A Moroccan rug is an investment that could stay in a family for generations. These berber rugs was made for longevity as long as preventative care is taken.
Yes, cleaning is important but cleaning a rug can be delicate. It begins with preventative care. It means regularly taking the steps necessary to keep the rug free of dirt. The longevity of the rug will be extended if all the dust is removed regularly.
- The rug should be shaken outside, until all the dust has been removed. If shaking the rug outside is difficult, it can be vacuumed, preferably with a hand held vacuum, slowly from side-to-side to not damage the fibres. Shaking and vacuuming on a regular basis should be enough to keep the rug clean during normal use.
- Keep in mind the location of the rug when determining how frequently to clean it. If the rug is in a particularly high traffic area or in a home with pets or small children, it should be necessary to clean it more often. After two or three years, the rug can be professionally cleaned with water. Be sure to look for a reputable cleaner with experience in wool rugs as many chemicals used in dry cleaning can damage the fibers and ruin the colors.
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