Caring For Your Rug
Moroccan rugs are made to be super resistant and last a lifetime. Please follow these simple guidelines for taking care of your rug.
For regular care:
Vacuum your rug. Sometimes excess wool will shed when your rug first arrives. This is temporary and will stop with some good consistent vacuuming.
Vacuum your Berber rug frequently. But do not use a vacuum cleaner that has a beater bar or rotating brush on it. This will cause fuzzing, fraying, tearing and shredding. It will ruin Berber carpeting. Your carpet should be cleaned with vacuum that uses suction only. The more suction the better.
Be very gentle when you vacuum. Otherwise, you could damage the fibers. Just remember three words: slow, steady and thorough. Use a vacuum with very good suction. Then you will remove as much deep down dirt as possible.
Our Rugs are Natural self cleaners!
Let it outside and it will eliminate odors all on its own. To eliminate odors and humidity, let it dry in the sun for a day.
Make sure it does not stay wet or humid. If you live in humid weather, make note to let your rug take a trip outside to let the sun do the hard work for you and keep the humidity out of the rug.
Cleaning your rug with water:
You can wash it by hand with laundry soap and rinse it with your garden hose. Then let it fully dry in the sun.
Be careful if you choose to use water to clean your rug. A Berber carpet has a unique weave and can end up holding water, let it dry fully in the sun to prevent mildew.
Spot cleaning tips
Here’s how you can prevent stains. Clean up spills as soon as they happen. Pour a little baking soda on the spot to try to soak up the moisture on the carpet. Wait about 20 seconds, and then vacuum. Repeat the process until the baking soda stops absorbing liquid.
But what if you end up with stains on your carpet because you missed out on cleaning the spill quickly? If so, blot the stains with clean, cold water. You can also try mixing vinegar and water.
If you have access to an industrial washing machine, you can wash it. Use cold water and a delicate cycle. Let it dry in the sun.
If you prefer, you can have it cleaned by by a rug cleaner.