Vacuuming Wool, Synthetic and Blends
Your rug will last longer with regular vacuuming. For best results on tufted rugs, adjust the rotating brush to barely touch the face of the rug. On wool loops, woven, and long shag rugs, disable the beater bar before vacuuming. The rotating brush can damage the finish of your rug. Pay extra attention when vacuuming high use areas where food and debris can fall in-between the rug fibers; thorough vacuuming in these areas can help prevent wear marks. Certain vacuums can be too aggressive and damage the rug. Never vacuum rug edges or fringe and always pick up the vacuum and place on rug before turning on.
Vacuuming Plant Fiber and Viscose Rugs
(Jute, Seagrass and Sisal)
Natural fiber floor covering is relatively easy to maintain. Coir, Sea Grass, and Sisal are hard, natural vegetable fibers that perform well in most environments with only regular vacuuming to maintain. The static free nature of the fibers do not attract and cause dust to cling. The soil filters through the weave rather than staying on top of the surface. Regular and frequent vacuuming is the most important maintenance you can do to prolong the beauty and life of natural fiber floor covering. For the best results vacuum both directions several times with the brush setting on the vacuum just barley touching the face of the rug.
Jute and viscose rugs are softer fibers and vacuum should be used on suction only, or the fibers can be damaged.