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We want you to get the most out of your rug runners & stair runners, and here at runrug.com, we have a range of guides and top tips for you to ensure that you keep your carpet runner in the best condition that you possibly can. Here you can find a range of guides which will help you when you get in sticky situations from spillages to mucky paws – we have a selection of remedies and tips to help you tackle marks and stains which occur from everyday wear and tear. 

Top tips for a new carpet runner

  1. Pattern, color or print? - choosing a design will be your first big decision when it comes to picking your new carpet runner. You will need to pick a style which suits the rest of your hall, so make sure that you continue with the aesthetic which you have already chosen whether it is a traditionally styled home or a living space which is more contemporary.
  2. Measure before you buy - you don’t want to get excited for your carpet runner to be delivered, set out all of your equipment to find that you’ve ordered a runner which is too small. Measuring your stairs is a great way to estimate how much you will need to order. 
  3. Paint the base before you start installation - this may sound like an obvious tip, but make sure that the base of your staircase is in tip-top condition before installing your runner. You will find it difficult to add touches of paint once the runner is installed. 
  4. Add underlay - if you want your carpet runner to feel plush underfoot for an added luxurious feel, then you should add thick underlay to your stairs before installing. 
  5. Rods or no rods? - it’s a decision that only you can make, but having stair rods installed on your stair runner can give your stairway a professional and refined look which your visitors will be envious of. 

How to clean your carpet runner

With everyday wear and tear, you will find that as time passes your carpet runner may start to look tired – so what are the best ways to clean your carpet runner and revive some life into your stairway? There are a few ways which you can clean your carpet runner and we’re here to help show you all the possible ways to make your carpet runner sparkle. 

Vacuum - This is probably part of your everyday cleaning routine, but spending a little extra time on vacuuming your stair runner can work wonders. Vacuuming will help clean any dirt fibers which can get trodden into the runner by loosening them and sucking them up. 

Carpet cleaning solution - If you have neglected your carpet runner for some time, this may be an option which will work for you. Many commercial carpet cleaners can help you breathe new life into a carpet runner. The best part is that there are many options available and you will be able to find a cleaning solution in your local supermarket. 

How to get red wine out of a carpet

Many of you will know the fear of spilling red wine on a cream carpet and the panic which follows. Here at runrug.com, we have created a guide to help you get the stain from your carpet which you can follow easily (and even after a few glasses of wine). Within our how to get red wine out of your carpet guide you will find tips and tricks which you may not have heard of before which are effective. 

The ultimate pet owners carpet guide

If you don’t want your visitors to widen their eyes and flare their nostrils when they come into your home because of the pet hair which is trodden into the carpet – then you should check out our pet carpet guide. Here you will find the top tips and tricks for pet owners on how to tackle the challenges which come with owning a pet and making sure that they don’t ruin your carpet. The ultimate urine, poop and flea removal guide is waiting for you. 

How to get oil out of your carpet

Spillages aren’t ideal, but they happen. If you have spilt oil on your carpet and need to get it out, we have you covered. Oil and grease can be tricky to try and get out of your carpet but we like a challenge, and wanted to share our tips and tricks with you. Check out our how to get oil out of your carpet guide here at runrug.com today. You can thank us later. 

How to get paint out of your carpet

Here at runrug.com, we have created a guide to help you get both oil-based and water-based paints out of your precious carpet. Don’t worry! There are ways of getting the paint out and our easy to follow how to get paint out of your carpet is here to tell you exactly how. 

How to get nail varnish out of your carpet

We feel your panic on this one! Why is it always the brightest colors that you seem to knock over? Trying to get nail varnish out of your carpet can feel like an impossible task but here at runrug.com, we have created a how to get nail varnish out of your carpet guide for you to consult during those panic stricken moments. We have a range of methods for you to try all before your husband comes home (we’re sure one of them will work). 

How to get wax out of your carpet

Have you ever blown a candle out with too much force and had the wax spill over onto the carpet? Of course you have, who hasn’t? Well, here at rurug.com we’re here to save the day with our how to get wax out of your carpet guide. Here you will find a selection of tried and tested methods of trying to remove wax from your carpet. Browse through the 5 effective methods of removing that stubborn wax today. 

How to get mud out of your carpet

The children will blame the dog, and the dog would blame the children if they could – but what do you do when you have mud on your carpet? We have created a guide for you with all of our tips for how to get mud out of your carpet (which involves having a cup of tea, don’t believe us? Have a look for yourself) Don’t worry – we will help you scrub your carpet clean again.

How to get make up out of your carpet

We don’t know how it happens either, but it does and it's enough to ruin anyone’s day. Realizing that you’ve got makeup in your carpet is painful, but we’re here to help you get rid of it with our how to get make up out of your carpet guide here at runrug.com. Whether you’ve spilt foundation or dropped your mascara, we have the tips you need to get rid of it with ease. 

How to get chewing gum out of your carpet

The one time you let your little one have chewing gum, it always manages to get stuck in the carpet. Here at runrug.com, we have come up with a useful how to get chewing gum out of your carpet guide for you to consult when the inevitable happens. From the famous ice cube method to using a hairdryer, we have compiled all of the methods which we know work. 

Everyday carpet care tips


Vacuum high traffic areas regularly and thoroughly.

Place doormats at the entrance of your home.

Leave your shoes at the door. 

Try to keep the carpet out of excessive direct sunlight.

Rearrange your furniture regularly so that you don’t have delve marks. 

Tackle any stains and marks quickly. 

Deep clean your carpets yearly.