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Care + Cleaning Tips

Special care recommendations to preserve beauty and longevity.

Regular Vacuuming

Vacuum the rug regularly to remove dust, dirt, and debris.

Use a vacuum cleaner with a brushless suction head or a handheld vacuum with a soft brush attachment. Gently vacuum in the direction of the pile to avoid causing damage.

Spot Cleaning

Deal with spills and stains immediately to prevent them from setting into the fibers.

Blot the affected area with a clean, white cloth or paper towel to absorb as much liquid as possible. Avoid rubbing the stain, as it may cause it to spread.

For water-soluble stains, use a mild detergent mixed with water and gently dab the area. For oil-based stains, use a dry cleaning solvent or consult a professional cleaner.

Professional Cleaning

It's recommended to have your hand-knotted Oushak rug professionally cleaned every 1-3 years, depending on its usage and soiling.

Professional cleaners have the expertise and equipment to deep clean the rug without causing damage. They can also address any specific issues, such as pet odors or stubborn stains.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Harsh chemicals, bleach, or strong cleaning agents can damage the fibers and colors of the rug.

Stick to mild, gentle cleaning solutions specifically formulated for wool or delicate textiles. Test any cleaning solution on a small, inconspicuous area of the rug before applying it to the entire stain or soiled area.

Air-Drying and Avoiding Direct Sunlight

If you need to clean the entire rug, avoid soaking it in water.

Instead, opt for professional cleaning or gentle surface cleaning methods. After spot cleaning or professional cleaning, ensure the rug is thoroughly air-dried before placing it back in its original location. Avoid direct sunlight during the drying process, as it can cause color fading or distortion.

Rotate the Rug

Regularly rotate your Oushak rug to ensure even wear and fading.

This helps prevent specific areas from becoming excessively worn or faded due to foot traffic or exposure to sunlight.

Use Rug Padding

Place a rug pad underneath your Oushak rug to provide cushioning, prevent slipping, and protect the rug's foundation.

Rug padding also helps distribute the weight of furniture evenly, minimizing the risk of indentations or damage.

Professional Restoration

If your Oushak rug has significant damage, such as loose threads, unraveling edges, or tears, consult a professional rug restorer or repair specialist.

They can assess the condition of the rug and provide appropriate repairs to restore its integrity.

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Remember, hand-knotted Oushak rugs are valuable and delicate pieces, so it's crucial to exercise caution when cleaning them.

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