2 new rugs, which vacuum to use?
I've never had area rugs before. I now have have a used Karastan wool, a new, inexpensive Oriental-looking synthetic, and a new hand-tufted wool. I have an Electrolux Silverado Deluxe canister vac w/ power nozzle from the 1980's, and an Electrolux Regency upright (it was used when I got it). The switch on the upright shows "off", "floor", and "carpet". I used it on the Karastan when I first brought it home. I think I set it to "carpet" and it ended up getting clogged by wool fibers. The rug looks fine though. Is either of these vacuums ok to use on the rugs? The rugs weren't expensive but I want them to last as long as possible. I put the waffle looking pads under the rugs. The package says they're guaranteed not to damage wood floors. I hope that's correct.