Learn about wool

Wool is a natural fiber
When you buy a carpet made of pure new wool, a natural fiber, you get a carpet with all the good qualities you have the right to demand from a really good carpet. Natural fibers are biodegradable.

Wool has a natural elasticity
The wool fiber has a natural elasticity that makes it pliable and springs back after pressure. Therefore, you usually see no traces of steps and furniture in a wool carpet. If you have had slightly heavier furniture on the pile carpet, you can make it easier for the wool to regain its shape by helping with your finger and raising the wool again. Thanks to the fact that wool is a pure natural material, the carpet retains its resilience over the years.

Wool is antistatic
The wool fiber is also porous and – thanks to its ability to absorb moisture – does not easily become statically charged. This contributes to the fact that the wool does not attract dirt like other fibers.

Wool is flame retardant
Unlike other fibers, wool has a natural flame retardant thanks to its nitrogen and moisture content. The wool does not catch fire if an ember from the fire accidentally ends up on the carpet. If the pile on the carpet gets a little burnt, you can easily brush it off without getting ugly burn marks.

Wool is antibacterial
Wool is resistant to bacteria, mold and mites and thus contributes to reducing what can cause allergies in the indoor air.

Wool cleans the indoor air
Wool carpets improve the quality of indoor air by absorbing and neutralizing formaldehyde, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. These are common volatile organic compounds that can be released from household items, printers and even from furniture.

Wool is easy to keep clean
The wool fiber’s ability to repel dirt is an explanation for the lasting quality and long life of the wool carpet. This makes it much easier to clean a wool carpet than a synthetic carpet.

Wool contains the dirt-repellent fat lanolin. Often it is enough to vacuum, to sometimes hang the carpet for airing, etc. to take it out in cold clean fresh snow.

Care instructions

How long your rug will last depends very much on how you care for it. A rug that gets attention and is properly looked after will have a long life and bring you pleasure in many years.

Rotate your rug occasionally, so that it will wear evenly over the whole surface. A pile rug can be rotated only, while a woven rug can be turned over as well as rotated. We recommend the use of rug underlay (anti slip) For reduced wear, improved comfort, non-slip properties and easy vacuuming. Read more under download rug underlay.

It is normal that pile rugs shed much in the beginning. Frequent vacuuming will shorten this period of shedding. For high pile rugs with recommend vacuuming only using the tube of the vacuum cleaner, so that the foot of the vacuum cleaner does not turn the pile into felt.

A wool rug needs just a little attention. All that has to be done for it to retain its appearance over the years is to follow three basic rules:

  1. Vacuuming regularly increases the lifetime of your rug. Rotate the rug so that it will wear evenly. For pile rugs, always finish by vacuuming in the direction of the pile.
  2. Remove stains immediately! Read more under stain key.
  3. Clean the rug only if it is very dirty, and cannot be treated with stain removal. The rug should then be cleaned by a renowned cleaner with professional flat washing.

Cleaning instructions

Woven rugs
Should be professionally flat washed.

Tufted rugs
Should be professionally flat washed. Do not dry clean!
Dry cleaning destroys the rug.

Knotted rugs
Should be professionally flat washed.

Woven and knotted shaggy rugs
Should be professionally flat washed.

Shake the rug outdoors occasionally in order to lift the pile.

Tufted shaggy rugs
Should be professionally flat washed. Do not dry clean!

Dry cleaning destroys the rug.

Shake the rug outdoors occasionally in order to lift the pile.

Stain key
Don’t waste time if the accident is here. Nine out of ten spots go away if treated quickly.

Chocolate1Lipstick2Candle grease3
Coca Cola1Soft drink1Chewing gum3
Fruit1Cooking fat1Urine1
Ice cream1Oil2Egg1
Juice1Shoe polish2  

Method 1

Use unstained paper towels or a clean terry towel to soak up spilled liquid. Dilute the residue with a little lukewarm water, for fresh blood use cold water. Absorb liquid again. Repeat the process and let dry. Any residues are removed with the help of a white cloth moistened with lukewarm water added with a little washing-up liquid. For dried blood and urine, feel free to add a little ammonia. Finish with clean water. Suck up. It is important to soak up as much of the liquid as possible, as the carpet risks yellowing if it is left to dry too slowly.

Method 2

Carefully scrape away as much of the stain as possible. For soot vacuuming. Moisten a white cloth with solvent, such as perchlorethylene. Absolutely no solvents that take away the paint. Bathe the stain and soak up.

Method 3

Cool the stain using ice cubes in a plastic bag. Hack away at the stain with a dull knife and scrape away the largest pieces. Carefully drop some perchlorethylene onto the surface. Wait a minute, and then lift up the remains of the chewing gum/stearin. Any residues are removed using a white cloth moistened with perchlorethylene

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