All of our rugs are 100% hand made.
Following are some tips on how to keep your rug in good
condition, as well as how to clean it and treat common stains
so that you may continue to enjoy, cherish and use your rug
for many, many years to come.
- Care & Cleaning Tips
- Complete Guide
Placing your rug in 3 Steps
1. Receiving your rug
Unfold the rug and lay it out in the space where it will be located.
Your rug may have creases in the spots where it was folded. Once it is fully laid out and over a period of time, the weave will settle down and the creases will completely disappear.
To speed up this process, the easiest thing to do is fold the rug along the same creases, but in the opposite direction, and apply a little pressure.
2. Always use a non-slip pad
The non-slip pad, a mesh mat that is laid on the floor and simply placed underneath the rug without the need to stick it or sew it to the rug, is vital for the following reasons:
SAFETY: It secures your rug to the floor and prevents the rug from moving, providing more safety for everyday use.
PRESERVATION: It protects the rug from the weight of furniture and provides added thickness, making the rug more plush and comfortable.
CLEANING: It helps to keep the rug clean by sending dust and sand (which are abrasive and harmful to the fibers) through the weave and depositing them onto the floor underneath.
3. Placing it
Roll up the rug and set it aside.
Place the non-slip pad (we suggest you use masking tape or another kind of tape to secure the pad while laying the rug and removing the tape when done).
Carefully rest the rolled-up rug at one end of the non-slip pad, and unroll it slowly so that the non-slip pad does not crumple up.
With a pair of scissors, carefully trim the exposed edges of the non-slip pad that are peeking out along the edges of the rug.
Care & Cleaning Tips
Vaccum your rug on a regular basis
It is VERY important for the vacuuming to be gentle and with no friction.
Use the largest attachment tool on the vacuum hose so that the amount of suction is not very strong and make sure that the attachment doesn’t have any kind of brush.
At least once per month, do a more thorough cleaning of your rug by vacuuming both the front and the back side of the rug, and flipping it back over again to vacuum the front a second time.
Direct exposure to sunlight (or to any other intense light such as halogen bulbs) and/or extended periods of time can cause the textile to become discolored (both with your hand-woven rug and any other type of textile, leather, wood, etc.), which is why we suggest that you avoid any direct light exposure or try filtering it with the use of curtains, blinds, shades or screens.
As time goes by and depending on how you use your rug, it’s likely that there will be fibers that will come loose causing some pilling.
Rug specialists should be able to solve this issue, or, another option would be to “shave” the rug by using a hair or beard trimmer, in which case you would need to trim flush with the rug in a very careful manner so as to not damage or ruin the structure of the weave.
The first thing you should always do is react quickly to prevent the stain from drying.
LIQUID STAIN: use white paper towels or a white cloth, going from the edges towards the center of the rug so that the stain doesn’t spread. SOLID STAIN: Use a spoon to scrape off and remove any solid stains.
Prepare a solution of warm water, with a few drops of neutral PH liquid soap special for woolens, and a splash of white vinegar.
Place a white towel between the rug and the floor, to absorb excess liquid.
Apply the preparation with a damp clean sponge directly on the stain, and then clean it with a clean white cloth.
Repeat these steps as many times as necessary, until the stain is removed.
Dry well with a white towel.
When cleaning, both with the sponge and with the towel, do it with gentle vertical movements, without scrubbing, to avoid pilling.
If the stain persists, we suggest a professional cleaning.
Dry clean only
If cleaning is necessary (over a period of time or as a result of stains), we suggest that you solely rely on rug specialists and dry cleaners experienced with and specialized in rugs.
For a more detailed information about placing, care and cleaning, read carefully the guide below:
It is essential that everyone involved with cleaning the house understand the proper way to vacuum and clean your handmade rug.