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A handmade Persian carpet can last decades and look even better with age. Proper handling and relatively effortless maintenance of these rugs ensure their tactile and aesthetic qualities over a long time. Here are tips on maintaining your carpet. For the machine-made rugs, avoid numbers 3 and 13, and the rest remains the same.

1-Airing:
Carpets need breathing! Keep the windows and doors open once in a while to air them. Airing and keeping them in ventilated or airconditioned space prevents mould and insects from getting into your rug.

2-Vacuum your rug regularly.
Use regular vacuums and do not use machines with rotating brushes or beater bars. Such vacuum cleaners could damage your rug.

3-Sunning:
Your rugs would love an occasional sunbath!
It would be good to put your rug in the sun for a few hours every six months.

4-Rotating:
Turn your carpets around once in a while.
Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight could result in a slight change and fading of any coloured textile and carpets. The effect varies from one rug to another, depending on the material and dyes. If part of your rug is exposed to consistent sunlight through the window, rotate the carpet once every few months to prevent the uneven fading of the colours.
The same applies to wear. If a corner of your rug takes more traffic, rotate the carpet for even wear.

5-Vacuum cleaning:
Use regular vacuum cleaners without rotating brushes or beater bars.
Avoid vacuuming the fringes and the edges of the rug. You may clean the carpet in a gentle and slow movement in any direction but make sure to make the last move towards the natural direction of the nap. Avoid insisting on edges and fringes.

6-Fringes:
The fringes of a rug are the most vulnerable part of the rug. Do not comb them excessively. To make them tidy, flip the edge of the carpet and let it fall back. You may use a very soft brush to dust off the fringes. Avoid exposing your rug to floor cleaning material such as Bleach. Flip the edges when using such material to clean the floor and put it back only when completely dry.

7-Spot cleaning:
Act Quickly! Most of the stain could be wiped off with a paper towel.
If you find the stain persistent, pour a little bit of water on the spot and scoop it back up with a spoon. Repeat the action a few times. Consult us first by sending a picture via WhatsApp (+65 91181700) before doing anything else.

8-Keep the dry;
Keep water and moisture away.
one of the most common causes of damage to rugs is exposure to water and humidity. The followings are examples:
Do not put plants on a carpet. The humidity sips through the pot would slowly rot the rug's structure. It would be costly to repair such damage, and the result could hardly be perfect and would affect the value of your carpet.

9-Spills:
React to water or liquid spills quickly as colours of some carpets could run. Use a white towel to dab the area. Use a spoon to scoop it out if there is too much liquid. Put something under the affected area for better ventilation and quicker drying of the spot.

10-Drying:
Don't hang a carpet that has soaked wet as this would cause colours to run into each other. In such cases, put the rug flat on the floor and put something unther the rug for air flow.

11-Fluffing:
An inevitable process in wool and viscose carpets, the balls of fluff found on carpet or in the vacuum cleaner bag are merely loose bits of fibre left in the carpet from the manufacturing process. Removing these loose fibres does not affect the carpet life or quality. Most shedding gradually disappears within the first month with proper vacuuming and a quality vacuum cleaner.


12-CRUSHING OR DEPRESSIONS
Periodically rotating the carpet helps to even out the signs of traffic across the whole carpet. This reduces aesthetic contrasts and the perception of strong foot traffic.


13-AESTHETIC CARE
Periodically it is possible to sanitize and restore brightness to the colours of the carpet. Use a white cotton cloth, gently stroking the entire surface of the carpet with a solution of white vinegar diluted in water.

14-SMELL:
Your carpet could have been stored for a while before you purchased it, which may result in a woolly smell. Such will be gone after a few days of use and ventilation.

15- STORAGE
Keep the carpet in a dry, clean place that is well-ventilated and protected from sunlight. The rug should be rolled up with the pile inside and packed with mothballs in a cloth rap. It is also advisable to keep it
in a vertical position and not to place heavy objects on it.

16-NON-SLIP
Material: latex rubber.
Placing the non-slip net under the carpet helps to make it more stable with a greater grip on the floor surface, thus avoiding the formation of ripples and the risk of slipping. We recommend using a non-slip net with wooden or marble floors.

17-WASHING:
Please note that the washing of the carpet must strictly be professional. The frequency of washing depends on the use of your rug and environment. Washing a carpet once every one to two years is normal and advisable.



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