Area rugs, especially those made of wool, need to be cared for when stored to prevent damage. Just throwing them in the attic is not a good idea.
Here’s a problem many people do not think of – Rodents.
Rat problems in homes are more common than you might think. To a rat, a home represents protection. If a female rat is ready to have babies, she may use your home as a refuge. However, since rats are nocturnal, it can be hard to recognize that there’s a problem until it’s too late.
Since they like to spend time in areas like attics, rats are usually more attracted to rugs in storage. Store rugs in rodent-proof bags or boxes if you won’t be using them for awhile.
Also, because they’re one of the most obvious signs of an infestation, keep an eye out for rat droppings on rugs you use everyday. If you’re fairly certain there’s a problem, ask a trusted rug retailer about the best rodent repellent to use around your valuable rugs.
Great tip from Adrienne, a blogger interested in interior design and real estate.
If you have dirty or damage rugs, you can bring them to any NW Rugs Showroomfor cleaning or repairs. Call for details and pricing.
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Placing the correct size rug in your space is as important as choosing the right color or pattern. A rug that it is too small will shift the balance of the room unfavorably. A rug that is too big, especially in open floor plans, may put the area designations off. There are a few rules of thumb, but a picture says it better. Use these handy guides by Interior Designer Lisa Ferguson to make the best choice.