Rug Care

Wool Rug Care & Maintenance

Wool rugs are arguably the most durable types of rugs because wool fibers are strong, and tend to repel stains and water. They also hold up well in high-traffic areas— whether it’s a wall-to-wall rug in your living room, or a long, welcoming runner rug in your hallways. If you want to keep dirt at bay in high traffic areas, implement a “shoes off” policy in your home to keep outside dirt from being tracked in. Wherever you place your rug, make sure you use a rug pad underneath. Rug pads help buffer rugs from wear and tear, provide traction so your rug doesn’t slide out of place, and offer extra insulation.

PLACEMENT:

VACUUMING:

When it comes to vacuuming your wool rug, easy does it. Use a vacuum with no beater bar to gently clean your wool rug 2-4 times a month. While beater bars are great for lifting dirt out of synthetic fibers, they’re very harsh on wool, which sheds easily.

SHEDDING:

If you’ve invested in a beautiful new wool rug only to be faced with tumbleweeds of shedding wool fibers, do not be dismayed! Shedding for wool rugs is very normal, and does not indicate a poorly-made or low-quality rug. Your wool rug will shed the most when it is brand new, and then shed less and less after a few months of being in your home. Remember: over-vacuuming will only increase rug shedding and damage the wool fibers.