Maintaining Your Rug

Proper care and maintenance will greatly enhance both the beauty and the life of your rug. 

The main maintenance of your rug is to vacuum regularly.  If you have a wool rug, then beater bars are to be avoided as they may damage a rug's foundation and you will find many loose fibers.

Clean spills immediately by blotting (never scrub) with a like colour cloth or sponge.

Professional cleaning is recommended every couple of years.

Rug protectors are recommended for your safety, for the protection of your rug (rugs wear from the back up), for the underlying surfaces and to prevent color transfer.

 

Cowhide Cleaning

Vacuum with head brush in the down position or give rug a shake outside.

You can wipe cowhide smoothly in the direction of the hair with a damp cloth with mild soap and water.

Do not wash in a washing machine or dry clean.

Brushing with a hard plastic brush helps to keep the hair soft and fluffy and helps remove dirt.

For common spills like wine, coffee, tea, juice, food, soup, urine & vomit - soak up spills with a paper towel or sponge immediately.  Remove solid matter with a blunt edge of knife by scraping gently in the direction of the hair.  Then wipe with a damp sponge or cloth using mild soapy solution.  You can wipe & rub the hair vigorously in any direction.  Finally clean with a damp cloth using a diluted 1% white vinegar & 99% water solution, this balances the PH levels and helps eliminate unpleasant odors.

Cowhides do not like to be damp or wet for long periods, please avoid this.  On a sunny day, you can put your cowhide outside with the underside facing the sun to air out.

 

Sheep Skin Cleaning

Machine wash, using mild liquid detergent, spin.

Hand warm minimum wash, using mild liquid detergent.  Spin to remove excess water.

Dry -  Do Not tumble dry.  Dry flat and stretch to shape while still damp.  Dry away from direct sunlight or artificial heat.

Drycleanable.

Brushing - Regular brushing and shaking will help maintain the soft, fluffy appearance and feel of the lambskin.