Floor Care

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Carpet

Wool Carpet:
Wool carpet is naturally stain resistant. The unique scaly structure of the wool fibre means it resists soiling and releases dirt easily. Dirt and liquid spills tend to sit on the surface and are easier to remove.
As with any type of flooring however, your wool carpet will need regular care to stay looking its best. Your carpet will retain its good looks and last longer if you follow our recommended care routine:
  • Dry vacuum regularly
  • Promptly attend to spills and stains.
  • Never rub, brush or massage the carpet pile when it is damp or wet.
  • When necessary, have a professional steam clean by a reputable operator
In this section you'll find information about what to expect when your carpet is new and what carpet traits are part and parcel of having a natural fibre under your feet. There's also advice on our recommended maintenance programme and how to treat individual stains.

General Care

A regular maintenance programme is recommended to achieve three key things:-
  • Remove soil and dirt from the surface of the carpet
  • Preserve the original texture of the carpet
  • Increase the lifespan of the carpet 
Soiling

More often than not, soiling occurs as the result of particles of dirt being walked into the carpet from some external source. Prevention is always better than cure, and we recommend door mats at all entranceways to create a barrier to soiling.

Staining

Staining occurs from the chemical bonding of a pigment with the wool fibre. Once this bonding has taken place, removal can be extremely difficult without causing some damage to the carpet pile. This is why promptly attending to spills and stains is so critical.
The cleaning programme needs to be proportional to the carpet's exposure to soiling. Frequent and moderate cleaning is preferable to harsh treatment likely to be required if cleaning is done infrequently.

Spills & Stains

Any accidental spills and stains need to be dealt with immediately to avoid permanent damage.

DO:
Contain the stain
  • Blot up liquids straight away using a paper towel or clean cloth.
In the event of any large area spills, we'd recommend putting a clean towel down and standing on it to absorb as much liquid as possible.

Scoop up solids immediately using a knife or spoon - try not to push the substance further into the carpet pile.

DON'T
  • Rub wet carpet pile - ever! This will damage the carpet pile and can spread the stain further.
  • Drown the carpet in water or any other liquid.
With liquid stains you must firmly blot up the stain first before applying any remover. If you don't have any Wet Stain Remover handy, then the next best thing would be to dilute the area with lukewarm (not hot) water and re-blot thoroughly using a clean dry towel or paper towel, ensuring you do not rub the stain. You can continue to gently apply water and re-blot. The wool pile will not be damaged by water as long as you don't over-wet the carpet, as this may cause watermarks on the surface and may damage the backing.

Most oily or greasy stains can be removed, even after a period of time. However, certain stains may have a chemical reaction with the fibre and can cause irreversible damage. In store you will able to receive Professional advise on a wide range of Cleaning Products.
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