On this area rug, you can clearly see where they had their furniture sit over the rug. The traffic areas are much darker than the ends. Cleaning helped remove the dark soil pattern and bring the colors back to life. Having the gold fringe on each end does help with any appearance of soil, however when you have a lighter colored fringe, it can be more difficult to restore its light color. If you have fringe that is fraying, unraveling or permanently discolored, we can replace it for you before we clean it! We offer a variety of colors and lengths. We also can do a single knot or a double knot..