How to care for your beautiful Pupcha Kylym rug

All of our handmade rugs have a long service life, and handknotted rugs (with care) will last for several generations.

Cleaning with a vacuum cleaner and lint

It is normal for the pile of your new carpet to lose some excess fibers at first. Lint on the surface of your rug (in small amounts) should not be a cause for concern, it is a natural result of the yarn being compressed during the hand-making of the rug. Vacuuming from time to time will help reduce excess fluff, and the lint should settle completely over time. If your vacuum has variable power settings, select the lowest setting, use suction only, and avoid using a hard brush attachment as this can cause damage.

Yarn thread

From time to time, a small tuft of yarn may separate from the base of the carpet and appear on the surface. Don't worry, this is not a sign of damage to your carpet and can be resolved by simply cutting the thread with sharp scissors to match the pile height of the carpet. Do not pull on loose threads, as this may encourage the knot to come undone.

Work with spills and stains

If you spill something on your carpet, the golden rule is to act quickly. The longer the stain stays on the rug, the harder it is to remove. Do not let it dry first. Immediately blot up any spills with a clean, dry cloth or kitchen paper towel without rubbing. Continue blotting until there are no more wet marks on the fabric.

If you need to remove a stain, never use bleach. Always use a professional carpet cleaner that is safe for wool on our pile wool rugs. Today, sprays for cleaning carpets and furniture have proven to be the best. It is advisable to test the cleaning agent on an inconspicuous area of ​​the carpet first. Use a fresh, clean cloth and apply a sufficient amount of product to the stain. Be careful not to wet the rug and carefully work from the outside of the stain inward. Do not rub.

Gentle cleaning of wool and bamboo silk carpets

Bamboo silk is a beautiful material with a shiny finish, so of course it's important to be careful when cleaning. If your wool and silk rug has a stain, never use a chemical cleaner as this will damage the color and material. Simply use cool, soapy water made with a diluted Ph-neutral soap solution, such as silk or wool handwash. Apply enough to cover the stain using a soft, clean cloth. Then gently blot the excess liquid with a dry, clean towel or paper towel. For stubborn stains or if you want a complete clean, we recommend professional carpet cleaning.

Color fastness

We select only the best dyes and all our rugs are tested for color fastness. During professional cleaning, colors may change slightly by no more than 5%. No dye is completely resistant to fading in the sun. If your carpet is left in bright sunlight for long periods of time, it will naturally fade over time. Rotating the rug can mitigate this effect, ensuring even fading.

Warm floor

If you have underfloor heating at home, we recommend placing a quality underlay under the carpet. Underfloor heating can damage your carpet, so don't forgo an extra layer of protection.

Secrets of daily care

  • vacuum the carpet from time to time
  • use bonfires under furniture legs to avoid dents
  • put a non-slip mat under the carpet
  • turn the rug occasionally for even wear
  • protect the carpet from strong direct sunlight

That's all it takes, just follow these tips and your carpet will look its best for years to come.