Daily care & maintenance
Vacuum at least weekly (if not more often) to pull up dirt and debris. Dirt that rubs into your rug’s fibers over time can lead to dulled colors and a shorter overall lifespan, especially in high-traffic areas.
When cleaning shag rugs, keep in mind that they have longer, cable-like yarns that tend to wrap around vacuum beater bars. Disconnect or remove the beater bar of your vacuum cleaner (instructions should be available in your vacuum's manual) to avoid this type of damage. Set your vacuum to the lowest height setting for the best results.
Dealing with spills & stains
If you see a spill, use warm water and a gentle detergent. Blot the stain with a clean cloth. Don't rub! Be sure to then blot the area dry with a separate cloth, taking care not to leave the rug's fibers saturated.