How Do I Care for My King Living Rug?

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Caring for your King Living rug is crucial to maintain its beauty and prolong its life. Here’s a simple guide on how to keep your rug looking its best from the moment it arrives in your home to its daily maintenance.

1. Upon Arrival

Adjusting the Appearance: Your rug might look a bit different right out of the package, with flattened fibres affecting its colour and texture. This is normal due to packaging and transit. Give it a few days to settle in, and the fibres should lift, returning to their intended appearance. A light vacuuming using a non-rotating vacuum head can help it fluff back up.

Viewing Angle: Rugs, especially those made with Artsilk, can appear different in colour depending on where you're standing due to the light and direction of the fibres. Rotate the rug 180 degrees or view it from various sides to see the true colour. Remember, showroom samples might differ slightly due to wear and UV exposure but are a good indicator of how your rug will age.

2. Regular Maintenance

Weekly Vacuuming: To prevent dust and dirt from embedding in the fibers, vacuum your rug once a week. Use a non-rotating head vacuum cleaner on a low suction setting if possible, to avoid pulling on the fibres.

3. Managing Shedding

Expect Some Shedding: It’s natural, especially with rugs made from natural fibers like wool or linen. Shedding should lessen over time, usually after about 9 months of regular use.

Initial Care: Right after purchase, you might notice more shedding. This is due to the loose fibers left from the crafting process. Regular vacuuming during this period helps manage shedding.

4. Cleaning Spills

Act Fast on Spills: In case of spills, quickly scoop up any solids using a dull knife or spoon. Blot liquids with a clean towel without rubbing, to avoid spreading the stain.

Spot Cleaning: For wool blends, use a damp cloth with plain water for spot cleaning. Avoid cleaning products as they may harm the rug. For viscose/Artsilk rugs, use a white paper towel for immediate blotting. You can also try a light mist of a vinegar and water solution, followed by blotting. Do not soak these rugs as they are highly absorbent and can be damaged easily.

6. Professional Cleaning

If you’re unsure about cleaning the rug yourself or if it requires a thorough clean, consider hiring a professional. Look for services endorsed by organizations like Woolsafe. They also offer an online cleaning guide for additional support.

7. Spot Cleaning

Wool Blends: Dab gently with a damp cloth and plain water. Avoid soaps and cleaners to prevent damage.

Viscose/Art silk: Act fast with a white paper towel for spills. Avoid liquids and consider a vinegar-water mist for tougher spots, always following up with a soft, dry method to finish.

If you're ever unsure, it's best to hire a professional cleaner. You can find trusted cleaners near you and access additional online guides through the Woolsafe organisation.

8. Additional Tips

Use a Rug Underlay: To minimise wear and tear, consider using an underlay beneath your rug. Visit our Showroom for options that can help extend the life of your rug.

Our Warranty

Keep in mind that our rug warranty covers manufacturing faults for a 2-year period. It does not cover wear and tear, shedding, or damage from spills. 

By following these care tips, you can enjoy your King Living rug for years to come, ensuring it remains a beautiful and cherished part of your home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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