Greetings to fellow connoisseurs of exquisite rugs! Persian rugs are not mere furnishings; they are intricate works of art, each woven with a story, a journey, a life.

At Knot n Co, we've witnessed the enduring beauty of rugs aged 40-50 years, impeccably preserved through consistent care.

Let's delve into the meticulous world of rug maintenance. 


To ensure your handmade rug stands the test of time, adopt a weekly vacuuming ritual. Approach it with patience, moving in alignment with the pile to allow your vacuum to effectively draw in dirt.

Periodically, flip the rug for a comprehensive vacuuming session on the back, employing the beater bar to agitate and lift embedded dust, dirt, fur, or hair. This not only maintains freshness but also mitigates the development of aged, musky odors.

How to Fix Smelly Rugs 

Combat musky smells with a touch of eucalyptus oil, a natural wonder. Mix a 1:4 ratio with water and lightly spray it on your rug. Eucalyptus oil's antibacterial, antifungal, and deodorizing properties keep the wool soft, free of dust mites, grease, and pleasantly fragrant. Suspect dampness? Hang the rug outside on a sunny day at least twice a year to ward off mildew, mold, and undesirable odors.

Spot Stain First Aid

Stains are conquerable! Act swiftly to address chocolate smears or tomato sauce spills. Absorb solids and excess liquid with an absorbent paper towel before the stain sets.

Create a warm water and dishwashing detergent solution in a bowl, using a clean kitchen sponge to gently dab the stain until saturated and dissipated.

Rinse thoroughly by blotting with a clean sponge in a fresh water bow, lensuring leftover detergent is removed, and gently dry the spot to prevent a 'wet-towel' smell or mold growth.

Wait for the rug to dry completely; if the stain persists, contact us at Knot n Co and we will get our professional rug cleaners to take care of it.

Check our our video below on how to take care of spot-stains:



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Placing Furniture on Rugs

Furniture on Persian rugs is normal and adds to the look, but beware of flattened, indented marks. Safeguard your rug's fibers by adding felt discs under furniture legs.

If placing a rug on carpet with furniture on top, prevent a domed appearance by adding a solid surface like cardboard or a thin piece of timber under furniture legs. For flattened fibers, a gentle spritz of water should bring them back to life.

Persian and Afghan handmade rugs with modern coffee tables.

Rotating Your Rug

While sunlight is beneficial for keeping rugs dry and free of pests, prolonged exposure can fade colors.

Rotate your rug every six months to ensure even aging, mellowing, and wear. This thoughtful rotation preserves the rug's integrity over the years.


Storing Secrets

Handmade rugs, crafted from natural wool, demand special care during storage. Roll, don't fold, to prevent stress on the weave and potential shape alteration. Wrap tightly in storage plastic with a few mothballs to deter wool-hungry moths. Store in a dry environment to ward off mold growth.

Rolling woolen, handmade rug for storage.

Pets: scratching and urinating

Pet urine can be detrimental, especially if left to dry. During puppy potty training, consider storing the rug temporarily to avoid accidents. Supervise pets to prevent tassel chewing. For feline friends, a spray with a 1:4 ratio of eucalyptus oil and water can discourage the cat from adopting the rug as their territory, hence reducing the chances of scratching the wool.

Your handmade rug is an artful expression that deserves meticulous care. Embrace the journey it carries and ensure its tale is told for generations. Happy rug nurturing! 🌟