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Just purchased a Finarte rug? See below for extensive care instructions.
Good maintenance extends the use and lifecycle of the product significantly.
We have created a guide on how to take care of your Finarte products. From here, you find both general and more material-specific care instructions that are easy to follow.
Cotton and cotton blend rugs are durable and practical. The best way to keep the rug clean is regular vacuuming. Please note that modern vacuum cleaners are very efficient, and too strong suction power can damage the rug. Especially knotted cotton rugs, such as the soft Dyyni, are more sensitive to vacuuming than tightly woven cotton rugs. When vacuuming, use a low suction power and preferably a nozzle especially meant for rug vacuuming. We do not recommend tamping and shaking rugs, as these can damage the structure of the handmade products.
Although cotton doesn’t reject dirt like wool, it’s easy to clean with water. Stains can be removed from the rug with gentle rubbing with a damp cleaning cloth and a mild detergent.
We recommend a gentle hand wash or flat wash at 30 degrees Celcius (80F) for Finarte cotton rugs. Machine washing or the use of a pressure washer is not permitted. When washing the rug by yourself, please use a mild detergent and do not soak the rug. Wash the striped rugs along with the stripes and rinse the rug thoroughly. Dry the cotton mat in a shady place on a flat surface or hang it to dry so that the water drains along with the stripes. Wet rug must not be rolled or folded.
Read our more detailed tips for self-washing cotton rugs here. Although our tips are written for washing rugs outdoors, you can use the instructions also for washing rugs indoors. Take the environment into account, and please wash the rugs in a place where the washing water does not enter the water system directly. For big-sized cotton rugs, we always recommend professional cleaning. Big-sized rugs can be very heavy when wet and thus difficult to handle and get dry.
Wool is quite an easy-care rug material. The easiest and most important way to take care of a wool rug is regular vacuuming. If not removed by vacuuming, dirt and dust can damage the rug’s structure over time. Use a V-shaped motion when vacuuming a flat wool rug. For long-pile wool rugs, we recommend a lower vacuuming power. Too strong suction force can loosen hand-knotted wool rugs structure and detach fluff. From time to time, go through the long-piled wool rug with a vacuum nozzle more carefully to remove loose dust between the long piles.
Some fluff can come off from a new wool rug. This is normal for natural materials like wool and evens out over time. You can remove the fluff by vacuuming or brushing with a soft brush.
The wool rug is easy to freshen up by taking it outdoors. However, we do not recommend tamping or shaking rugs, as it can damage the handwoven surface. Preferably vacuum rug regularly to remove dust and loose dirt from the rug.
Wool naturally repels water and dirt. If liquid spills on the wool rug, it will not be immediately absorbed into the fibers and remains on the surface. Still work with stain removal quickly. First, remove any solid stain and soak up the liquid stain with a clean cleaning cloth or kitchen paper. However, if the stain gets absorbed into the rug, remove it by pressing again with a damp lint-free cleaning cloth, using a small amount of a mild detergent suitable for wool. Avoid abrasion of the stain and excess use of soap, as soft wool felts easily.
We recommend washing wool rugs in professional dry cleaning.
Viscose is a more sensitive material than wool or cotton. However, when properly cared for, a beautiful shining viscose rug is a long-lasting purchase. Use a protection spray for your new viscose rug before use. The protection spay prevents dirt from being absorbed into the viscose fibers and makes the maintenance of the rug easier. Vacuum the viscose rug regularly in the direction of the lint.
Some fluff can come off from a new viscose rug, but it evens out over time. You can remove the fluffy fibers by vacuuming or lightly brushing. The surface of the viscose rug may make you want to vacuum it often and with full power, but this should be avoided. Instead, use lower power of suction and also give your rug time to rest. An intense, repetitive rubbing motion can open the thread ends of the viscose rug, causing the beautiful shine of the rug’s surface to disappear.
Viscose fiber absorbs moisture quickly, so you should be quick to remove stains. To remove stains, use a soft, lint-free cleaning cloth and remove the stain from its edges by moving it to the center to prevent spreading it. Avoid strong detergents and rubbing. When removing stains, it is also worth noting that viscose is sensitive to water, and water can cause stains on the surface of the viscose rug.
For viscose rugs, we recommend professional dry cleaning.
The easiest way to keep a jute rug tidy is to vacuum regularly. Some fiber can come off the new jute rug, which is a normal feature of a jute rug.
The edges of the jute rug can sometimes curl. To smooth the rug, lightly dampen the curled area with water and place something flat and heavy on it, such as books. Let the weights stay in place overnight.
On the naturally multicolored surface of the jute rug, dirt is hardly visible. Finarte jute rugs are woven tightly, so loose dirt often stays on the surface of the rug and is easy to vacuum away. You can clean stains by gently rubbing them with a damp cloth.
We recommend dry cleaning the jute rugs with professional cleaning, but you can also wash a small jute rug yourself. Find our tips on rug washing from here. Although these tips are written for washing rugs outdoors, you can also use them for washing rugs indoors. Take the environment into account in rug washing, and don’t wash your rugs in places where the washing water enters the water system directly.
Please note that water may leave marks on the jute rug when washing it. Avoid soaking the rug and rinse it thoroughly. Dry the jute rug quickly after washing because being wet for a long time can affect the shape of the jute rug. Spread the rug on a flat surface and air dry in a shady place. Wet rug must not be folded or rolled. Wait that the rug is completely dry before using it.