A rug is a wonderful addition to your interior. It can add cosiness and warmth to a room, but over time it can also collect dirt and stains. It is important to clean your rug regularly to keep it looking fresh and like new. In this blog, we will cover different aspects of rug cleaning, from cleaning a wool rug to removing stubborn stains. Read on and find out how to get your rug completely clean again!
How do you clean a stain on your rug?
Making a stain is very easy, but removing it can sometimes be a bit trickier. Fortunately, there are several effective methods to remove stains and make your rug look like new again. Here are a few tips for removing stains from a rug.
- Quick action: It is important to act as soon as possible after a stain appears on your rug. The longer you wait, the more difficult it can be to remove the stain completely.
- Dab the stain: Use a clean cloth or kitchen paper to gently dab the stain. Do this without rubbing as this may spread the stain further. Also, always try to work from the outer edge of the stain towards the centre. This will prevent the stain from spreading further.
- Use a suitable detergent: Choose a detergent that is suitable for the type of stain and the material of your rug. There are several options available, such as carpet cleaners, stain removers or homemade solutions such as mixtures of water and mild detergent or vinegar.
Note! Before using a cleaner, it is wise to test it on an inconspicuous area of the rug first. This will allow you to check that the cleaner does not cause discolouration or damage.
Cleaning a high-pile rug
High-pile rugs feel wonderfully soft and comfortable, but they can also hold more dirt and dust than other types of rugs. When you get to work cleaning your high-pile rug, it is recommended to use a smooth suction nozzle.
It is important to remember that a clean rug is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also helps extend the life of your rug. So make sure you pay regular attention to cleaning your rug so that it not only looks fresh, but also stays in optimal condition.
How do you clean a woollen rug?
Wool rugs are beautiful and durable, but they do require some extra care when cleaning. It is important to know that wool is sensitive to harsh cleaning agents and heat. Therefore, it is advisable to proceed with caution and use mild cleaning methods.
To prevent your wool rug from getting dirty and stained, it is important to vacuum it thoroughly on a regular basis, at least once a week. When doing so, remember to turn the rug over and also clear the underside of dust and dirt. Over time, accumulated dirt and dust can affect the quality of your rug, making it very important to clean your (woollen) rug.
Nowadays, most modern hoovers have different brush attachments, which is very good news! With these, even the finest dust can be effectively removed from your rug. It is recommended to gently go over the rug with a soft brush attachment so that you don’t damage the fibres.
Besides vacuuming your rug regularly, it is also important to take your woollen rug outside once in a while. Give it a few firm shakes and the loose dust and dirt will fall out of your rug. Then hang the rug over a sturdy washing line. That way, you can easily pat out the stubborn dirt using a mat beater. This traditional method still works extremely well!
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Now you’re all about the secrets to keeping your rug clean and radiant. Get started and let your rug shine again like never before! Good to know, if you need advice on how to remove a specific stain or want general tips on cleaning your wool rug, we’re happy to think with you. Contact us here.