Keeping your wool rug looking its best: Essential maintenance tips

Keeping your wool rug looking its best: Essential maintenance tips

At Umé Atelier, we're dedicated to bringing you the finest artisanal rugs from Morocco, all made from 100% wool.
Guided by founder Mireille's passion for storytelling and exploration, each rug reflects the rich heritage and skilled craftsmanship of its origin. From the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech's bustling markets, our rugs embody Moroccan tradition and artistry.

Each rug holds a unique story of craftsmanship and culture, forging deep connections with the artisans and communities they come from.

These wool rugs are not only durable and luxurious, but they also add warmth and texture to any space. Whether you have a stunning Berber rug or a classic Beni Ouarain, it's important to properly maintain your wool rug to preserve its beauty and quality.

Here are some essential tips for caring for your wool rug:

  1. Regular Vacuuming: Regular vacuuming is crucial to remove dust, dirt, and loose fibers. Use a low-power vacuum with a brush attachment to avoid damaging the fibers.

  2. Rotate: To evenly distribute wear, rotate your rug regularly. This helps prevent certain areas from wearing out faster than others.

  3. Treat Stains Promptly: If something is accidentally spilled on your rug, treat the stain immediately. Blot gently with a clean cloth to absorb excess moisture, then use a mild cleaning solution and water to gently remove the stain.

  4. Professional Cleaning: Over time, your wool rug may benefit from professional cleaning to remove deeply embedded dirt and stains. Be sure to choose a professional cleaning company with experience in cleaning wool rugs.

  5. Avoid Direct Sunlight: Avoid placing your rug in a location where it receives direct sunlight, as this can cause colors to fade and fibers to degrade. But the bright pinks, reds and oranges of the rugs naturally fade with time into the most beautiful pastels...

By following these simple maintenance tips, you can ensure that your wool rug looks beautiful and feels luxurious for years to come.
A well-maintained rug will not only enhance your interior decor but also add a warm and inviting element to your home.

Shop our collections of Moroccan wool rugs here, and get inspired to add a spark of colour and natural materials to your home decor with these timeless pieces.

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