Flokati rugs are naturally durable and long-lasting. If kept properly with love and care, they can even last for generations to come! Here are some ways you can look after these precious rugs:
- Take your rug outside and shake or brush off any loose dirt/pet fur.
- Rotate your rug from time to time, so that it wears evenly.
- DO NOT use a vacuum on your rug, unless it is only the brush that comes in contact with it.
How to Get Rid of Stains
- To remove stains from your rug, dampen the spot and blot the stain with cloth or a paper towel, without pushing it into the rug. Without using water, let the rug dry naturally without heat.
- If that doesn’t work, use a gentle wool wash and a small amount of (barely) warm water to wash the stain. Rinse it clean with a light touch, and hang the rug to let it dry naturally. The sooner you catch a stain, the better!
Fluff it up
- Mist the rug lightly after shaking it out.
- Brush it gently from the center outwards, then shake it on each corner.
- Let it dry naturally before putting it back on the floor.
You can also fluff your Flokati rug using a wooden garden rake. Stroke it gently over the surface, and be careful not to remove any wool other than the loose fibers.
Remember, it is normal for some wool fibers to be left in your brush; it will not hurt your rug. The more you shake it, the fluffier it will get.
Washing Your Rug:
Your rug may need washing after a while, even with fluffing.
Small rugs can be washed in a washing machine using the gentle cycle and a wool wash. DO NOT use bleach or regular detergent. Hang it to dry after washing. Keep out of sunlight to prevent fading.
Large rugs can be washed by hand in a bathtub using wool wash. If need be, scrub from the backside of the rug to remove any matted dirt. Rinse thoroughly and hang to dry. Shake it after to fluff it up.
- Dry clean your rug.
- Wash in it hot water
Taking good care of your Flokati rug is easy and inexpensive, and will make sure that your gorgeous rug becomes a treasured item, lasting for years to come.