Taking care of your rug
TAKING CARE OF YOUR RUG
The life length of a rug depends on how you take care and look after it. Vacuum your rug at least a couple of times a month without the brush head. When you unpack your rug, there can eventually be some fold that has been caused due to packaging. When you put your rug on the floor the fold will disappear after a few days. Always use a high quality rug underlay, also known as a rug pad, to minimize wear and avoid the rug leaving marks on the floor. The rug always has to be absolutely dry when lying on the floor. Turn the rug regularly to minimize sun bleaching and uneven wear.
A wool rug is easier to take care of than rugs in other materials since it has a natural impregnation in their fibers. If you spill on the rug, wipe up excess liquid as soon as possible. Don’t rub, then there is actually a chance of getting the stain into the fiber of the fabric. Treat the stain immediately with a slightly wet cloth with a small amount of soap. Just use a little bit of water and wipe carefully on the stain. Finish with some luke warm water and use a dry cloth afterwards. If you can’t remove the stain with this method, hand the rug in to a professional rug cleaning service.
A shaggy rug need a more thorough vacuum so that dirt there is deeper down in the pile disappear. Even if it doesn’t look dirty, make vacuuming a regular maintenance. Vacuum in the direction of the pile and lift the nozzle after every move. You can also turn the rug upside down and whip the backside so that dirt deep in the pile can come out.