Taking Care of Your Power Loom Rugs

By Kasra Rahimi

July 26, 2022

Taking care of your power loom rugs can be a bit of a task at times. Typically, over time, power loom rugs don’t wear as well as hand-knotted rugs. That said, there are still measures you can take to keep your power loom rug in good condition. In this post we’ll do our best to outline some of the easy tips and tricks for taking care of your power loom rugs at home. To be clear, when we say power loom rugs we are referring to machine made rugs.

5x8 Transitional Power Loom Rug

When it comes to the care and maintenance of your power loom rugs, just like any other area rug, the key is to vacuum regularly at home. We recommend vacuuming weekly if you can. This will help keep your rug clean in the short-term by removing any grit or unwanted particles that accumulate from day-to-day use.

If your rug has fringes, avoid vacuuming over them. For spills and stains, use cold water and a towel or cloth to blot the stained area. Saturate, blot and brush. Do so gently in order to prevent spreading the stain.

Additional Tip: Similarly to wool rugs, you may notice that your power loomed area rugs have a dark and light end. You should be able to notice this if you concentrate on the pile of your area rug while walking from one end to the other. If this is the case, and your rug indeed has a light and dark end, it is recommended to vacuum from the light to the dark end. Vacuuming in this direction will pick up more of any dirt or grit rather than pushing it back into the pile of your rug.




For cleaning we always recommend taking your rug to a professional. Whether you have a handmade rug or a power loom area rug, it should be treated by an area rug cleaning specialist. Surface/steam-cleaning is not a recommended method when it comes to cleaning area rugs.

If you follow these simple tips and tricks you should get the most of out of your power loom area rugs. You may be surprised at how long your area rugs will last if taken care of the right way.



If you have any questions about our area rug cleaning services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. For over three decades we have specialized in the cleaning of area rugs of all types, from machine made modern rugs to 100% silk Persian rugs.



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