A soft rug from Nepal can only be cleaned gently

A rug made of Nepal is made of pure new wool and is related to the Moroccan Berber carpet, but it is more delicate. The new wool is tightly knit and forms a natural protection against dirt and abrasion through the wool fat contained in the fibers. When cleaning this grease should be largely retained.

Fat-dissolving cleaning agents are taboo

A Nepali rug is made of highland wool, which is softer than almost all other types of wool. Therefore, when cleaning not only the protection of the wool fat must be considered, but also the mechanical impact are kept as low as possible. Absolutely taboo are any fat-dissolving substances, which includes carpet shampoo.

As a normal maintenance, the carpet is regularly vacuumed and it should always be sucked in the direction of the line of the fibers. Rotating brush vacuum cleaners injure the new wool. Due to the softness of the wool and Nepalteppichs it can come to warping by the suction movements. An adhesive mat under the carpet prevents slipping and walking.

How to remove acute soiling

General liquid

Dab the liquid as quickly as possible with a lint-free and white or color-neutral and absorbent cloth. Avoid lateral rubbing and dab vertically.

Fat and protein-containing substances

Dip the cloth into lukewarm water provided with neutral soap wool detergent and dab the cloth so that it does not move deeper into the carpet fibers.

Adhesive materials such as chewing gum and modeling clay

Spray the fibers stuck to the fibers with ice spray as used by athletes in case of injury. Alternatively, you can also place ice cubes, but you must be careful that the Nepalteppich soaked only as little as possible. The iced dirt can be removed or carefully brushed along the fibers.

Aid for microdosed applications

In small doses acetone, salt, rubbing alcohol or vinegar can be used. It is important that you only wet the upper ends of the fibers except for salt. Prevent the absorption of the funds in the Nepalteppich by dabbing fast again.

Tips & TricksThe direction of work when dotting should always be from outside to inside. If there are several scattered splashes, dab in centric circles around an imaginary center.
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