A very Merry Christmas to all of you today! Whether you were woken up by excited kids early this morning, or you've enjoyed a nice leisurely start to the day, we hope the rest of your day continues to be a magical one.
1. Your Regular Clean
- Ensure that the vacuum cleaner's beater bar is turned off to prevent damage to the delicate fibers.
- Rotate the rug periodically to distribute wear evenly across its surface.
2. Use an Underlay
Place a high-quality rug underlay/pad beneath your handmade rug to provide additional support and prevent slipping. Underlay also acts as a barrier between the rug and the floor, reducing the risk of abrasion and damage to the fibres.
3. Act FAST for spills and stains
Act promptly when spills occur. Blot the stain with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel to absorb as much liquid as possible. Avoid rubbing the stain, as it may push the spill deeper into the fibres. Use a a little washing up liquid and warm water to then dab/ blot the spill further.
If you think there is still a stain remaining after these little tricks, reach out for a professional hand clean. It is always worth it!
4. Roll and Store:
If it is simply giving you too much anxiety to leave your handmade rugs out during a busy time, or if you are having a party, we would recommend rolling the rug and storing it for the time being. Tips for storage:
- Roll it tightly with the pile facing inward to protect against dust
- Use a breathable fabric to wrap the rolled rug and store it in a cool, dry place. Avoid basements or attics with extreme temperature variations.
By incorporating these practices into your rug care routine, you can safeguard the beauty and value of your handmade rug during this busy season. However, do remember that handmade rugs are made from natural fibres which are incredibly hardwearing. They can withstand more than you think! So enjoy them and show them off to your guests.
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Happy Christmas everyone!