Wool carpet is known for its durability and luxurious feel, but it requires special care to maintain its beauty over time. Wool fibres can easily become damaged by high-suction vacuums, beater bars, or over-saturation during cleaning. In this blog post, we will cover the best ways to clean and maintain wool carpets for homeowners who want to keep their floors looking like new. Please remember to always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines when it comes to maintaining your wool carpet.
Vacuum Regularly: Dirt and dust can cling to wool fibres, causing damage over time. Make sure to vacuum your wool carpet regularly, but use a vacuum that has adjustable suction settings. Avoid using vacuums with high suction or beater bars, as they can damage the wool fibres. If you must use a vacuum with beater bars, make sure they are set to the highest setting, so they don’t damage the rug.
Blot Up Spills Immediately
Blot Up Spills Immediately: Wool isn’t naturally water-resistant, so it’s crucial to remove spills quickly to prevent them from turning into stains. When spills occur, absorb as much of the liquid as possible using a clean cloth or paper towel. Avoid scrubbing the carpet, as this can push the liquid further into the fibres.
Have your carpets professionally cleaned
Have your carpet professionally cleaned. Avoid over-saturating the carpet with water, as this can cause damage to the wool fibres. To test if your carpet is too wet, use a paper towel to blot the carpet. If the paper towel comes away damp, the carpet is appropriately cleaned. If the paper towel comes away wet, you need to dry the carpet further.
Avoid Direct Sunlight
Wool carpets can quickly fade in direct sunlight, so it’s essential to avoid placing the carpet in areas where it will be exposed to natural light. If you have no option but to place the carpet in direct sunlight, use window treatments to prevent fading.
Rotate your rug or furniture
Wool carpet experiences wear and tear, causing it to flatten over time. Rotate your carpet at least once a year to prevent flat spots from forming in high-traffic areas. This will also prevent uneven fading and damage to the wool fibres.
Know your warranty and follow the manufacturer’s guides
Wool carpets are a significant investment for homeowners looking for a durable and beautiful flooring option. Caring for wool carpets can seem daunting, but if you follow these tips, your wool carpet will look like new for years to come. Make sure you have all the warranty information from the manufacturer to know how best to care for your wool carpet. Take the necessary time to care for your wool carpet, and it will reward you with a luxurious feel and durability for years to come.
Below are a couple of selections of Wool carpets from Godfrey Hirst and Banner Carpets which can be purchased through us.