Soft, fluffy, warm and cosy are just some words which come to mind when we think of shaggy rugs. At Kukoon Rugs we love Shaggy Rugs. However, how do you wash a shaggy rug is a question which pops up time to time, along with how to make a shaggy rug fluffy again. We've got all the answers right here.
WHAT IS A SHAGGY RUG?
Shaggy Rugs have longer piles than most other types of rugs. The longer, fluffier pile on Shaggy Rugs make it easier for dirt and dust to get trapped. This is why knowing how to wash a Shaggy Rug is important. After all, the better care you give your shaggy rug, the longer it will look and feel good as new.
HOW TO CLEAN A SHAGGY RUG
Our number one top tip on how to wash a Shaggy Rug is simply regular maintenance. In other words, a quick weekly clean on your shaggy rug will mean you need to do fewer deep cleans of your rug. Save time and hassle by giving your Shaggy Rug some TLC on a weekly basis.
HOW TO REMOVE EXCESS DIRT FROM A SHAGGY RUG
Removing any loose dirt is an important part of caring for your shaggy rug. Like mentioned, doing this often can keep your shaggy rug looking fresh.
Lift your rug and take it outdoors. Depending on the size of your rug, it may be heavy so grab a friend to help you with this
Once outdoors, shake your rug vigorously to get rid of as much dirt and grit as possible
Next, hang your shaggy rug over a clothesline or fence and using a broom or mop, beat the rug hard enough to loosen trapped dirt
Once you’re happy that your shaggy rug is rid of all dirt and grit, simply place it back into your room and enjoy the freshness.
Top Tip - if possible, leave your rug outdoors for a little while to air it out.
HOW TO HOOVER A SHAGGY RUG
A quick and easy way to clean your shaggy rug. Once you have vacuumed the top of the shaggy rug, flip over and repeat on the underside of the rug too. This way your shaggy rug will have a thorough clean.
Vacuum your shaggy rug on a weekly basis to prevent the build up of dirt and grit
Use you vacuums cleaning head and set it to high pile and vacuum the shaggy side of your rug
Flip your rug over and vacuum on the underside of your rug. You only need to take this step on a monthly basis.
Once you have vacuumed both sides of your rug, you can set it back in place.
HOW TO GET STAINS AND SPILLS OUT OF A SHAGGY RUG
Soak up any spillages immediately using a light coloured, absorbent rag e.g. paper towel or white cloth
Rinse the rag often, to get rid of most of the water and continue to use it until the spill is soaked up
Top Tip - make sure you rag is lightly coloured or white to make sure you don’t risk transferring any colour from the cloth onto the rug.
WHERE TO BUY SHAGGY RUGS
Trust us, Shaggy Rugs when looked after little and often can have a long life span. Find your next Shaggy Rug online at Kukoon Rugs. Our collection is full of grey shaggy rugs, large shaggy rugs, blue shaggy rugs and round shaggy rugs.