A question we get asked regularly is "Should I have a pad under my rug?" In general, yes you should have a pad under your rug. However, there are a lot of options! Let's dive into the world of rug pad, or "underlay", and help you decide what is right for you and your rugs! When do you need a rug pad? Whenever your rug, be it tufted, hand knotted, flat woven, or machine made, is going on a hard surface - you should use a pad. There is a BIG safety concern with the rug sliding around on a hard surface. Also, the rug will last much longer if it is not being wrinkled up and worn out from sliding around on the floor. Lastly, there is a cushion provided by the pad when heavy furniture is placed on the rug, which can stress backing fibers and cause damage. Should you use a rug pad when the rug is going over carpet? Absolutely! There are rug made specifically for that application and they keep the rug from moving around and becoming wrinkled. Wrinkles = trip hazards and premature wear! So... which rug pad? Not all rug pads are created equal. That waffle foam stuff you buy at any home store...? DO NOT USE! That will cause more damage than good and we highly recommend staying away from it. If that pad is used on concrete, stone, or hardwood floors, it will eventually bond to the floor and cause a headache of refinishing your fine flooring surface. I repeat: DO NOT USE. So now that we got that covered, what are some professional grade options for you? We carry and highly recommend the products made [...]
Now that summer is over and the holidays are here... it is time to get those area rugs cleaned! The process of getting your valuable rugs cleaned can be scary at first, but have no fear! According to our 60+ 5 star Google reviews, Cleanville is the preferred choice for oriental and area rug cleaning in Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas. We are focused on making the process as easy and quick as possible for getting our clients' rugs cleaned and back to them! So, how exactly does the process go? Just make a call to us at 801-488-0088 or bring your rugs in to our facility at 411 W. Ironwood Drive in Salt Lake! We can also pick up large rugs if needed (for a small fee). Once we see and inspect your rugs, we will give you an estimate on cleaning costs and get started on them right away. What kind of rugs can we clean? Just about any and all of them! Wool rugs, synthetic rugs, silk rugs, rayon rugs, viscose rugs, animal fur rugs, carpet rugs, old rugs, new rugs, and everything in between! For most rugs, the cleaning turnaround is about 4-7 business days. When your rug is cleaned to our satisfaction, you will receive a phone call from our office and you can let us know if you want to pick up your rugs or need them delivered. Payment is due at the time of pickup. We accept all major credit cards, checks, and cash. Please give us a call or email with any other questions! We hope you will find your experience at Cleanville to be not as scary as you imagined!
As April approaches, Spring cleaning is on everyone's minds... There is no better feeling than starting off the warmer months with a fresh, clean, and happy home! While many people prefer to do their own cleaning, there are some messes that need the help of professionals. This is where a phone call to Cleanville Carpet, Rug, & Stone Care makes your life and chore list much easier! But Cleanville just cleans carpet right? Wrong! Cleanville is a full service cleaning company. You name it - we can clean it. If we cannot, then we can refer someone who can and is at our level of excellence! Let's say your spring cleaning list looks something like this: Clean the carpets Clean the tile or stone floors Clean the upholstery Clean the hardwood or laminate floors Clean the Oriental or area rugs Clean the concrete garage floor Clean the shower tile or stone Clean the car mats Clean the matresses etc... The good news: One call to Cleanville and your list is taken care of. Not only can we clean all of those items or surfaces, we can protect or seal them as well! With our proven customer service record backed by over 60 "5 star" Google reviews, you can have the peace of mind knowing that your home is in good hands. So don't sweat the spring cleaning, just pick up the phone and call the experts at 801-488-0088!
It’s time for some spring cleaning, and there’s no better place to start than with your carpet. If you’ve got an area rug somewhere in your home, we’d like to show you how you can clean it yourself, and get a little bit of that nice feeling that comes from freshly shampooed carpets. While regular vacuuming is recommended to keep your rug clean and allergen free, you should only have to deep clean your rug every 12 to 18 months. Here are the first 4 steps to a clean rug and a cleaner home. 1. Vacuum and Prepare the Rug Start by removing all of the loose dirt and dust from your carpet. Vacuum it on both sides to prepare it for washing. Move the rug outside or to another area where you’ll be able to wash and rinse it without damaging nearby flooring. 2. Mix Your Cleaning Agent and Test It Whether you choose a professional carpet shampoo from the store or a simple mixture made with a mild household cleaning agent and cold water, always test it on a small piece of carpet before proceeding. Check for color fading and bleeding on your spot test. If it comes out without any negative side effects, it’s time to clean the carpet. 3. Scrub Using a soft brush or a firm sponge, scrub the cleaning agent deep into your carpet until you work it into a lather. Allow the rug to soak like this for a few minutes before rinsing. 4. Rinse Rinse the carpet thoroughly with a hose until the water runs clear.You’re not done yet! Make sure to check out 7 Steps to a Clean Rug: Part 2 of [...]