How to Best Prep Your Rugs for the New Year

The new year is a fresh start, and that includes your rugs. As the new year begins, it’s time to make sure your rugs will withstand the year. Continue reading to learn how to best prepare your rugs for the new year.

Ask Guests To Take Off Their Shoes

Hosting your friends and family in your home is such a joy. However, the dirt they could track in on their shoes isn’t. Your rug fibers could end up sucking in the soil, mud, salt, moisture, and other fragments that are stuck on the bottom of your guests’ shoes.

Try Easy To Clean Rugs

As opposed to having a difficult to clean rug potentially get stained, try getting a washable rug. Any time there is a stain from drinks, food, or pets, you can easily spot clean it or put it in the washer. A few different fiber materials or washable rugs would be synthetic, cotton, or polyester. These are best for high-traffic areas so you do not have to risk your ornate rugs getting dirty.

Bring Your Rugs To A Professional

There is nothing better than getting your rugs refreshed for the new year. A professional rug cleaner can get deep down into the fibers of your rug to remove any dirt buildup that has been residing there over the past year. The general rule for rug cleaning is to bring them in to a professional every 12 to 18 months. You can make it an annual tradition to have your rugs professionally cleaned at the beginning of the year to revamp them after the holiday gatherings are over.

Here at Cristomar, we are the only professional rug cleaning company in North Atlanta that has an in-plant heated dry room to make sure your rugs are dried all the way through! We also offer a fresh-water cleaning process to get rid of any dirt stuck in the fibers without ruining the integrity of your rug or the dyes.

Move Your Furniture

If you have heavy furniture sitting on your rugs, it’s time to switch up your living space. The dents of heavy furniture in your rug can be severely damaging to the fibers over time. Take the opportunity of the new year to adjust your furniture placement and keep your rugs in great shape.

If you’re looking for a new rug for the new year, Cristomar has a consignment rug shop in addition to our rug-cleaning surfaces. We offer multiple different sizes, designs, and price points so you can find the perfect rug for you and your home. You can shop online or in-store today!


To start off the new year right, Cristomar can get your rugs ready for a deep cleaning and refresh. We are here to help your rugs remain clean and beautiful. Give us a call to schedule today!