|2 x 3||SKU 35325||$159|
|5 x 8||SKU 35326||$859|
|7.10 x 9.9||SKU 35327||$1,599|
|8.10 x 11.9||SKU 35328||$2,379|
Noord Whitecap Gray Rug
Wool carpets have outstanding easycare properties. Flame resistance, stain resistance and resiliency are characteristics inherent of wool and are not achievable by chemical treatments. The high moisture content of wool fibers, along with its protein constituents, provide wool carpets with excellent natural flame resistance. Wool fibers do not support combustion- it is difficult to ignite and is self-extinguishable. The surface of a wool fiber is covered by a thin protective membrane which allows wool the ability to shed water. This membrane prevents water from readily penetrating the individual wool fibers.
The hand woven rug represents the remarkable achievement of many highly skilled artisans. Every stage of this ancient craft, from spinning the wool to trimming the pile of the finished rug, is carried out by hand. First, a set of vertical strings, or “warp” is attached to a loom. Then the wool is woven through the warp strings. The workmanship is evident in these fine rugs.
1. Use the handheld attachment to vacuum your rug. High powered vacuums can pull threads out of the back of tugs and cause sprouts.
2. Turn the beater bar off on your vacuum, or if it can not be turned off have it on the highest setting. Beater bar can pull fibers from the face of the rug or they can cause the face of your rug to fuzz
3. Carefully place your vacuum on the edge of the rug. The serging on the edges of rugs are very sensitive. Running the vacuum over the edges can cause the serging to deteriorate and fibers can come loose around the edges.
4. Use the handheld attachment to clean edges.
5. Brooms and sweepers are a great, gentle way to clean your rug. Canister vacuums without beater bars are the most effective.
No two rugs are the same. Slight color variations are common for handmade rugs, as dye lots may change over a period of time.
All wool rugs will shed. Shedding will subside over time, depending on traffic and wear. It typically takes 20-25 vacuums, at a minimum, to curtail shedding. Some will shed for the lifetime of the rug.
If your rug has been rolled or folded for shipping, it may include creases. Creases should disappear within a week or two when the rug is laid out flat. Reverse rolling the rug overnight will help.
Loose fibers, or sprouts, are a normal part of the break-in process of handmade rugs. To remove sprouts, use a small pair of scissors to snip them off even with the pile. Do not pull the fiber out, as this can cause a deterioration of the backing.
If exposed to direct sunlight, rug colors typically fade over time, even if they are fade resistant.
As a general rule, rugs of all materials and constructions should be rotated every 3-6 months to balance color and evenly distribute wear.
Wool is dirt and stain resistant and will look wonderful long-term simply by vacuuming regularly without the use of the beater bar. Use only cold water when cleaning wool to avoid shrinkage. If spills occur, blot immediately with a dry cotton cloth, blot again with mild soap and cold water, and again to dry. Avoid excessive heat or agitation. Do not use oxygen cleaners on your wool rug. Avoid direct sunlight to prevent fading. For best results periodic professional cleaning is recommended.