Vacuuming a patchwork rug
Occasionally, be sure to vacuum your patchwork rug. This will help you to preserve its longevity. You’ll remove and loosen up any soil and debris that could damage your rug. When you vacuum, the binding of your patchwork rug should get special attention. Please do not allow the vacuum cleaner to sit on top of the binding. Never place your vacuum over the corner of the rug. This could damage the binding. Finally, be sure to vacuum in the direction that the binding is sewn.
Spot cleaning tips
The majority of carpet cleaning products are not formulated to address the needs of natural fibers. Usually carpet-cleaning products will be too harsh for natural fibers found in Sukhi rugs, such as wool and hemp. They are also not good for the dyes we use. Using carpet-cleaning products could lead to serious rug damage. We also recommend that you never use oxy-clean or chlorine type products on our patchwork rugs.
If you have a spot, begin by removing it with a towel or in a dabbing fashion. Try a dull knife before using any cleaning products. A couple of drops of hand dish detergent and a cup of warm water are recommended for spot cleaning. Also, blotting instead of scrubbing is the right approach when cleaning a Sukhi rug. Scrubbing can lead to serious rug damage. We suggest that you start at the outer edge and work your way towards the center.
What if you get an oil based spot on your Turkish patchwork rug? First, try applying a small amount of alcohol to a towel. Next take the towel and blot the spot. It is extremely important to note that you should not dump a large amount of alcohol onto the spot. This could damage your rug and the floor underneath. It could also create a potentially flammable vapor.
There are times when attempting to remove a spot is best left in the hands of professionals. Spills such as ink, dried wine and paint spills are likely best left to a professional carpet cleaning service.