Cleaning & Caring for Your Company C Rug:
The kids...the dog...a clumsy party guest. Accidents happen. In fact, removal of spots and spills is one of the most crucial areas of rug maintenance. When anything is dropped or spilled, quick response with the proper cleaning material can save the day...and your rug!
Indoor/Outdoor Flatweave Rug Care Recommendations:
For your Company C Colorspree rugs, we recommend following these special cleaning and care instructions.
General Care: Remove any debris you may find on your rug. Periodically sweep or vacuum the rug. If using a vacuum, adjust it to the “floor” setting for greatest effectiveness. DO NOT vacuum with a beater bar, which can catch and pull the ends. As with most materials, prolonged exposure to sunlight will soften color intensity over time.
Cleaning: The synthetic yarns in your handmade rug are stain-resistant. In the event of spills on the rug, blot the affected area with a soft absorbent cloth. To remove dirt spots, use a solution of mild soap and water. Rinse your rug with a garden hose when finished.
DO NOT leave your rug in its original location after cleaning it; hang the wet rug up to dry over a railing or chair to allow air to get beneath it. Make sure that both the rug and the surface where you keep it are fully dry before putting the rug back down.
Exposure to moisture:
The synthetic yarns used in crafting your handmade rug are resistant to mold, mildew and rot. However, the surface upon which you set your rug, as well as items you may choose to place atop your rug, may still attract and harbor fungus of their own. Continual contact with mold and mildew from other surfaces can actually shorten the useful life of your rug, in addition to causing mold/mildew stains that may be difficult to clean out. Rugs that are exposed to moisture from weather, spills, cleaning, or extended periods of humidity, must be allowed to dry out completely. For smaller rugs, hang them to dry over a railing or chair. For larger rugs, fold one half of the rug at a time backwards to allow each side to dry completely.
Wool Rug Care Recommendations:
We recommend following these special cleaning and care instructions specifically for Company C wool rugs. We also recommend visiting wools-nz.com/care for additional wool rug cleaning and care information.
Invest in a Rug Pad: A rug underlay pad will help your rug stay in place and provide cushioning and airflow. Airflow reduces moisture buildup between rug and the floor, extending the life of your rug.
Sunlight: Our rugs are rigorously tested for color fastness. However, direct and sustained sunlight can fade fiber colors over time. To enjoy your rug colors longer, we recommend placing your rug in an area where the sunlight is filtered by window coverings. We also recommend rotating your rug periodically so that any fading that occurs will be less noticeable.
Cleaning: The most important thing to do is to regularly vacuum your rug, especially in high traffic areas. Take it slow with your vacuum to give the machine time to lift the dirt out. On occasion, you should fold back the rug to vacuum under the pad where dirt can accumulate after filtering through the rug. It is best not to use the beater bar, using the floor setting instead. This will reduce the chance of loops or ends being pulled by the rotating brush.
If there are small piles of loose fiber on your carpet, DON’T PANIC! The first few times you vacuum your carpet there will be a little bit of shedding. Shedding is completely normal.
Cleaning at regular intervals - rather than waiting until the rug is heavily soiled - actually extends its life. And when rug life is increased, so is the return on your investment. Properly maintained rugs enhance the appearance and atmosphere of interiors.
When accidents happen to your wool rug:
When it comes to wool rug care, the best answer is to keep it simple! Natural lanolin in fibers gives inherent stain repellency. Rugs are actually quite easy to care for - just vacuum regularly, rotate occasionally and spot clean immediately. To extend the life and beauty of your wool rug we recommend using a rug pad, keeping it clean and limiting exposure to sunlight. Here are some of our wool care recommendations:
Speed is of the essence and applying the right treatments promptly will help prevent stains and damage. The following steps will help you deal with spills and spots you may encounter:
- In the case of spilt liquids, the recommended method is to blot the spill with an absorbent, white cloth. If solids are spilt, they should be scooped or picked up quickly. Any remaining residue should then be treated.
- Treat the spot according to the cleaning instruction chart below. When applying cleaning agents, follow instructions on the packaging and use a small quantity at a time. Always test first in an inconspicuous area.
- Apply spot removal agent to a clean towel or cloth, not directly to the spot. Use small quantities at a time. Always work inwards from the edge to prevent spreading. Do not rub, as this may cause the spot to spread or distort the pile. Do not over-wet the rug pile.
- Afterwards, blot as dry as possible with clean towel
A) Blot with cold water.
B) Treat with detergent solution or WoolClean Spot Remover 1.
C) Treat with methylated mineral spirits, turpentine or WoolClean Spot Remover 2.
D) Chill with aerosol freezing agent or ice cubes in a plastic bag. Pick or scrape off gum.
E) Blot with warm water.
F) Treat with clear nail polish remover (preferably acetone).
G) Treat with isopropyl alcohol.
I) Sprinkle absorbent dry compound cleaner. (Host®, Capture®, or Dri-Matic®)
Make your own detergent solution.
Mix one teaspoon of clear dish washing liquid or detergent powder (containing no bleaches or strong alkalis) with a cup of luke-warm water or use Wool Clean Spot Remover 1. Once the stain has been treated with this solution, the spot must be rinsed with fresh water.
Warning: Some chemicals are hazardous (corrosive, flammable, toxic, etc.) and should be used with great care, strictly in accordance with their safety instructions.
Cleaning & Caring for Your Company C Bedding:
To keep your Company C bedding smooth, soft and beautiful for years to come, follow the washcare tips on your specific bedding label, as these take into account fabric quality, printing techniques, and specialty details.
Cleaning & Caring for Your Company C Pillows:
To keep your Company C pillows beautiful for years to come, follow the care tips on your specific pillow label, as these take into account fabric quality, printing techniques, and specialty details.
Note: all pillow covers are removable.
Cleaning & Caring for Your Company C Shawls & throws:
To keep your Company C throws soft and beautiful for years to come, follow the care tips on your specific product label, as these take into account fiber quality.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to call or email us.
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