What’s the best way to maintain my Tufenkian rug?

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We recommend Tufenkian Rugs be washed by hand every three to six years depending on the amount of foot traffic. Our rugs should not be steam cleaned. Heat strong detergents and spotting chemicals used in steam cleaning can cause damage resulting in color run and a decreased lifespan of your textile.


Carpet pads extend the life of your rug by cushioning foot traffic. Pads also provide slip protection and work as a barrier for liquid spills thereby preserving hardwood floors.


Weekly vacuuming is recommended to lessen the buildup of dirt particles that harm carpet fibers. When using a beater bar-style vacuum, avoid vacuuming fringes. Suction-only vacuums lessen the possibility of fringe damage, but do not remove soil as thoroughly.


It is best to have oriental carpets cleaned before storing. Average house soil consists of sand, clay, carbon, starches, proteins, oils, mud, fungus, and pollen. Over time, soils can react with each other and dyes, resulting in detrimental effects. A dirty rug is also more susceptible to pest infestations such as moths, carpet beetles, and mold. Rugs should be cleaned and wrapped in a heavy, breathable product such as paper or Tyvek, with all exposed seams taped. Rugs should NOT be stored in direct contact with concrete floors or walls.


Pest Infestations

The best prevention against pests is regular vacuuming and inspection. Pests prefer areas that are dark and undisturbed, and it is important to periodically check all woolen goods in your home and launder them in a timely manner. In many infestations oriental rugs are not the cause. Clean all items from secondary sources before placing them in your home.