Cleaning a rug: Care instructions
By applying simple measures, you can do something good for your rug, be it a natural or synthetic fibre rug. By simple beating, vacuuming and cleaning, your natural or synthetic fibre rug is largely freed from dirt and can thus retain its shine over the long term.
Cleaning a rug: Regular vacuuming
Vacuuming is a very important method of cleaning rugs and removing common dirt. It prevents dust particles, animal hair or other dirt from penetrating deep into the fibres. It is important to use a vacuum cleaner without a brush attachment so the fibres are not stretched too much. However, since only surface dirt is removed by vacuuming, you should also tapping out your natural or synthetic fibre rug. Sisal rugs in particular should be vacuumed regularly. On the one hand, everyday dirt is removed, on the other hand, the formation of water marks is prevented. These edges can be created by the combination of water, dust and dirt.This removes dust and dirt from the rug fibres and saves a lot of work. When vacuuming, you can really let off steam. Vacuum your rug thoroughly in all directions. Your vacuum cleaner should include a nozzle so that loose dirt can be removed. Do not use a vacuum cleaner with a rotating brush, as this may loosen the fibres.Caution: Due to the sensitivity of the material, a silk rug should not be vacuumed. Instead, you should use a soft brush to brush the dirt from the rug in the direction of the nap.
Cleaning a rug: Tapping out & shaking
It is helpful to shake and tap out a rug regularly to retain its shine over a long time. Since the vacuum cleaner only removes surface dirt, the rug should be beaten regularly. This is best done on a balcony or in the garden. If this option is not open to you, you can alternatively lay your rug over a window sill. This way, you can remove lots of dirt and bacteria that has already bedded in. If - despite vacuuming and beating - stubborn dirt remains and simply does not want to part with the fibres of a rug, you should scrape it off with a blunt object, e.g. a spoon, and then vacuum.
Cleaning a rug: A kick of freshness for your rug
How about some fresh air for your rug? To make your rug smell better again, it is recommended that you hang the rug in the fresh air for a day or two and beat it several times every four months - when it is dry, of course! With this method, your rug not only gets a real kick of freshness, but dirt is also removed.