Caring For Your Investment - Rug Cleaning

Handmade (hand-knotted) rugs are works of art and in many cases are generational investments. Proper care is essential for long lasting beauty and enjoyment of your rugs. Wool is a strong and resilient fiber, one of the strongest and most durable of all fibers. This means that your rug can take a great deal of wear without damage. For the most part, you will only need to do regular vacuuming and spot cleaning of spills to keep your rug looking lovely for several years.

Every 8-10 years you will want to have your rug professionally cleaned. Doing so will bring out the natural beauty of the rug that will closely match the look it had when you first purchased it. The rug will most likely be softer and the patina over time heightens the inherent artistry of the piece. See the video below which shows the "immersion" process for cleaning rugs.

We want to extend a special thanks to Zach Reets and David Bunten, of Champion Cleaning . Copyright 2010 for their excellent video series.


Anonymous said...

What is the best way to clean and maintain shag rugs?

NW much more said...

Thanks for visiting our blog. Great question. Shag rugs are quite popular again. There are a few variables to consider, most importantly the material the rug is made of and the type of backing. Also whether you want to spot clean or do an overall cleaning of the entire rug. Then there is general care.

Rather than give you a quick and/or incomplete answer here, check back tomorrow for a full explanation in a blog post where we will cover the several types of rugs and methods. We will post a link here in the comments when we upload it so you will get a notice when it is posted. Suffice to say, it isn't as difficult as you may think.

NW much more said...

New blog post that hopefully answers the question - "How do I clean a shag rug?"