How to Clean a Wool Rug Naturally, with No Chemical Products
Wool rugs are beautiful, but they can be difficult to clean. If you use the wrong cleaning products, you can damage the fibres and ruin the rug. In this complete guide, we'll show you how to clean a wool rug without using any chemicals.
How Often Should you Clean a Wool Rug?
How often you need to clean a wool rug will depend on a number of factors. You will need to consider where the rug is placed, what kind of footfall the wool rug has to deal with, whether you have children and/or pets as well as how careful you are!
We find that, for most households, once a week is a good rule of thumb to follow.
Option 1: Vacuum your Wool Rug
Vacuuming is the best way to remove dirt and dust from your wool rug. It's important to use the right vacuum cleaner though. You need to use a vacuum that has been designed for use on wool rugs. These vacuums will have softer brushes that won't damage the fibres.
It's also critical that the vacuum you use DOES NOT have a beater bar attachment as this could get caught in the fibres and pull the fibres away from your beautiful wool rug! This is something we do not want to happen, especially as damage caused during cleaning will not be covered under our returns policy.
Option 2: Beat It! Just Beat It!
Beating your wool rug is a great way to get rid of dust and dirt. It's also a good way to fluff up the fibres and make your rug look like new again.
To beat your wool rug, you will need to take it outside and hang it over a clothesline or similar. Use a carpet beater or similar (like a broom, or even a baseball bat if you prefer) to beat the rug. You should do this in sections so that you don't damage the rug. Please just make sure to lightly beat the rug, do not beat the daylight out of it as this could cause damage.
Beating your wool rug is a great way to clean it, but it's also a good way to extend the life of your rug. By beating the rug, you are helping to redistribute the oils in the wool which will help to protect it from dirt and dust.
Option 3: Shake, Shake, Shake, Senora
Shaking your wool rug is another great way to clean it. This is especially effective if your rug is small enough to shaking by hand. If your rug is too big to shake by hand, you can hang it over a clothesline or similar and shake it that way.
Shaking your wool rug will help to remove dirt and dust from the rug. It will also help to fluff up the fibres and make your rug look like new again.
Essentially, shaking your wool rug is very similar to beating the rug. We would recommend simply shaking the rug if the rug is not too dirty and there is no dirt that has been compressed into the rug from pets or children for example. If dirt has been pressed into the rug, we'd recommend beating it for the extra "oomph" needed.
Option 4: Steam Cleaning your Wool Rugs
Steam cleaning is a great way to clean your wool rug. However, it's important to note that you should never get a wool rug soaking wet. This could damage the fibres and ruin the rug.
When steam cleaning your wool rug, you need to use a steam cleaner that has been specifically designed for use on wool rugs. These steam cleaners will have a lower pressure setting which will prevent damage to the fibres.
It's also important to make sure that you don't over-steam your rug. You should only steam clean small sections at a time and you should never steam clean the entire rug at once. This could damage the fibres and ruin the rug.
To steam clean your wool rug, you will need to:
Fill the steam cleaner with water according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Place the steam cleaner on your wool rug and turn it on.
Steam clean small sections of your rug at a time.
Once you have finished steam cleaning, allow the rug to dry completely before using it again. This could take several hours or even a day or two depending on how wet the rug is.
It's also important to note that you should never use a regular vacuum cleaner to try and remove water from your wool rug. This could damage the vacuum cleaner and it could also damage the fibres of your wool rug.
As you can see, there are several ways that you can clean your wool rug without using any chemical products. These methods are all effective and they will not damage your wool rug.
We hope you found this guide helpful. If you have any questions or if you would like some more information, please feel free to contact us. We would be more than happy to help you out!
- Posted On: 17 August 2022