Ultimate Guide to Clean Your Moroccan rug
You are wondering how to clean your wool Moroccan rug to extend his lifetime and enjoy it as long as possible. And above all, how to clean your rug without damaging it?
Here are some useful tips and tricks that will help you keeping your Berber carpet splendid like on the first day.
These tips are particularly effective for the Beni Ourain and Berber wool rugs which are the most fragile.
Our first advice will be to use the vacuum moderately
During the first vacuum passages, we shouldn’t worry if the Moroccan rug loses some of its wool oversupply in the form of tiny fluffs. This is totally normal.
The cleaning of a Berber carpet will depend on the stains type. It is usually routine stains such as coffee or chocolate stains that are easy to eliminate. The more resistant stains like fat will need a professional intervention.
Our second advice is to not wait for stains to clean your Berber carpet
Think about removing dust in regular basis. The best tip is to turn the rug upside down. This way, the dust will fall back to the ground under gravity without any action on the wool.
This operation my take 2 to 3 days and could be more efficient if your trample on the carpet from time to time.
Washing your Berber carpet will always be more effective in the absence of the dust
Most of the time, you should use cold water to wash your Moroccan rug in a terrace for instance by inclining the carpet.
A simple and not so powerful water jet will help the wool getting rid of its impurities.
It is not advised to rub the wool. Do it only if this is necessary. Indeed, too frequent cleaning may give a yellowish color to the wool over time.
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Cleaning supplies should be used exceptionally
If you have a coffee stain to remove, you may use a soft shampoo or a special wool product by diluting it five times in warm water.
Don’t wash the whole carpet. Do it only for the stained portion. Perform soft and steady motion as if you’re washing a baby’s hair.
And please, do not use a colored rag. Favor your own hands that will massage the wool softly. Then flush it with plenty of cold water.
Another tip for localized stains, sprinkle some baking soda over the stained surface, and remove it later with a vacuum. This will leave your carpet in like-new condition.
Air dry your Moroccan rug
To dry a washed Moroccan rug, it would be wise to not directly expose the wool to the sun. Flip the rug and place in a clean surface in open air (in your backyard, your balcony or a window’s edge).
If the stain persists, do the same few days later. If the stain is really obstinate, call a professional wool carpet cleaner.