With the festive season upon us we thought this would be a good time to offer some much needed advice on the care and cleaning of your hand tufted carpet or rug.
Regular cleaning is imperative in order to care for and prolong the life of your hand tufted carpet or rug.
A new hand tufted carpet or rug can shed excess fibres. This fluffing is not a manufacturing fault and will gradually disappear over time. We recommend regular vacuuming of you with an upright vacuum cleaner. Our recommended brand is Sebo.
Sprouting tufts are a natural occurrence in hand tufted carpets. If you find any sprouting tufts do not pull these out as you may damage the carpet. Carefully cut any protruding tufts with sharp scissors.
Over time heavy furniture can crush the pile of hand tufted carpets causing indentations. Crushing can be reduced by occasionally re-arranging heavy furniture so that the weight is not concentrated in one place
There are many products on the market advertised for carpet cleaning, many of which contain harmful chemicals that may cause irreversible damage to the colour and quality of your hand tufted carpet. We do not recommend the use of such products.
If you do accidently spill on your hand tufted carpet or rug, then speed is of the essence. Blot liquid spills with paper towel or a clean absorbent cloth. DO NOT rub or scrub as this will damage the pile. Carefully scoop up any solids with a spoon or the end of a knife.
If the area is not stained then dry it with a hair dryer and restore the direction of the pile with a clothes brush. If the area has borne a stain then do not attempt to treat it yourself. Contact a specialist carpet cleaner.
We highly recommend Highgrade who specialise in cleaning luxury hand tufted carpets and rugs.
If you ever have any questions regarding the care and maintenance of your hand tufted carpet or rug do not hesitate to call our showroom for advice.