Tips to clean a shaggy rug

The shaggy rug is making a come back from its popular American debut in the late 1960's. Shaggy rugs enjoy a very long history, dating back to ancient Greece and other civilizations. The ancient flokati rug, made of goat's fur, is the Greek equivalent of  a shaggy rug, and it is very similar to today's shag rugs. The genuine lush flokati shaggy rug is a little on the expensive side although this rug will possess timeless beauty.

Tips to clean a shaggy rug:

Shake the rug to loosen any grit or loose fibres then on a low setting on the vacuum cleaner, brush the top surface this will help to minimise the excessive shedding usually associated with these types of rugs. Routine clean with a suction vacuum to prevent dirt clogging up in pile. Rotate rug regularly, particularly if exposed to direct sunlight this can cause bleaching to the rug. Blot up excess spills with a clean cloth, then work from the outer edge in applying carpet cleaner. Once clean, pat excess moisture with paper towels and allow to dry.

If cleaned regularly this will reduce the amount of shedding polymers from these types of rug. Although these rugs do molt the polymers are wool based so should not cause any adverse reactions to the skin.

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