Handmade Rugs Care

Handmade rugs are valuable and special items due to their unique designs and superior craftsmanship. Caring for these types of rugs requires attention and diligence to ensure their longevity and to maintain their aesthetic appearance. Here is a detailed care guide for handmade rugs:

Regular Maintenance

Regular Vacuuming:

  • Gently vacuum your handmade rugs at least twice a week. This prevents dust and dirt from settling deep into the rug. Use a vacuum with a soft brush attachment to avoid damaging the fibers.

Rotate the Rug:

  • Rotate your rug once or twice a year to ensure even wear. This is particularly important if the rug is exposed to sunlight or heavy traffic areas.

Stain Removal

Immediate Response:

  • When a stain occurs, start cleaning the rug immediately. Clean the stain from the outside in to prevent spreading.

Choosing a Stain Remover:

  • Use pH-balanced stain removers made specifically for rugs. Avoid cleaners that contain bleach or very strong chemicals.

Deep Cleaning

Professional Cleaning:

  • Handmade rugs, especially valuable and delicate ones, may require professional cleaning every 12-18 months. Professionals can clean the rug using methods appropriate to its type and material.


  • If you decide to wash the rug at home, use cold water and take advantage of rug shampoos. Gently brush the surface of the rug instead of scrubbing, and rinse it off.

Special Considerations

Protection from Sunlight:

  • Direct sunlight can cause the colors of the rug to fade. Use curtains or blinds in windows exposed to the sun to protect your rug.

Moisture Control:

  • Handmade rugs can be prone to mold and bad odors in humid environments. Keep the humidity level of the area where your rug is located under control.


  • If you plan to store your rug for a long time, make sure it is clean and dry. Roll the rug instead of folding it and cover it with a breathable material instead of plastic.

Proper care of your handmade rugs will ensure that they remain a part of your home for many years. Diligent maintenance plays a critical role in preserving the value and aesthetic beauty of the rug.

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