Look after your rugs and mats, and they will look after you.
Remember, they are made from natural fibres which do not respond well to chemicals and/or constant dampness.
Coconut husk is used to produce coir mats. It is elastic, strong and durable. As with any type of floor covering, daily use of coir matting will cause dirt, dust and debris to get trampled into the fibres. Fortunately, the durability of coir means easy cleaning, but it is best to use a dry powder for stains rather than a liquid solution which may cause water marking.
Regular vacuuming your Coir floor rug is recommended, including beneath it.
For water spillages dab the area using a towel and repeat until no further moisture transfers to the cloth. For coloured spillages a little solution of Dixon’s carpet shampoo can be applied to the stain but avoid saturating the fibre. Again, blot the area continuously. Do not rub as this will damage the fibres.
Regular vacuuming is the best way to care for your Jute Floor Rug or Mat.Visible loose dirt should be vacuumed with a high setting. Dry carpet cleaning powders can be used but it is advised that they are tested on a non-conspicuous spot of your rug before using.
No matter what comes into contact with jute rug it is important to control the amount of moisture it encounters as best as you can, especially during cleaning.
You should never steam clean, wet shampoo or wash these natural fibre rugs.
Wool being wool has a natural resistance to dirt and can be cleaned relatively easily. With Wool/Jute rugs the warp thread is jute so it is not advisable to use excessive moisture to clean spillages. If spills occur it is best to dab the area immediately with a towel or cloth and continue blotting until no further moisture transfers to the cloth. Never rub as this can damage or break the fibres.
If dirt marks appear on the wool they can be carefully wiped off using a mixture of warm water and Dixon’s carpet shampoo, lightly dabbing over the marks. Do not overly wet the rug.
Regular vacuuming is the best way to care for your Wool/Jute floor rug.
Visible loose dirt should be vacuumed immediately to prevent it from working into the fibres. Do not use a beater bar for doing this.
When a woollen Flokati rug is new it needs time to slough off the extra fibres that are in the pile. If you give it time, the shedding should dissipate after a few months.
Resist the temptation to overly vacuum! Once a week is plenty, on the lowest setting possible. It seems counter-intuitive, but a strong suction or a beater bar on a vacuum can actually irritate the fibres and make the shedding worse.
If possible, rotate your rug to even out the wear. You may have noticed increased shedding in areas with heavier traffic. Walking on the rug helps to move the shedding along and will speed up the process.
Please note: Most of our natural floor rugs and mats are traditionally hand-woven in India in the manner carried out for centuries. As such they will often show inconsistencies in weave, texture, colour, etc.
These are in the very nature, charm and character of the product and should not be seen as faults. Please be satisfied that these products will match your requirements before purchasing.