Rug Care & Maintenance Tips

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General Tips
  • Rotate your rug every six months to reduce uneven wear and tear
  • Use a rug pad to extend the life of your rug, prevent sliding and to protect your floors
  • Have your rugs professionally cleaned every three to six years, depending on the level of use


Vacuuming
  • Lightly vacuum once or twice a week. Use the hard floor attachment and the lightest possible setting
  • Avoid powerful vacuums that may pull fibres loose from the base of the rug
  • Vacuum the base of your rug occasionally, as dirt can accumulate here as well


Spill and Stains
  • Blot spills with a paper towel or colourless cloth, and do not wipe or scrub
  • When spills may cause a stain, you can immediately apply a small amount of mild soap and warm water
  • Blot excess liquid with paper towel or colourless cloth, removing as much soap as possible as residue can act as a magnet for dirt
  • Make sure you choose a very mild soap free from any bleach or hydrogen peroxide
  • In most cases, warm water and a small amount of soap will take care of spills if attended to quickly
  • For further cleaning tips, please contact your rug cleaning professional
  • Easy Care Options Non-shed (less vacuuming): microfibre, polypropylene
  • Low shed (less vacuuming): short pile acrylic (City), vintage wool (see Handmade catalogue for more information)
  • Spill and stain resistant (less cleaning): polypropylene, acrylic
  • Dirt resistant (easy to clean): sisal
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