Clean Your Leather Shag Rugs by Rug Rangers

Clean Your Leather Shag Rugs by Rug Rangers

Leather shag rugs are usually gifted and stylish additions to almost any home or office. These rugs come in multiple colors from natural to neon and bring a lavish texture that is complementary to any décor. Rug Rangers recommends taking the help of our local contractor's professionals for cleaning your leather rugs at least once a year to maintain your investment and keep your rugs in great condition. Our Local Rug Contractors are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We guarantee all of their rug cleaning, repair, and restoration services. 

Contact us today to find out how to keep your leather area rugs looking and feeling new. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is standing by to answer all of your rug care questions.

Clean Your Leather Shag Rugs by Rug Rangers

Leather Shag Rug Dusting and Vacuuming

While Leather rugs do require professional cleaning every 12-18 months to properly maintain them, they're relatively simple to keep clean and dust-free at home between professional cleanings.  To maintain leather rugs between professional cleanings, simply shake them out on a weekly basis to remove dust particles and small fragments lodged within the pile. This will prevent grit and debris from settling deep within the pile and from scratching the leather of your rug.

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Leather Rug Maintenance

  • Use the upholstery attachment of a vacuum cleaner to remove dust and debris.
  • Do not use the roller or beater bar of a vacuum to vacuum your rug as this will pull and damage the fringe.
  • Keep your leather rug out of high-traffic areas.
  • Rotate your leather shag rug for even wear.
  • Do not place heavy furniture on your area rug.
  • Avoid discoloration and fading by keeping the rug out of direct sunlight.
  • Have your leather area rugs cleaned professionally for tough stains every 12-18 months for deep cleaning?
  • Order a new, custom cut rug pad from Rug Rangers to prevent slipping and to preserve the life of your leather rug.

Leather Rug Spot Cleaning Tips

Rug Rangers recommends having your leather rugs professionally cleaned, especially when you have a tricky stain. Natural leather can easily discolor or stain if it comes in contact with chemical cleaners so we do not recommend using harsh chemicals and detergents at home. 

However, if you prefer to try to spot cleaning your leather rug at home, read the manufacturer’s directions and follow the leather rug spot cleaning tips below. If you attempt to clean your rug at home, follow the manufacturer’s guidelines. If the manufacturer advises against washing your leather rug with soap and water, then foam leather cleaners can be used with caution according to the bottle's directions. Do not clean your leather rugs on an indoor surface such as carpet or wood flooring as the dyes used in leather can cause color bleeds that will stain on contact.

  1. Use a clean, white cotton towel and dip it in the soapy solution or the foam cleanser.
  2. Gently blot the stain with the towel. Do not over-saturate as color bleeds and rug abrasions can occur.
  3. Use a clean damp towel to gently wipe and remove any remaining soap or foam residue. Repeat until you are satisfied that no residue remains.
  4. Soak up any remaining moisture by blotting the rug with a clean, dry white cotton towel.
  5. Finally, air-dry your leather rugs, but be careful of direct sunlight as it may fade your rug. Do not step on the rug until it is completely dry.