Care and Maintenance
Cleaning

Our natural floor coverings retain their appearance very well - even if you don't clean them regularly!

You will find that our pure sisal and coir floor coverings have a greater resistance to soiling than woollen and synthetic carpets. They tend to hold less dirt and dust than conventional tufted carpets due to their tight woven structure and their anti-static characteristics.

However, they can still trap fine dirt in the fibres close to the surface. This may not be immediately apparent but, over time, this fine dirt could damage the fibres, or if mixed with water, cause a stain.

Vacuum cleaning

Regular vacuum cleaning, ideally twice weekly, is the most important step in preserving the fine appearance of your floor covering. Cleaners with power brush heads (such as the Dyson™) are the most effective at removing dirt from within the fibres.

Never steam clean your natural floor covering. Steam cleaning, or any other overall cleaning method that uses water, will saturate the natural fibres in your floor covering causing sisal to shrink and coir to expand. Again, we stress, that our natural floor coverings are not suitable for damp areas.

Heavy furniture

Over time, heavy furniture can create indentations in some of our boucle (ribbed) weaves. These indentations are superficial - they do not affect wear. Use furniture caps or regularly move heavy furniture.

 

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