How to Make Sure Your Wool Rug Stands the Test of Time
There’s a reason that wool rugs are one of the most popular of all-time. Wool rugs are durable, soft, easy to maintain and – most importantly – durable. However, even the most durable of rugs needs to be cared for in the right way to ensure it stands the test of time. In today’s blog post, we’ll explain three simple ways you can do exactly that.
Regular vacuuming (the right way)
You’ll likely already know how important regular vacuuming is for keeping your rugs (and home in general) looking its best, but there’s a little more to it in the case of wool rugs. Because this type of rug has such a dense pile, it’s common for dust and dirt to find its way deep into the rug’s pile. For this reason, it’s recommended that you use the vacuum cleaner’s handheld attachment and vacuum the rug at least once a month. This will allow you to get a truly deep clean of your wool rug and keep it looking great for much longer.
Act on spills and stains fast
One of the things that makes wool such a great material for rugs is its absorbency; however this is something of a double-edged sword. With this in mind, if you do happen to spill anything on your rug, it’s recommended that you act as quickly as possible to clean it. The longer a stain or spill sits on the rug, the more likely it is to work its way deep into the dense fibres of the wool rug. We’d recommend using lukewarm water and a cloth to dab away as much of the spill as possible. From there, you can use the usual methods of stain removal to treat the base of the stain.
Rotate your wool rug frequently
Another aspect of wool rugs that makes them so versatile is the fact that they can be used even in heavy foot-traffic areas. The durability of the wool pile means that it takes much longer for a wool rug pile to degrade than something like a synthetic pile rug. That said, it’s also important to ensure that the wear-and-tear of the rug is even across its surface. So if you do have a wool rug in a high traffic area, it’s recommended that you rotate it at least every six months. Doing this will extend the lifespan of your wool rug and avoid any unsightly patches of wear.
Whether you’re a new wool rug owner or you’ve had one for years, we hope our tips help your rug looks its best. And if you’re in the market for a new one, be sure to check out our full range of wool rugs now, or call the team anytime on 0845 838 8638.