Caring for Braided Rugs


at Lake Erie Gifts & Decor

 
 VACUUMING
All rugs require care to maintain their beauty and longevity.  Vacuumn rugs regularly with the hard brush attachment of your vacuumn.
 PLEASE DO NOT USE A BEATER BRUSH (especially on the ULTRA DURABLE braided rugs.)  

SPOT CLEANING
Spills should be cleaned as soon as possible.  Spot cleaning with a non bleach detergent is fine.  For deep cleaning, we recommend seeking a professional rug cleaner.  Our ULTRA DURABLE braided rugs are stain resistant and can be cleaned by simply hosing them down.  HOWEVER, the rug must remain flat to dry.  When cleaning any of our rugs, please let dry flat and flip to both sides to allow the rug to fully dry on both sides to prevent being stretched.  

WASHING THE RUG
ULTRA DURABLE can be hosed down to clean.  Must lay flat to dry else they will get stretched.  JUTE rugs should be spot cleaned.  Getting wet will puker rug.    Cotton rugs have been cleaned in washing machines or by rug cleaners, but do so at your own risk.  Our official advice is "Professional Cleaning".  Hooked Rugs and Penny rugs should be professionally cleaned.  

RUG PADS
To protect your investment, use a rug pad.  A rug pad provides traction between the rug and floor to prevent slipping.  It adds padding and keeps the rug smooth and flat.  Extending the life of the rug, a pad protects the backing and prevents any color transfer.

FADING
It is natural for rugs to fade in sunlight.  Sunlight fading varies with where you live.  Flipping the rug is a simple way to get the unfaded side up.  Rotating the rug will help even out fading.  

PENNY RUGS
Penny rugs will pill for the first few days.  Use a lint roller or vacuum to remove the fuzz.

SPROUTING
Braid sprouts are not a defect but inherent to braid contraction.  It is simple to fix and should be done at the earliest .  
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