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Rug Care Instructions

Flat-weave rugs like ours offer a very charming look on any floor, so it's important to take care of them. Like with most handmade items, if properly cared for, they can last many years. 

 

Rug Pad 

  • We recommend using a non-slip rug pad to prevent dangerous slipping and wrinkles within the rug. 
  • Make sure to cut an inch on each side of the rug so the rug pad doesn't show. 

General Cleaning tips 

  • For smaller rugs (4' x 6' and smaller), take outside and shake it out. 
  • For larger rugs (5' x 7' and larger), vacuum once per week. Do not use the beater bar as it can pull the wool fibers out. 
  • Rotate or flip the rug every 3 months so there is equal wear on both sides. 
  • The safest method for cleaning rugs is to roll them up and take them to a dry cleaners for special cleaning. 

 

Spot Cleaning 

Blot 

  • Do NOT rub the stain as it pushes the spill deeper into the fibers. Rather, blot the stain with a thick paper towel using the heel of your hand. Remember: Blot = Happy rug. Rub = sad rug. 
  • After the stain has been blotted, use cold water with a super soft brush if necessary. Blot dry with a towel. 90% of all stains will come clean without using anything but cold water. 

Soapy water cleans most stains

  • Mix a few drops of eco-friendly hand-dishwashing soap in water. 
  • After rubbing the stain with soapy water, blot clean with a wet towel. Then blot with a dry towel. 
  • Any time rug remains wet after cleaning, put rug in well-ventilated area. 

 

Removing tough stains

Stain type: Blood, berries, candy, chocolate, coffee, soft drinks. 

  • If blotting and soapy water doesn't fully clean the stain, dab hydrogen peroxide on stain as it bleaches the stain without breaking down the wool fibers. 

Stain type: Mud

  • Allow mud to dry, break off pieces then vacuum. Rinse with soapy water, then go to hydrogen peroxide if necessary.

Alkaline stain: pet urine or beer 

  • White vinegar, a mild acid, neutralizes alkaline spills.  

  • After blotting, using soapy water, dab a towel on stain that contains water and white vinegar. Repeat until stain diminishes. 

Acidic Stain:  Ketchup, cough syrup, mixed-drinks, soy sauce, water color paints. 

  • Club soda. It can work wonders on acidic stains, just make sure to blot dry after applying so it doesn't leave the rug wet and cause it to mold.