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Rug Care Guide

Once you’ve found rug perfection, you’ll want to keep it looking new for as long as possible. If you spend just a few minutes per week preening and grooming you rug, you’ll keep that “showroom” appeal. On opening, re-roll your rug pile out and leave in a warm room for 24 hours before putting in place. This will help to reduce wrinkles and curling from packing.

 

Vacuuming


If you've chosen a rug that is suitable to be vacuumed, we recommend to do so every other week with a suction type vacuum to prevent dirt filtering into the pile where it can cause damage the fibre, look and feel of the rug. If your rug has a fringe, avoid hovering the the fringe as this can cause the fringe to pull and unravel.


To avoid damage such as the colour fading from sunlight, rotate your rug weekly, so that it’s not affected by direct sunlight.


You should never use a rotating brush cleaner, as this can cause damage to the backing and loosen threads.

 

Spills


It’s going to happen at some point, wine, tea or coffee will be spilt on your rug centrepiece. Grab a clean white cloth or paper towel and dab the spilt liquid. Do Not Rub, this will cause the spillage to spread.


We then recommend Flair Rugs Stain Wipes available to purchase in store


Take hold of the wipe and remove from the pack. Simply wipe the stain to clean thoroughly then throw away the used wipe. The blotting action lifts the spillage. It is not like other products which sometimes mix the stain into the carpet fibres.


Alternatively you can dab with a carpet cleaner until the stain has been removed, pat excess moisture with a paper towel and allow to dry. On stubborn stains, particularly dark stains on a light coloured rug, the cleaning process will need to be repeated.


NEVER use spot cleaner on a wool rug, this will “set” the stain, making it impossible to remove.


The the materials below should always be kept away from fire. Please check the care instructions of your rug, to keep it looking new and protected from any damage.

 

Wool Rugs


Some loss or ‘balling’ of surface fibres is normal on new wool rugs and is not a defect. This should reduce with normal use and regular cleaning, with a hand brush. Do not vacuum . Use a slip-resist pad to help keep your rug in place and provide additional protection for hard floors . Before using any cleaning products on your rug, test an inconspicuous area first for colour fastness. Do not pull any loose threads please cut loose threads carefully with scissors to remove. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight as this may cause fading of some dyes. Turn your rug regularly to ensure even wear. Clean spills immediately by blotting with a clean dry white cloth (Do Not Rub).

 

Shaggy Rugs


Use a slip-resist pad to help keep your rug in place and provide additional protection for hard floors. Before using any cleaning products on your rug, test an inconspicuous area first for colour fastness. Do not pull any loose threads, please cut loose threads carefully with scissors to remove.


Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight as this may cause fading of some dyes. Turn your rug regularly to ensure even wear. Clean spills immediately by blotting with a clean dry white cloth (Do Not Rub). A small amount of fibre loss is normal on a new rug. Latex is used in the making of this rug. To clean shake upside down, do not vacuum.

 

Polyester


Use a slip-resist pad to help keep your rug in place and provide additional protection for hard floors. Before using any cleaning products on your rug, test an inconspicuous area first for colour fastness. Do not pull any loose threads, please cut loose threads carefully with scissors to remove. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight as this may cause fading of some dyes. Turn your rug regularly to ensure even wear. Clean spills immediately by blotting with a clean dry white cloth (Do Not Rub).

A small amount of fibre loss is normal on a new rug. Latex is used in the making of this rug. May be carefully vacuumed using a floor or brush attachment. 

 

Cotton Rugs


A small amount of fibre loss is normal on a new rug. Use a slip-resist pad to help keep your rug in place and provide additional protection for hard floors. Before using any cleaning products on your rug, test an inconspicuous area first for colour fastness . Do not pull any loose threads please cut loose threads carefully with scissors to remove. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight as this may cause fading of some dyes. Turn your rug regularly to ensure even wear.

 

Clean spills immediately by blotting with a clean dry white cloth (Do Not Rub). Latex is used in the making of this rug. May be carefully vacuumed using a floor or brush attachment.

 

Jute / Natural Fibre Rugs


Use a slip-resist pad to help keep your rug in place and provide additional protection for hard floors. Before using any cleaning products on your rug, test an inconspicuous area first for colour fastness. Do not pull any loose threads please cut loose threads carefully with scissors to remove. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight as this may cause fading of some dyes. Turn your rug regularly to ensure even wear. Clean spills immediately by blotting with a clean dry white cloth (Do Not Rub).


A small amount of fibre loss is normal on a new rug. May be carefully vacuumed using a floor or brush attachment. Colours may vary due to natural fibres. 

 

Acrylic Rugs


Use a slip-resist pad to help keep your rug in place and provide additional protection for hard floors. Before using any cleaning products on your rug, test an inconspicuous area first for colour fastness. Do not pull any loose threads please cut carefully loose threads with scissors to remove. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight as this may cause fading of some dyes. Turn your rug regularly to ensure even wear. Clean spills immediately by blotting with a clean dry white cloth (Do Not Rub).


A small amount of fibre loss is normal on a new rug. Latex is used in the making of this rug. May be carefully vacuumed using a floor or brush attachment. 

 

Nylon Rugs


Before using any cleaning products on your rug, test an inconspicuous area first for colour fastness. Do not pull any loose threads, please cut loose threads carefully with scissors to remove. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight as this may cause fading of some dyes. Turn your rug regularly to ensure even wear. Clean spills immediately by blotting with a clean dry white cloth (Do Not Rub). A small amount of fibre loss is normal on a new rug. Latex is used in the making of this rug. May be carefully vacuumed using a floor or brush attachment. Washable at 30°c Gentle Cycle. ALWAYS seek professional cleaning advice for stains. 


  • Do not Bleach
  • Do not Tumble Dry
  • Do not Iron
  • Do not Dry Clean


Polypropylene Rugs


Use a slip-resist pad to help keep your rug in place and provide additional protection for hard floors. Before using any cleaning products on your rug, test an inconspicuous area first for colour fastness. Do not pull any loose threads, please cut carefully with scissors to remove. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight as this may cause fading of some dyes. Turn your rug regularly to ensure even wear. Clean spills immediately by blotting with a clean dry white cloth (Do Not Rub). A small amount of fibre loss is normal on a new rug. Latex is used in the making of this rug. May be carefully vacuumed using a floor or brush attachment.