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.
- 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.
- 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.