Frequently Asked Questions
If the load is concentrated at one point on a wool carpet, it can weigh down the wool carpet fibres severely, however it is important to know that the fibres will regenerate themselves over time when using a Persian carpet. This is due to the grease content of the wool, as it gives the fabric elasticity. Permanent wear and tear can be avoided by occasionally rotating the oriental carpet so that it is subjected to stress at different points.
Persian carpets look wonderful not only on the floor but also on the walls, adding a magical atmosphere to the interior. When placing a Persian carpet on the wall, be sure to reinforce the edge with raw linen and place the hoops on top. For larger carpets, care must be taken to ensure that the load is not too great, otherwise, the material will stretch and deform - it is worth seeking professional advice.
Depending on the amount of wear and tear your wool carpet is exposed to, it is always a good idea to take proper care of your oriental carpets. One way of doing this is to vacuum clean. An important rule of thumb is to vacuum in the direction of the fibres and to run the vacuum cleaner over the wool carpet in a lower setting. Preferably, it should be done on both sides. A not too high degree of vigour will protect the knots. The use of cleaning machines should be avoided as they damage the fibres of the Persian carpet. Occasionally wipe with a cotton cloth dipped in vinegar and wrung out. There is also a folk method of care: in summer, lay the surface of the wool carpet to be cleaned on top of dry and clean garden grass, then pull it back and forth a few times in two directions. This method cleans the surface of the carpet for the most part, but leave the more thorough cleaning to a professional.
Everyone can see that moths can cause a lot of damage not only in the wardrobe but also in the kitchen, and unfortunately, they do not spare wool carpets, but with the right precautions, this can be prevented. Get a moth repellent spray that is effective against the pests but gentle on the Persian carpet. If the wool carpet is not being used, just stored, add a solid moth repellent, but lavender or naphthalene also works well. It's important to store a precisely rolled up Persian carpet in an airtight container. If you do find eggs or worms in the fibres, seek expert advice.
Unfortunately, no matter how much we try to look after our wool carpets, they can still get stained. One of the most important rules is to act immediately and not wait for the stain to dry (of course, there are exceptions to this rule: if wax is dripping onto the oriental carpet, for example, you should wait for it to dry). If liquid spills on the wool carpet, soak it up as much as possible. Do not rub, but work with gentle strokes. Use clean cotton rags soaked in lukewarm water and thoroughly wrung out, and avoid strong chemicals at all costs. There is a simple reason for this: Persian carpets are made from wool fibres, which have a natural fat content. Strong chemicals leach this out and the wool carpet loses its softness and elasticity. A little vinegar or gentle baby shampoo can be added to the lukewarm water if necessary. When cleaning, work from the edge of the stain inwards to prevent spreading. Once the stain has been removed, brush the wool carpet in a stiff direction.