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Rug ex­pert and De­sign­ers’ Rug Cen­ter owner Chris Smith shared these in­sider tips for pur­chas­ing and main­tain­ing the per­fect rug.

TIPS FOR RUG BUY­ING

Win­dow Shop: Visit stores and look at every­thing out there. “Many times peo­ple will think they know what they want, but then they will see some­thing else and change their minds,” says Smith. Trust the Source: Be com­fort­able with the store you are buy­ing from. Buy from an es­tab­lished busi­ness that’s been around a long time and will stand be­hind the rug. Try rug Be­fore for a “test You run” Buy: be­fore Take your you pur­chase. Smith of­fers free in-home rug tri­als. “We’ll even leave the rug and let the customer live with it for a few days,” he says. “If the rug grows on you and you like it more and more, then buy it.”

TIPS FOR RUG CARE

Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: When leav­ing home, run a hu­mid­i­fier for your rug. When leav­ing home for an ex­tended time, hire a home ser­vice to check in and en­sure there aren’t any leaks or other prob­lems that could dam­age your rug. Con­sider Cli­mate: Wool does well in trop­i­cal cli­mates. “It’s a nat­u­ral prod­uct that re­pels mois­ture,” says Smith. Ro­tate: It’s nec­es­sary to ro­tate the rug ev­ery few years. Smith pro­vides rug ro­ta­tion as a free ser­vice for his clients. Don’t Scrimp on a Rub­ber Pad: In­vest in a good rub­ber pad. Cheap pads can de­te­ri­o­rate and stick to the rug or floor.

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