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The Art of Rug Care

Updated: Aug 11, 2023



Hand-knotted rugs are more than just home decor; they are intricate works of art that deserve special care and attention.

We have compiled a list of essential care tips to ensure that your beloved hand-knotted rug retains its beauty and longevity for years. Whether you have a treasured family heirloom or a recently acquired masterpiece, these guidelines will help you maintain its pristine condition.


For more in-depth care suggestions and detailed information, visit our comprehensive rug care page.



 

Tips for Preserving the Beauty of Hand-Knotted Rugs

Regular Vacuuming:

Regular vacuuming is the cornerstone of rug maintenance.

  • Gently vacuum your hand-knotted rug weekly to remove loose dirt, dust, and debris.

  • Use a vacuum cleaner with a beater bar or rotating brush, but ensure the settings are suitable for delicate rugs.

  • Take extra care when vacuuming the fringes to avoid any accidental damage.


Rotate for Even Wear:

To prevent uneven wear and fading, rotate your hand-knotted rug periodically.

  • High-traffic areas tend to experience more wear, so rotating the rug every six months will distribute the foot traffic and sunlight exposure evenly, ensuring a longer lifespan for your rug.


Protect from Direct Sunlight:

Sunlight can cause irreversible damage to the fibers of your hand-knotted rug, leading to fading and deterioration over time.

  • Protect your rug using curtains, blinds, or UV-blocking window film to minimize direct exposure to sunlight.

  • Rotate the rug periodically to ensure all sections receive equal sunlight exposure.


Attend to Spills Immediately:

Accidents happen, but swift action can prevent a spill from becoming a permanent stain.

  • Blot any liquid spills immediately using a clean, white cloth or paper towel.

  • Avoid rubbing or scrubbing the area, as this can spread the stain or damage the fibers.

  • Refer to our rug care page for more detailed instructions on handling specific stains.



Professional Cleaning:

While regular vacuuming is essential, professional cleaning is necessary to deep-clean and rejuvenate your hand-knotted rug.

  • Engage the services of a professional rug cleaner experienced in handling delicate rugs. They will use specialized techniques and equipment to remove embedded dirt, restore vibrancy, and ensure proper care without causing damage.


Avoid DIY Cleaning Methods:

Hand-knotted rugs require delicate handling, and DIY cleaning methods may do more harm than good.

  • Avoid harsh chemicals, steam cleaners, or excessive water, as these can damage the fibers or lead to mold and mildew growth.

  • Always refer to the manufacturer's guidelines or consult a professional rug cleaner for specific care instructions.


 

Take the time and experience enduring beauty and a touch of timeless elegance.


Caring for your hand-knotted rug is an investment in preserving its beauty, quality, and longevity. By following these essential care tips, you can ensure that your cherished rug remains a focal point of your home for generations to come.


Remember, these tips serve as a general guide, and for more comprehensive care suggestions and detailed information, we encourage you to visit our rug care page.


 

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