Rug Care

Let your rug know that you care! Follow these general tips to make a rug live longer.

  • Regular vacuuming of woolen rugs helps in maintaining their texture and luster.
  • Please do not hang a rug and whiplash it as it eventually ruins the surface and texture.
  • Opt for services from authentic rug experts to get your rugs professionally cleaned, every couple of years.
  • Readjust the position of a rug every six months so that the weight of the furniture, which may be kept on the rug, gets distributed evenly. This will ensure help in maintaining the rug’s attributes evenly from all sides.
  • Act immediately following a spill to avert a permanent stain from getting itself underway.
  • Do not rub the spill! In case of a liquid spill, immediately press the affected area with a clean cloth firmly so that it absorbs the liquid. In case of a stain, approaching an adept rug cleaner is recommended.
  • Using a dry towel to absorb remaining moisture is required post the cleaning activity.
  • Avoid color destroying substances such as bleach, furniture polish or tube and tile cleaner as they can lead to permanent discoloration.
  • Place the rug in cool and dry place. Try avoiding contact with humidity and natural light.
  • Use a rug pad to protect the rug from slipping, wrinkling and wool shedding. Also, it confirms the original position of the rug.

  • Regular vacuuming is the best way to clean a woolen rug since it removes surface dirt before it gets grounded into the fibers.
  • Clean the rug with cold or lukewarm water to avoid any shrinkage or damage.
  • Act quickly in removing spills with the help of a mild soap and water. Do not use oxygen cleaners.
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight to prevent fading.
  • For best results, professional cleaning is always recommended.

  • Never soak silk rugs in water since saturating will damage the fibers.
  • Act quickly in removing spills with the help of a mild soap and water. Do not use oxygen cleaners.
  • For best results, periodic professional cleaning is recommended to protect the silk fibers.

  • Natural fibers are highly absorbent and should be cleaned regularly.
  • Vacuum regularly to prevent dirt from getting trapped deep in the fibers.
  • Do not steam clean or saturate in water as this can cause damage.
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight to prevent fading
  • Periodic professional cleaning (preferably suction or dry extraction) is recommended for best results.
  • Loose threads on the face of the rug should be trimmed with household scissors. To avoid unraveling, threads on the rug’s face should never be pulled.

  • Shag rugs should be cleaned using spray extraction.
  • Shedding is normal after cleaning but do not pull fibers as this can deface the rug.
  • Vacuuming without a beater is best for shag rugs; however, they can also be effectively cleaned by simply shaking the dirt out.

Regular vacuuming is important to retain the beauty of a rug. Also, rugs set in high-traffic areas of your interiors, should be vacuumed frequently as they are more prone to dirt. Vacuuming also checks the dirt from working its way deep into the rugs thereby preserving their colors and textures.

  • Vacuums without beater bars are recommended for cleaning rugs as they can lead to damage.
  • Powerful vacuums are not recommended as they can pull fibers from the base of a rug.
  • Brooms and other manual sweeping methods are also suitable for cleaning rugs.
  • Hand-held rug-cleaning attachments should be used whenever possible.
  • If beater bars are to be used then they should be set to the highest setting and care must be taken not to damage the fibers.
  • Reversible rugs should be vacuumed on both the sides to prevent any build-up of dirt.
  • Avoid running vacuums over edges and fringes.

Proper storage of rugs is important to prolong their lifespan and prevent them from becoming damaged over time. Ideally, the rug should first be thoroughly cleaned and dried before being rolled up and placed in a cool, dry and dark space. Climate-controlled spaces are preferable to prevent fluctuations in temperature and humidity that can damage rugs.


  • If possible, wrap rugs in plastic or fabric before storage, to avoid creases and discoloration.
  • Clean storage areas regularly to discourage insects.
  • Rugs should not have heavy objects placed on top of them as they can cause damage.