The Blue Knot
Rug Care & Maintenance
General Rug Care & Maintenance Instructions For The Blue Knot.
Important Points Of Care, Cleaning & Maintenance Which Are Necessary To Follow During Rug Use:
Always Use a Non-Slip-Pad Or Underlay
Always use a non-slip pad under wall-to-wall rugs. The non-slip pad, a mesh mat that is laid on the floor and simply placed underneath the rug without the need to stick it or sew it to the rug, is vital for the following reasons:
- Secure your rug to the floor and prevent the rug from moving, providing more safety for everyday use.
- To protect the rug from the weight of furniture and provide added thickness, making the rug plusher and more comfortable.
- To keep the rug clean by sending dust or sand and low frictional force generated during vacuum which can be protected from pile damage.
Regular Gentle Vacuuming
By following these simple instructions, your rug will last for many years.
- Regular vacuuming and occasional gentle shaking should keep your rug in ship-shape condition. vacuuming (even without the roller brush) removes most particles from the rug’s pile, which often means removing the various smells that accompany them.
- Vacuum your rug using a low-powered vacuum cleaner, preferably one without a beater brush. If threads are pulled during vacuuming, or any other time do not pull. If you must clean your rug due to stains or spills, please professionally clean.
- When storing your rug, do not fold or put it in an airtight plastic bag, it is advisable to roll with the rug backing showing and wrap it with a cloth for protection.
Clean Spills and Spots Immediately
Prevent long-term stains in the first place by removing them immediately after they occur. The prompt removal of stains/soil marks is necessary to maintain your rug's appearance. If stains are not dealt with immediately, they may become permanent and even a professional cleaner may be unable to help. spills should be cleaned immediately by undertaking the following steps.
Never rub a spill, instead blot any liquids with a dry absorbent white cloth or white paper towel-for many stains, scrubbing them with a diluted water and vinegar mixture normally does the trick.
Some stains may be cleaned with a mild detergent and lukewarm water.
Spot clean as needed using a damp (not wet) cloth with plain water; don’t use soap or cleaning products, as they could damage or fade the rug. If the stain cannot be removed, like a paint, nail polish, or shoe polish, seek specialist advice. do not machine wash rugs.
For a handspun wool rug, remove any solid matter by gently scooping with a rounded spoon. absorb as much of the stain as possible with a clean dry, white towel or cloth. Gently press doesn’t rub working from outside in to avoid spreading. Once the area is completely dry, vacuum. Solid substances should be removed using a flat blade or spatula. afterward, consult a professional.
Test a small area; if the stain remains, use a mild detergent to blot the area or gently rub until the stain starts to lift. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and let air dry.
Placing rugs in direct and continuous sunlight (or to any other intense light such as halogen bulbs) will cause them to fade. It is best to avoid placing a rug in direct sunlight (or high intense light) if possible. Fading will happen slowly over time, and this bleaching effect will permanently damage your rug. It occurs more obviously with darker-colored rugs and natural fibers. Also, some colors may transfer on light-colored surfaces.
Be aware that some heavy furniture can mark and flatten the pile in rugs, causing irreversible damage. Some heavy or sharp-edged furniture pieces, or constant moving of furniture, can pull the rug out of shape so it appears less square. In such conditions use rug protectors under the legs of heavy furniture to avoid flattening of your rug pile.
Please do not apply any stain-resistant/fiber-guard on our hand tufted rugs. it may damage the rug's softness, texture, and durability. According to our earlier testing reports, fiber-guarding was not successful for tufted woolen piles and also affected some ideal properties of our woolen rugs.
PROFESSIONAL RUG CLEANING ONCE EVERY 6-12 MONTHS
Rugs and carpets trap allergens and bacteria, aggravating allergies and increasing the chance of contracting colds and flu. The easiest way to improve indoor air quality is to clean the allergens and bacteria from your carpet. Dirt and grit abrade the fibers of your rug or carpet, decreasing its longevity and degrading the color. Don’t let hidden soil grind the beauty out of your carpet.
Try to have your rugs professionally cleaned once every 6-12 months, using a professional carpet/rug cleaner. Although vacuuming can remove some dirt, professional cleaning is much more effective. Professional cleaning should be carried out only by a reputable company, and they should avoid using any shampoos or cleaners with a spirit base.
Use paper towels or a rag to soak up extra liquid, then blot and remove the stain with a dish soap and water solution. dab the area dry.
To remove a red wine stain, blot up extra liquid with a paper towel. Then, mix dish soap, white vinegar, and water to create a stain solution. Spray or dab the stain with the mixture, and blot until the stain is removed.