Endless Knot loves the way a bold rug can bring your space together. We also know that quality wool or silk carpet will last forever. Hand-knotted rugs can last a lifetime.
Rugs made from wool fibers are stain-resistant and can be used in high-traffic areas such as entryways. Silk fibers can be knotted densely to create a strong, detailed design.
These are the best routine care and special care tips to ensure your rug is in its best condition.
Vacuum Or Sweep Your Rug Using Only Suction.
If given the opportunity, dirt, dust, or other grit can easily penetrate your rug’s fibers. Their abrasive texture could eventually cause your rug to lose its pile, also known as fiber density. This can lead to a worn and faded look.
Regular vacuuming and sweeping your carpet is the best way to avoid this. This is especially important if you have a carpet that gets a lot of traffic.
Never vacuum your rug with the beater brush or bristles. They will only remove a fraction of your rug’s fibers each time you pass it. This can cause the carpet to become completely unusable over time. Use only the suction attachment. If your rug is very delicate or fine, you might consider sweeping it instead.
Keep Your Rug Oiled To Prevent It From Fading Unevenly And Wear
Even the most vibrant rugs can fade with the sun’s ultraviolet light, especially in an era when natural light is more popular in offices. Modern windows have low-emissivity coatings that reduce the infrared or ultraviolet light that passes through them. However, this doesn’t completely eliminate the problem.
A rug can be damaged quickly by traffic patterns and UV light. If the same area of carpet is used repeatedly, it will eventually become a patchy color.
Rotating your rug 180 degrees every three to four months is the best way for you to protect it from sunburn and other human traffic. Your carpet’s appearance will be greatly improved by this quarterly rotation.
Spills Must Be Cleaned Up Immediately
Clean up liquids or food that spill onto your rug as soon as you can. It will be more difficult to clean up a spillage that has been allowed to soak into the carpet for a longer time.
Blot up any liquid immediately, making sure to not rub the spillage into the rug’s fibers. Then, you can spot clean the area from the edges to the center using a damp (but not soaking wet) cloth.
Avoid using soaps or other cleaning products as they can cause permanent discoloration and alter the rug’s dyes.
To Prevent Mold And Odor
You can prevent dry rot and mold by keeping excess moisture out of your rug.
You can absorb small spillages or wet footprints with a towel, and then allow the rug to dry flat. If the rug has been saturated by large spillages, it will be necessary to raise the wet area until it dries completely.
Get Your Rug Professionally Cleaned Every Few Years
We recommend that your rug such as custom rugs with logo be professionally cleaned. You should send your carpet to a professional who has experience cleaning fine rugs. You must ensure that your rug is not dried or steam-cleaned in order to maintain proper cleanliness and prevent colors from fading or bleeding.