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Product Care

Keeping your rug in tip-top shape is easy—and with these expert tips, it’s even easier. Follow our guide to keep your carpets looking like new and aging with grace.

Quick Fixes

Stain Removal

So, you've spilled something on your rug. Don’t fret! It happens to the best of us. Whether it’s a splash of wine or your kid’s brand new set of markers, there are plenty of ways to prevent and deal with stains. The first thing you’ll need to do is scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spoon. Next, dilute it with water. However, be careful not to soak the stained area, which could cause the stain to spread—and nobody wants that. Using a soft cloth, slowly work the stain from the outside inwards towards the center and continue until the stain is gone.

Stain Removal

So, you've spilled something on your rug. Don’t fret! It happens to the best of us. Whether it’s a splash of wine or your kid’s brand new set of markers, there are plenty of ways to prevent and deal with stains. The first thing you’ll need to do is scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a blunt knife or spoon. Next, dilute it with water. However, be careful not to soak the stained area, which could cause the stain to spread—and nobody wants that. Using a soft cloth, slowly work the stain from the outside inwards towards the center and continue until the stain is gone.

So, your rug has been sitting underneath a piece of heavy furniture for what seems like forever. Now what? Well, you will likely be dealing with a case of the crushed pile. But fret not: we have you covered. All you’ll need is a soft brush and a bit of water. Moisten the area and gently brush the pile until it’s standing upright, the way it’s supposed to be.

Crushed Pile

Crushed Pile

So, your rug has been sitting underneath a piece of heavy furniture for what seems like forever. Now what? Well, you will likely be dealing with a case of the crushed pile. But fret not: we have you covered. All you’ll need is a soft brush and a bit of water. Moisten the area and gently brush the pile until it’s standing upright, the way it’s supposed to be.

Storage

Have a family heirloom or past purchase that’s out of rotation in your home? You’ll want to take care that those unused rugs are tucked away in storage properly. Just like humans, rugs need to breathe. Wrapping it in plastic is a surefire way to suffocate a rug, letting humid conditions wreak havoc and cause mildew or even rot. Instead, wrap your rugs in a breathable fabric and aim to keep it in a dry place.

Storage

Have a family heirloom or past purchase that’s out of rotation in your home? You’ll want to take care that those unused rugs are tucked away in storage properly. Just like humans, rugs need to breathe. Wrapping it in plastic is a surefire way to suffocate a rug, letting humid conditions wreak havoc and cause mildew or even rot. Instead, wrap your rugs in a breathable fabric and aim to keep it in a dry place.

Cleaning and Maintenance

If you’ve invested in a high-quality rug, you’ll also want to invest in a rug pad to make sure it not only looks its best but functions properly, too. Without the necessary padding, your rug will slip, causing it to move around underneath you and creating a recipe for disaster. It will also wear at a much faster rate, especially in higher-traffic areas. In addition to reducing slippage and wear, rug pads also help minimize mold and mildew, keep dirt away from the foundation of the rug and prevent discoloration of your rug and floor. Invest in a good pad to make sure it stays put and keeps looking as good as the day you bought it.

Padding

Padding

If you’ve invested in a high-quality rug, you’ll also want to invest in a rug pad to make sure it not only looks its best but functions properly, too. Without the necessary padding, your rug will slip, causing it to move around underneath you and creating a recipe for disaster. It will also wear at a much faster rate, especially in higher-traffic areas. In addition to reducing slippage and wear, rug pads also help minimize mold and mildew, keep dirt away from the foundation of the rug and prevent discoloration of your rug and floor. Invest in a good pad to make sure it stays put and keeps looking as good as the day you bought it.

Rotation

It may be a tedious task but you’ll want to vacuum your rugs regularly to avoid build-up of dirt and dust. But proceed with caution: err on the side of gentleness, especially if you’re dealing with more delicate materials or a long pile. Avoid specialty nozzles that concentrate suction and be extra careful around fringe and edges.

Rotation

It may be a tedious task but you’ll want to vacuum your rugs regularly to avoid build-up of dirt and dust. But proceed with caution: err on the side of gentleness, especially if you’re dealing with more delicate materials or a long pile. Avoid specialty nozzles that concentrate suction and be extra careful around fringe and edges.

So, your rug has been sitting underneath a piece of heavy furniture for what seems like forever. Now what? Well, you will likely be dealing with a case of the crushed pile. But fret not: we have you covered. All you’ll need is a soft brush and a bit of water. Moisten the area and gently brush the pile until it’s standing upright, the way it’s supposed to be.

Vacumming

Vacumming

So, your rug has been sitting underneath a piece of heavy furniture for what seems like forever. Now what? Well, you will likely be dealing with a case of the crushed pile. But fret not: we have you covered. All you’ll need is a soft brush and a bit of water. Moisten the area and gently brush the pile until it’s standing upright, the way it’s supposed to be.

Beating

In the words of Michael Jackson, just beat it. You don’t need any kind of fancy equipment, machinery or products to maintain your rug the old-fashioned way. Start by taking it outside, then face the pile away from you—unless you’re interested in getting a face full of debris—and shake, shake, shake. Next, double it in half (clotheslines work great for this purpose) and beat the rug from the back. People have been doing it for centuries so you can trust that this cleaning technique is tried, tested and true.

Beating

In the words of Michael Jackson, just beat it. You don’t need any kind of fancy equipment, machinery or products to maintain your rug the old-fashioned way. Start by taking it outside, then face the pile away from you—unless you’re interested in getting a face full of debris—and shake, shake, shake. Next, double it in half (clotheslines work great for this purpose) and beat the rug from the back. People have been doing it for centuries so you can trust that this cleaning technique is tried, tested and true.