RUG CARE

Welcome to the world of
Rugged Carpets

Thank you for investing in a Beautiful Hand Crafted Artistic masterpiece specially made for you. We would like to advice you some basics on your beautiful Hand Made Rug and also advice you on how to take special care of it to make it last for years and years to come.

Shedding

You may experience shedding with a new rug – the amount and duration of shedding is different from one rug type to another. Tufted rugs have more potential to shed than others due to the type of construction, but the amount of shedding will lessen over time and after a few months a few months the shedding should stop. With usage, as the top layers of pile break (in most cases wool), it begins to looks shinier and smoother, and with light exposure, the colors look more harmonious. In fact, with proper use, hand-made rugs generally become more valuable.

Rotate Your RUG and Sunlight

Rotating your carpet (area rug) one or two times per year is helpful in keeping heavy traffic marks to a minimum. Sunlight ensures that your Beautiful Rug is saved from insects. Putting your Rug in the sun will help your Rug remain cleaner and Healthier. The sunlight also kills small insects which might have penetrated in. Also soft cups can be placed under furniture leg to prevent permanent in. Also soft cups can be placed under furniture legs to prevent permanent dents in the pile. When you move Furnishings, try to follow direction of the pile. Furnishing, try to follow direction of the pile.

Rugs
Vacuuming

As a part of regular maintenance and to keep dust mites from settling in, vacuum at least 3-4 times per month. Avoid using beater bars as they are very hard on your rugs. Vacuuming in the direction of the pile will help to prevent additional dirt and dust from settling farther into the pile. Vacuuming against the direction of the pile or sideways will brush and lift the pile. We recommend that you vacuum in at least in at least two directions, starting with moving in the direction of the pile. Limit how often you vacuum the fringe, particularly if your vacuum has a brush or beater bar. When needed, use suction only.

Beating and Vacuuming the Back of Your RUG

In addition to regularly vacuuming the face of your rug, every six to twelve month it is advisable to vacuum the back of the rug. This process can most easily be achieved by folding the rug in half, vacuuming and beating the back, returning the area rug t its original position to vacuum the face and repeating this process for the other half.

Professional
Cleaning

It is recommended that you have your rugs professionally cleaned every two to three years or as necessary. If you have a spill or a pet stain that is difficult to remove, get the rug treated by a professional as soon as possible. In most cases professional cleaning will help. Professional cleaning will help. Professional cleaning will also help keep your rug heathy and lustrous.

A Step by Step Cleaning Guide

When spills occur, it is important that they are cleaned up immediately!
Here is a guide to help make your job easier

  • Step 1 – Scoop up solids with a knife or spoon.
  • Step 2 – Blot up liquids by applying pressure with white paper towels or tissues.
  • Step 3 – Determine the method of stain removal from the chart.
  • Step 4- Before treating the stain, test the treatments on an inconspicuous part of the carpet for possible color change.
  • Step 5 – With blotting or dabbing motion, work inwards from the edge of the stain to prevent it spreading
  • Step 6 – Do not rub the carpet pile during the stain removal or rinsing stages.
  • Step 7 – When attempting to remove stains, ensure that the carpet is dry before proceeding to the next step of the treatment.
  • Step 8 – Rinse by applying clear, tepid tap water using a clean cloth or sponge.
  • Step 9 – Once the stain has been removed, blot up moisture by applying pressure with white paper towels or tissues.
  • Step 10 – Do not walk on the carpets until dry.

Stain Checklist and Treatments

The following table lists some common stains and the recommended treatments. Please refer to the corresponding number in the ‘’how to treat stains’’list for the appropriate treatments type. Treatment stains in the recommended order where applicable.

How to Treat Stains

TREATMENT (CLEANING AGENT)

  1. Solution of one teaspoon of approved wool detergent with one tea spoon of white vinegar and one liter of warm water.
  2. Dry-cleaning fluid, lighter fuel or mineral turpentine.

Caution: Ensure that no flame or lighted cigarette is near, and use in a well-ventilated area.

  1. Mineral turpentine .Its effectiveness is increased if mixed with an equal quantity of dry-cleaning fluid

Caution: Ensure that no flame or lighted cigarette is near, and use in a well- ventilated area.

  1. Denatured ethanol Caution: Ensure that no flame or lighted cigarette is near and use a well-ventilated area.
  2. Hydrogen peroxide (20 volumes). Dilute 1 part to 10 parts cold water .Caution Do not use on dark or patterned fabric.
  3. Dye stripper. Dilute 1 part to 50 parts cold water.

Caution : Do not use on dark or patterned fabric.

  1. Chewing gum remover(freezing agent).
  2. Nail polish remover(freezing agent)
  3. Clean warm (not hot) water.
  4. Cold water.
  5. Weak solution of white vinegar or lemon juice with cold water.
  6. Absorbent powder (e.g. salt or talc). Sprinkle on the spillage, leave overnight and vacuum next day.