Rug Care Instructions
The rug care instructions are to be used with Bunyaad carpets as we know how they are produced, from dyeing to wool production to loom time to finishing. These processes may vary with Oriental rugs purchased elsewhere and so we are hesitant to speak to the care of those rugs. Care for your Bunyaad rug as a member of the family, with love, respect and knowledge that it can withstand the trials of most lives. We can assume no liability for damage to your Bunyaad rug caused by improper care or treatment.
Need Your Bunyaad Rug Washed?
Do you have a dirty Bunyaad rug and are not wanting to wash it yourself? No worries! We’ll wash it for you!
Although you may take your rug to an Oriental rug shop for cleaning, a quality hand-knotted Oriental rug may be washed on a sunny day on your driveway with regular soap and water. Before washing, note the direction your rug pile is laying. Using very little soap (Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap, regular clothes detergent, hair shampoo, etc.), scrub down the rug with your fingers or feet and hose it down with water. Rinse very thoroughly as soap that is left in the carpet makes a very stiff pile. Squeegee the pile in the direction it was originally laying with your hands or with the side of a dustpan to remove excess water. Using your hand, brush the pile down in the direction it was laying before it was washed. The rug needs to be dried on a flat surface. Once the rug is dry, with your hands or with a vacuum cleaner, raise the pile by stroking/sweeping in the opposite direction.
We recommend Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap. It is organic, fair trade and perfect for washing everything, especially your Bunyaad rug.
Our staff has also found carpet steam cleaners (either those intended for home use or those that can be rented at grocery stores) to work very nicely, using the approved cleaner soap that comes with these cleaners or Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap. These cleaners do an excellent job of mixing the soap solution with water, protecting you from over-soaping, and effectively extract excess water from the rug, drastically cutting down drying times. Please follow manufacturer instructions for soap to water ratio (ex. Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap would be 3 oz soap to 1 gallon water).
Most rugs will not need major cleaning for at least 10-20 years. Do not use harsh chemicals or cleaners on the rugs as the chemicals may react with the dyes. This is especially important for natural dye rugs. We cannot be held responsible for rugs cleaned with materials other than gentle soap and water.