Give Your Sheepskin Rug Some Love
Purchasing a new rug is one of the easiest ways to freshen up the look and feel of your interior. Naturally you want an investment like this to last a long time. Here is some information to help you to understand your rug and keep it looking lovely for longer.
All our rugs are made with understanding and expertise. Either handmade by skilled craftsmen, or in a speciality manufacturing facility. All rugs are finished with care and are quality checked before shipment. Each type of rug needs specific care to ensure a certain longevity. The following simple facts will help you understand your rug.
Caring For Your Sheepskin Rug
Regular vacuuming will help to maintain the rug fibres. Do not use a vacuum with a beater bar as this can damage the wool fibres. Instead we recommend you use the suction hose attachment, this is much gentler on the rug. We also recommend occasionally brushing your sheepskin rug with a wire pet brush - it is completely normal for some of the fibres to come out when brushing.
Spills & Stains:
Any spills should be dealt with as soon as they happen to prevent permanent stains on your sheepskin rug. Follow the below steps for the best way to treat the spill:
- Blot up excess with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel - do not rub as this can spread the spill
- Pick up any solids using a spoon (or other kitchen utensil), avoid pushing any of the substance into the rug
- Using cold or lukewarm water mixed with some wool shampoo (washing up liquid, mild soap or baby shampoo works just as well if you don't have wool shampoo), gently wipe the stain in the direction of the fur
- Allow your rug to dry flat - keep away from heat and out of direct sunlight
- Once completely dry brush or vacuum your sheepskin rug
Rugs without a rubber backing need a rug grip to stop them from slipping and creeping! We recommend buying our anti-slip underlay which can be cut to the size and shape of your rug.
- Safety - No matter where the rug is placed (on carpet or hard flooring), a pad keeps the rug in place to prevent slips and pulls
- Longevity - Believe it or not, a rug grip extends the life of your rug by preventing the fibres from being crushed. The pad acts as a buffer between the hard surface below and the rug above
- Protection - Very important! A pad prevents dye transfer, marring, staining, and scratching to the floor or carpeting beneath
- Comfort - A pad adds extra cushiony softness underfoot
- Cleanliness - A pad allows for easier vacuuming as it holds the rug in position