Rug Making Process
- Hand Knotted
- Hand Loom
- Hand Tufted
- Dhurries & Kilims
- Machine Made
Rug Choosing Guide
- Knots per Inch
- Silk Rugs
- Wool Rugs
- Bamboo Silk/Tencel/Viscose
- Cotton Rugs
- Jute/Sisal/Coir/Hemp/Grass Rugs
- Leather Rugs
- Rubber Floor Coverings
Since water can stain jute, cleaning in the washing machine is not advised. Your jute rug needs to be vacuumed often using a low-powered vacuum cleaner and one without a beater brush.
Vacuum your Sisal rug at least once a week with a suction only vacuum. Stains need to be dabbed repeatedly with a mixture of dishwashing liquid and lukewarm water until they’re gone. Dry quickly with a hairdryer to prevent excessive moisture from damaging the plant fibres.
Vacuum Coir, Hemp and Seagrass rugs regularly as they tend to gather dust easily. Scrub stains away with a soft brush and soapy water making sure to blot dry and speeding up the drying process by using a fan or dryer since water weakens natural fibres like these.
Some of these rugs are woven in squares and are then sewn together. Buying a few extra squares will help you hand-stitch new swatches into the rug if a spot gets ruined.
Rotate these rugs every 3 to 6 months to prevent uneven fading and wear.
Avoid exposure to sunlight to prevent colour fading.
Bleaches, mildew removers, stain-resistant sprays, topical treatments or other strong chemicals are an absolute no-no.
A professional cleaning is recommended every 12-18 months.
Using a rug pad is recommended.