Rug Care Guide
Discover the Granite Lane Rug Care Guide, crafted to help you nurture the longevity of your new rug.
Please note that our rugs are made using natural fibres, which can result in shedding or pilling. This is a natural characteristic of our rugs. You may also notice loose ends or pop-ups, which is a normal occurrence.
Moreover, our rugs are meticulously handmade by skilled artisan craftsmen within our Goodweave-accredited factory in India.
Regular vacuuming goes a long way in preventing abrasive soil and grit from settling into your rug's pile, even if it doesn't appear noticeably dirty. Opt for a high-quality vacuum cleaner to effectively extract dust and dirt from deep shag or high-pile rugs. Steer clear of robust vacuums and motorized powerheads, as their stiff bristles and strong suction might harm the delicate pile.
Please remember: Stick to a flat head while vacuuming—avoid using a brush head or motorised power brush head. And as a friendly reminder, skip the steam cleaning.
Clean Spills & Spots Immediately
Ensuring your rug stays spotless is key to maintaining its allure. Tackle stains swiftly to prevent them from setting in permanently, as even professional cleaners may find them tough to remove.
Remember, when spills happen, pat them gently with a dry, absorbent white cloth or paper towel—no rubbing! For some stains, a mild detergent and lukewarm water might do the trick. If you're dealing with stubborn ones like paint, nail polish, or shoe polish, it's best to seek expert advice. Just a friendly reminder: avoid tossing your rug in the washing machine, and skip the steam cleaning too!
When it comes to Bamboo, Art Silk, or Viscose rugs, it's important to avoid getting them wet. It's best to consult a professional cleaner for expert advice.
The delicate composition of Art Silk fibres (artificial silk/viscose fibres) demands a gentler cleaning approach compared to our pure wool rugs. Rough cleaning methods can cause significant harm to an Art Silk rug, making it crucial to handle it with extra care when consulting a professional cleaner.
Sunlight & Fading
Exposing rugs to continuous, direct sunlight can lead to fading. To prevent this, it's advisable to avoid placing rugs in direct sunlight whenever possible. Additionally, regularly rotating a rug can help mitigate the impact of sunlight on specific areas.
Fading is a gradual process that can permanently impair a rug through a bleaching effect, particularly noticeable with darker-coloured rugs and those made of natural fibres.
Rotate Your Rug
To ensure even wear, rotate a rug every 6-12 months.
Heavy furniture has the potential to leave marks and flatten the pile of rugs, resulting in irreparable damage. Be cautious with sharp-edged or weighty furniture items, as their placement or frequent movement can distort the rug's shape, causing it to appear less square.
Clean Professionally Every Year
Arrange for a professional rug cleaning every 6-12 months through a trusted rug or carpet company. Ensure that they refrain from using shampoos or cleaners with a spirit base.
When cleaning a wool or polyester rug, begin by removing solids through gentle scooping and lifting off any foreign material.
For liquid spills, promptly blot them using an absorbent white paper towel. When using cleaning agents, be cautious not to apply them directly to the rug. Always conduct a test on an inconspicuous area first, and discontinue use if any damage or colour lifting occurs.
For drying, blot the area dry or utilise a cold air fan, refraining from rubbing or scrubbing to prevent damage to the pile. Lastly, avoid steam cleaning and instead consider an annual professional dry cleaning service for optimal maintenance.
Rugs positioned in high-traffic areas, such as hallways or entryways, are more prone to wear down faster compared to those in low-traffic zones. It's advisable to regularly inspect your rug for signs of uneven wear. If you notice that constant traffic is causing uneven wear in one area, consider rotating the rug to ensure more uniform wear across all sides over time.
Want Extra Protection?
MicroSeal and Fibre ProTector are permanent solutions designed to provide your rug with comprehensive protection against stains, and harmful UVA and UVB rays, as well as to combat issues such as mould, mildew, and bacteria.
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