Handy Guide to Cleaning Wool Carpet

 

 

New Zealand Wool carpets are made from 100% wool – they will stay looking great for years. Carpets that use a blend of fibres will show their age more quickly as the various fibre types will wear differently, causing high traffic areas to have a higher lustre than other areas. Because your carpet is made from 100% wool it has inbuilt soiling protection that was put there by nature. The tiny scales on wool fibre protect it from soil and stains and because the fibre has a low-lustre and is opaque, dirt will not be as visible as it would on a synthetic fibre which is made from oil.

 

Also, as the fibre of Laneve carpets and textiles are 100% New Zealand wool, they are also 100% natural and biodegradable and can be returned to earth one day…

 

(a long way into the future).

 

recycle

 

There are some simple things you can do to maintain your Laneve carpet and keep it looking brilliant for many years to come.

Vacuuming

 

Laneve wool carpets trap dust, but this is a good thing as it means that dust is not floating about in your home irritating and causing allergies. Carpets are textiles and require a little bit of looking after. The most important thing to do is to regularly vacuum your carpet, especially in high traffic areas.

 

Vacuuming once per week will ensure that dust and dirt is kept out of the pile. Vacuum a little more often in heavy traffic areas. Certain cleaners are more appropriate for certain types of carpets. Make sure you choose the best type of cleaner to keep your carpet looking marvellous.

 

Oh, and take it slow, don’t frantically scurry about, give the machine time to lift the dirt out of the pile. If there are small piles of loose fibre on your carpet, DON’T PANIC! The first few times you vacuum your carpet there will be a little bit of shedding and the cleaner may fill up very fast. Shedding is a tiny percentage of the carpet fibres escaping from your carpet that don’t really need to be in there, is completely normal and will settle down after a few weeks.

 

vacuum cleaners

 

 

Preventative Maintenance

 

You can prevent damage from occurring to your Laneve wool carpet by placing absorbent mats at the most frequently used entrances to your home. These should be changed or laundered when they become dirty.

 

Spot Cleaning

 

 

Here are some basic tips…

 

Speed is of the essence and applying the right treatments promptly will help prevent stains and damage. The following tips will help you deal with spills and spots you may encounter:

 

• In the case of spilt liquids, the recommended method is to blot the spill with an absorbent, white cloth.

 

• If solids are spilt, they should be scooped or picked up quickly. Any remaining residue should then be treated.

 

• When applying cleaning agents, follow instructions on the packaging and use a small quantity at a time. Always test first in an inconspicuoes area.

 

• By working your way inwards from the outer edge of a spot, you can prevent the stain from spreading.

 

• When cleaning up spills and spots, avoid rubbing as this can cause the spot to spread or distort the pile.

 

• Keep the carpet as dry as possible during cleaning. After applying the required treatment, blot the area as dry as possible with a clean cloth and then cover with paper towels to dry.

 

Still need help? Contact Woolsafe

 

The Woolsafe organisation has a list of approved cleaning professionals and products that will come to the rescue should the worst happen. Click on the Woolsafe logo for more detailed cleaning information.

woolsafe approved

You can also download the Woolsafe app to your i-device.

woolsafe app

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