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Easy Guide For a Clean Rug

How to clean a Moroccan rug

Cleaning a rug might seem like a tough task to carry out, but it's actually not that hard to take good care of one if you know what to do, no one wants a dirty rug anyway. The key is in good and consistent maintenance. Of course, sometimes it also depends on where the rug is placed, cleaning a rug in the kitchen or living room should be more frequent than keeping your bedroom carpet clean.

With that being said, no one can escape an occasional spill of wine of coffee on a rug, and for that we have all the solutions and cleaning tips.

These instructions can be applied to different types of rugs but mainly Moroccan wool rugs such as Vintage rugs, Kilim rugs, or Beni rugs.

Regular cleaning:

There are two things to keep in mind when you take care of a rug.

A vacuum : If you don't have one, buy one, it's a life saver. Vacuum your rug once or twice a month, if you don't have pets. If you do have pets you might need to vacuum your rug more, but that's up to you.

The sun: Rugs need fresh air and warmth. Once in a while let your rug out in the sun for a bit. It will prevent bad odors and humidity.

vacuum a beige rug

Spot cleaning:

For spots and accidents, you can clean it using a damp towel with cold water and laundry detergent, however make sure that your rug does not stay wet or humid after spot cleaning it.

Note: Don't let the spills soak in the carpet and dry out. It will make it more difficult for you to remove a stain off the rug.

 Coffee spillon rug

Deep cleaning:

If you regularly take care of your rug, most of the time, you wouldn't need to deep clean it. But if you do need that deep cleanse to revive your carpet, we recommend you have it cleaned by a professional rug cleaner or invest in a rug cleaning machine.

Important notes:

  • Don’t store your rug in a bag or in a humid place.
  • For coffee stains: Mix a little bit of dish soap with water and dab it into the stain using a sponge, then let it dry.
  • For wine stains: blot the stain with water and sprinkle salt on the area until it's covered, then let the salt absorb the liquid. Vacuum right after to remove any residue.

Don't forget that rugs can last a very long time, but it's up to you to make sure you keep the colors vibrant and maintain the good quality.