How to use and care rugs?
There are common mistakes that people make when they are using antique rugs in their houses. Your home can be riddled with traps for your vintage carpet, many of which are easy to overlook. There are the obvious, like untrained pets, and the more subtle, such as too much sun exposure or placing the rug under heavy furniture.
One specific tip is to keep your eyes peeled for months. If you happen to find one on your rug or think there may be evidence of moth damage, take your carpet to a professional — moth damage can be pernicious, and it’s best to ensure the problem is fully dealt with to minimize harm to your piece.
Keep your rug away from moisture. If it gets wet, prop it up and let it dry out completely before laying it back on the floor. The best environment for a rug would be a place that is dry, without a lot of direct sunlight, not too hot, not too humid or damp and that does not get an excessive amount of daily traffic.
If you want to keep your antique rugs, wrapping them in breathable cotton fabric, not plastic. Every two months or so, air the rug out and check to make sure the storage area is still dry and not exposed to humidity.