You can expect years of beauty and enjoyment from a braided rug when it is maintained properly. Home care is very important for any floor covering, and braided rugs may require some unique maintenance over the years, easily accomplished at home. The thread holding the braids along side of one another can weaken and break over time or heavy traffic. This ends up making the rug fall apart.
Repairing Broken Braids – Connecting threads needs to be addressed BEFORE the cleaning process as it will become worse.
The braids are held together by Super Seam®, a rugged, break-resistant polyester thread that ensures durability. The rug can be restored to its original strength by using a simple whip stitch to repair it. Only the strongest threads are used to stitch the braids together.
Braided Rug Care & Cleaning
Reverse & Rotate
Reverse and rotate braided rugs as they soil. This process will prolong the life of the rug by evenly distributing the traffic to both sides.
Do not shake or beat the rug since this treatment could damage it. Clean spills immediately by blotting with a cloth or sponge. Remove any grease spots with ordinary dry cleaning solvents.
SPOT CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
- Cleaning spills immediately can often prevent a stain from setting in. See the chart above for specific spills and their cleaning methods. Follow these directions for quick spot cleaning.
- Blot spills with a clean, white, absorbent cloth or paper towel. Never rub a spill; rubbing forces the spill deeper into the fibers.
- Remove any solids using a spoon or a blunt knife. Always work from the edge of the stain inward, and scrape in the direction of the pile whenever possible.
- Remove as much moisture from the spill as possible by blotting with a clean, white, absorbent cloth or paper towel.
- Try to remove any residual stain with clean, lukewarm water containing a small amount of carpet shampoo or mild dishwashing liquid.
- If water fails, a solvent can be used to effectively remove a spill. Always pretest the solvent on a small area of the rug by applying a few drops, then blotting with a clean, white, absorbent cloth or paper towel.
- Apply the solvent directly on the stain and work from the edges of the spot to the center with a spoon handle. Blot thoroughly with a white, absorbent cloth or paper towel until as much moisture as possible is absorbed. Repeat the process until the spot no longer transfers to the cleaning cloth, never over-wetting the stain.
- Use clean water to remove any residual cleaner, and absorb any remaining moisture with white paper towels. When dry, vacuum pile to restore texture.
- If you cannot completely remove the spill, send you rug to a reputable professional cleaner.