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How to clean a Moroccan Rug?

 

All Baboosh products are handmade. Our rugs are weaved by women in remote and isolated villages in Morocco where winters are very tough. It takes up to three months for a rug to be made. Each one is unique.

At Baboosh, we find the most beautiful rugs (new and vintage) from all over Morocco for you. Our rugs are 100% handmade. They might be slightly asymmetrical or have a thin wool thread from a different color here and there. But hey, this is what makes them authentic, isn't it?

Very often, people ask me how to clean a Moroccan rug. Here are few steps & tips to take care of your Baboosh rug.

How to wash a Moroccan rug?

You can clean your rug the same way you clean any rug with a laundry detergent mixed with water. Make sure it dries perfectly under the sun. If absence of sun, we recommend you can get your rug cleaned by a professional dry cleaner.

Note: if you take good care of your rug, you won't need to take it to a professional cleaner :) Follow next steps to avoid using a professional rug cleaner.

How often should I vacuum my Moroccan rug?

If you have pets or if the rug is in a busy area: vacuum it once a week or every ten days.

If you don't have pets: vacuum it once or twice a month.

Small tip: if you like to keep your rug fluffy, vacuum it in the opposite direction of the pile. 

Small tip #2: Start by vacuuming the back of the rug. It will help you eliminate all the dust accumulated in the rug. Then vacuum the front.

How to clean a small spot on a Moroccan rug?

If you have a small spot to clean and don't want to take your rug to a professional cleaner, you can first try to clean it by yourself.

Method 1: Put some white vinegar on the spot with a clean white towel and try to gently scrub the stain. Then repeat the same operation with water. Please, do not over scrub the rug. If you see that the stain doesn't go away, it is better to give your rug to a professional cleaner.

Method 2: If you don't have white vinegar, replace it with laundry detergent.

Small tip: If it's a wine stain, use water and salt. Salt will absorb the wine. Then, vacuum the area to remove all salt.

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