Care & Maintenance

Care and Maintenance

How should I care for the rug?
Vacuum the rug with suction only, and spot clean with a mild clear detergent and water. For heavier stains, please send us photos via email at Help@ApadanaFineRugs.com.

How should I store the rug?
Keep in a dry, dark area and always roll a rug when storing. Folding a rug will cause it to weaken over time. If storing for an extended period of time (more than one season), add moth balls.

Spotting

Blot up spills immediately. It is important to remove as much of
the excess material as quickly as possible. Using a clean, white
towel press down on the stain, working from the outside of the
spill to the middle. Blot don't rub or scrub.

Remove solids with a plastic spoon or butter knife and blot up
liquids with towels before applying any cleaning products

Pre-test spotting solution products on an unseen place, like the back of the rug. If dye transfers to a towel or if the
rug changes color in that area, you should NOT use this solution and consult a professional.

Do Not Over Wet

Don’t over wet. Use small amounts of liquids. Over wetting can cause the stain to spread and colors to run. Less is more. Use cleaning solutions sparingly. Excessive use of strong chemicals can damage your rug and compound the problem. Be patient. Some spots respond very slowly. It’s better to take a little time when treating a spot than having to look at bad results for years. Rinse out cleaning products and chemicals. If you used a cleaning solution, be sure to blot it up and follow up by blotting with a damp cloth. Leaving detergent in your rug can cause rapid re-soiling. Dry the spotted area. Prolonged moisture can cause color run and mildew damage.

Spotting Solutions

1. Apply a small amount of cold water and blot with a dry towel
2. Mix 1/2 teaspoonful of hand dishwashing detergent with a cup of cold water (that does NOT contain bleaches or disinfectants).
3. Mix 1/3 cup of white distilled vinegar with 2/3 cup cold water.
4. Apply a small amount of clear rubbing alcohol to a towel. Use in very small amounts to avoid damage to your rug. Be sure of proper ventilation before using any volatile solvents, like rubbing alcohol. When in doubt, or if a spot does not respond to your treatment, contact us at 203-698-5667.

Contact Us

507 Wesport Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851

(203) 698-5667

Hours: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Closed on Sundays

help@apadanafinerugs.com