Properly maintained carpets enhance the appearance and atmosphere of interiors. To protect the investment you made in your carpet and to extend its life, it is important to clean it at regular intervals, rather than waiting until the carpet is heavily soiled. Maintaining the beauty of wool carpet is exceptionally easy - in fact, a lot easier than most people think. Wool’s unique and complex fiber structure releases soil up to 25% more readily than synthetic fiber carpet. Furthermore, the natural resistance of wool fibers provides you with time to act as liquid spills stay on top of the pile longer, rather than seeping into the base of the pile and backing.
There are three basic steps to protect your investment:
- Vacuum regularly.
- Remove spills immediately.
- Professionally clean by hot water extraction (for residential use, every year or two).
Some major problems that are present in hand made carpet are as follow -
- Shedding All hand knotted, hand tufted, loom knotted rugs have a good knotting strength but over the years they tend to shed, the shedding of rugs depends on various factors including quality of wool, weaving style and sometimes the pile height. To avoid shedding it is advised to take regular care of your carpet by regularly vacuuming the rugs.
- Sprouting Sprouting tends to be a major drawback for the handmade rugs till date since it is difficult to take out all the sprouts in a rug during and after the weaving process.
- Creasing Creasing is majorly there in a rug because of how a rug is rolled, it should disappear after a few weeks of usage an advisable situation is to try reverse rolling.
- Fading Rugs that have been placed under direct sunlight starts to fade away eventually an advisable situation is to try not to place it under direct sunlight or to keep turning the rug after every few weeks.
- Binding Sometimes after a few weeks of usage the binding of a rug starts coming out this majorly happens because of bad handling of rugs during transportation or sometimes due to manufacturing.