for Me?

Rugs can add luxury to any room in your home. Choices for rugs can range from shag to flat weave. Colors can differ between neon to ivory. Fibers vary from jute to sisal to viscose to wool. With the abundance of choices and options you have for a rug, you should consider 3 things beyond…

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Outdoor Rugs and What You Need to Know

Outdoor living is here! A beautiful and functional area rug can make being outdoors more comfortable and stylish. What makes an area rug able to be taken outside into the sun and rain? The material that the rug is manufactured from makes all the difference. Synthetics products are preferable over the natural fibers, even jute.…

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Pets and Your Area Rugs

Did you know that there are certain rugs that survive better with pets in the house? If you are a pet owner, this is definitely something to consider when purchasing a new rug. Rugs made with looped pile, like a Berber, can be attractive to pet’s toenails.  Manufacturing looped pile uses a long fiber looped…

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Rugs From All Over The World

Rugs are made from places all over the world. Many different fibers are used with various types of manufacturing techniques. But you don’t have to be an expert on rugs to buy one and love the way it looks! It is important to know how to keep your rug beautiful and in good condition, as…

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How to Remove Pet Urine From Your Rug

Unfortunately, pet urine accidents are bound to happen at some point in time. Customers tell us that their pet will walk over the wood floor to get to a rug just to have a urine accident. Then, because of their urine smell, the rug becomes “their spot”. One accident can cause multiple stains to start…

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Importance of Cleaning and Drying Your Rugs Properly

Did you know how important it is to properly clean and dry your area rugs? Improper care and wrongful cleaning methods can end up ruining your precious rugs. In this blog, we are going to go over the importance of moisture in natural fiber area rugs, as well as the importance of cleaning your rugs…

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Holidays & Your Rugs

With the holidays here, it is so important to make sure your rugs are kept clean and tidy. If you are hosting any kind of gathering this year, be prepared in case accidents happen on or near your area rugs. Depending on the type of rug you have, different types of care may be necessary.…

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How Often Should Rugs Be Cleaned?

This is a common question we get asked here at Cristomar. How often should you be cleaning your rugs? Well,  this answer varies. There are numerous factors that go into when a rug needs a good cleaning. For simple spots and stains, it may just be a quick cleanup. However, if you have a bunch…

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Insurance Coverage for Oriental and Persian Rugs

Ever wonder if you should insure your area rugs? Well, the short answer is yes! In fact, your beautiful rugs deserve to be taken care of just like any other investment you have made for your home. The reason insurance is important is because of replacing things after a disaster.  Each insurance company has a…

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Guide to Rug Storage

Ever need to store your rug for later use or for moving? Sometimes, we tend to store rugs the wrong way. Rugs need a lot of care, and storing them can cause unwanted damage. In order to properly store your rug, there are several things to know. Keep reading to learn the importance and best…

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Vacuum Damage

When it comes to your rug, keeping it clean is at high on the priority list. Like most rug-owners, you probably vacuum your rug a few times every couple weeks, right? Well, vacuums can actually do a little damage to your rugs! Keep reading to learn how vacuums can affect your rugs and how you…

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Summer Spills and Your Rugs

When it comes to summertime, we have barbecues, make delicious beverages, and enjoy time with family and friends. However, almost always, there comes a time when someone accidentally spills something on the carpet or on a rug. In this blog, we will go over all you need to know when you experience spill on your…

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