Our handmade rugs are infused with a rich history of ancient craftsmanship, which means they have a long-life expectancy. To preserve their beauty and prolong their life, please follow these suggestions for rug care.

New rugs shed a bit at the beginning, which is created from excess fibres when it's made. Vacuum your rug regularly, especially at the beginning, to remove the fluff and prevent any dust settling into the base fibres. Try not to use anything too high powered, as it can loosen the fibres. If you can, beat the back of the rug to loosen the dust and debris and then vacuum on a low setting.  Regular vacuuming also helps deter moths, which love wool rugs especially.

If you spill something on your rug, act fast! Dab and blot, don't rub, and use a neutral solution with no chemicals to clean it, such as a small amount of fairy liquid with water.

Try and avoid direct sunlight and heat, such as gas heaters and fireplaces, as these can cause the natural fibres to dry out and fade. 

If you'd like an added layer of protection, we can recommend a water repellent stain resistant spray to act as insurance for spills and damage called AquaDefence.

If a thread becomes loose in your rug, carefully cut it with sharp scissors - do not pull it as it will loosen the fibres. 

If you require more detailed cleaning and care recommendations, please get in touch: studio@pelican-house.com