Caring For Your Tufted Rug

A tufted rug is a timeless addition to your home’s decor. Since they are often intricately woven with multiple pieces of fabric, it’s important to properly care for them so they last for years to come.

You can clean your rug more often, but this causes wear and tear on the tufts and even more work on your part.

It’s important to regularly clean all tufted rugs to ensure their beauty and durability. While you can spot clean with a dry cloth, it’s best to steam clean them every three months or so.

We recommend cleaning tufted rugs with an upholstery shampooer, which has the capability to add cleaning solution deep into the fibers. After you have shampooed the rug with hot water and a good quality shampoo, use your vacuum cleaner to pull up excess water.

Give your luxurious tufted rug the care and attention it deserves to ensure it lasts for years to come.

Your best bet is to hire a professional cleaner with experience in cleaning tufted rugs. A professional should be able to identify the right cleaning solution for your rug based on its materials and design.

Cleaning your tufted rugs regularly will keep them looking great and add to their longevity.

We recommend that you clean your rug regularly to prevent dirt build-up and to help refresh and restore its colour and texture.

Steam cleaning can be done with a rented machine, but for best results you should schedule with a professional rug cleaning service.

We recommend that you use an upholstery shampooer because it injects cleaning solution deep into the fibers.

Common Occurrences


Fluffing is a natural occurrence in tufted pieces, and gradually disappears over time with hand brushing and vacuuming.


Sprouting tufts are natural in tufted works. Cut protruding tufts with scissors instead of pulling them out to avoid damaging the tufted piece.


Heavy furniture on your tufted rug can leave indents caused by crushed piles.

Occasionally rearranging furniture and the rug helps to distribute stress on the rug. To get a more even exposure to sunlight and wear, we recommend that you rotate the rug regularly.

 Preventive Maintenance

• Hand brush or vacuum regularly (twice a week recommended)

• Remove spills immediately, blotting with an undyed cloth

• Avoid using harsh chemicals to remove stains

• Avoid use in damp areas

• Do not soak in water

• Do not dry clean

Vacuuming your Tufted Rug

Vacuuming is one of the most effective and economical ways to keep your rug clean. If your vacuum has an adjustable suction option, set to a low level, and take time to run the vacuum over each area 3-5 times to clear dust, dirt and hair.


For dry stains, carefully scrape and vacuum away dirt and stains.

Remove wet stains by using a paper towel or undyed cloth to absorb the stain. Use lukewarm water and a cloth or sponge to dampen the stain, soak up the water with a cloth, and repeat until the stain fades. Avoid drenching the rug to preserve the glue binding holding the tufts in place.

On greasy or stubborn stains, use a bleach free cleaner and follow the steps above.

Clean Professionally

When in doubt, get your rug cleaned professionally. Do not dry-clean your tufted rugs. All rugs should be professionally cleaned. To clean a tufted rug, infuse it with water and then vacuum the excess water out.