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Karastan: Cleaning and Care Tips

Karastan area rugs can be the ideal way to accent and showcase any room. Individuals can either purchase Karastan for their home such as the living room, bathroom, hallway, or bedroom. In addition, Karastan area rugs offer softness where there is no carpet and a beautiful splash of color or design to an area that would otherwise be plain.

Indoor Karastan Rugs take a little bit of effort to maintain, similar to carpet, but even more so. Outdoor rugs due to the different materials that they are made from have different care instructions. Runners, Rug Runners or Carpet Runners have the same care instructions to regular area rugs as explained below.

The general basic care for a Karastan rug isn’t to complex at all, but you do need to give your rugs some care every year. The easiest way to care for any of the indoor rugs that you may have such as kitchen rugs, living room rugs, bedroom rugs, kids rugs, nursery rugs or even bathroom rugs is to simply, vacuum them.

No matter how affordable or expensive your Karastan Rug can cost, regular vacuuming is a must to keep the rug in top condition. In addition, vacuuming your Karastan Rug at least once a week is manageable depending on what area of the house it sits, but twice a week is optimal.

Furthermore, our care experts suggest that you vacuum the rug just as you would regular carpet. If you have pets that shed a lot of hair, you may need to brush the hair out of the carpet because vacuums leave a lot of hair behind.

Another thing you can do to care for your rug is to take it outside and beat it. Hitting the rug with a stick or banging it out can get dust and dirt out of the rug pretty effectively. Be careful if you have allergies or if it’s banned in your area. This is generally more effective if you have a small Karastan rug as shaking out a big heavy rug probably wouldn’t go over to well.

Spills and stains are a part of life, especially if you have kids or pets. However, in most cases there is no reason to throw out a rug because something gets on it, you can remove the stains and clean the rug pretty easily in most cases. The key to removing the stains efficiently is time. The sooner you start working on the spill and spot clean the area, the easier it will be to remove, because the stain will not have had time to set into the rug materials.

Different kinds of materials and fabrics require different types of care. Below each type of rug and the methods needed to care for them have be explained. *Keeping the care tags on the rugs will make this process even easier.

Handmade, Oriental or Hand Knotted Rugs

You can vacuum handmade rugs but proceed with caution as you need to be a little extra careful. By this, I mean, for these types of rugs, using a vacuum straight onto the rug can damage it by pulling out the materials directly from the carpet.

A great cleaning tip is to place a piece of nylon screen on top of the rug and weighing it down before you vacuum, then vacuum from on top of the nylon screen, this way the dirt will stick to the nylon and the vacuum will not directly damage the rug. We recommend that you clean your Karastan Rug professionally at least once a year.

As handmade rugs tend to have a larger price tag, it is also usually a great idea to find out as much about the rug as possible from the maker or seller and ask for instructions on how to properly care for it.

Woven or Braided Karastan Area Rugs

Before you start to clean your Karastan rug, always check for rips or tears. Check again once you have finished. You can generally tumble dry any woven or braided rug on low and lay it out on a blanket or a towel to complete the process. If the rug cannot be put in the machine, using approved carpet cleaner foam, wiping the area clean and vacuuming it up is an acceptable method. This method can also be used for Jute Rugs.

Wool, Coir, Sisal, Rush and Grass Rugs

Wool, Coir, Sisal, Rush and Grass Rugs are made of natural fibers and materials and are generally easy to care for.

These types of rugs, especially wool rugs, because they are so thick and voluminous, tend to accumulate dirt very easily. Therefore vacuuming regularly is a very good idea to keep the rug from building up dirt and grime over time. As well as vacuuming the upside of the rug, ensure you vacuum underneath it.

These rugs are commonly reversible, if it is, flip it every time you vacuum to reduce wear and tear on one side of the rug. When stained, pick the rug up and move to a table or other surface to clean, placing a towel underneath, scrub with a soapy brush or rag and then place a towel over top of the area. To assist in the drying process it is okay to use a fan or hair dryer on low heat.

Our Karastan Rug Sales Expert Advise For You

A handful of stains and spills are pretty easy to get out of most fabrics, for stubborn ones a deep clean may be necessary and a professional clean is a good option to keep your rugs in optimum condition. For some rug materials you can buy a steam carpet cleaner, but always make sure that it is safe enough for use on your specific type of rug.

Keeping up with preemptive maintenance such as vacuuming, rotating and spot cleaning will ensure the life and beauty of your Karastan Rug will last for a long time.

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