How to clean a Berber rug

Azenzer rugs are made of 100% sheep wool, known for its strong fibers.

Each fiber is strongly locked with one another, forming microscopic scales that repeal dirt and soil. Instead of being absorbed, dirt particles will remain on the surface of the fibers which makes the cleaning an easy process. 

To preserve the softness and color of your rug, the accumulated dirt on the surface of the fibers should be removed regularly.

Here are 4 ways to clean your Berber rug:

  1. Vacuuming

A regular vacuuming (for areas with high traffic, ideally once a week) helps remove the dust. However you need to make sure that the vacuum cleaner is carefully passed in the direction of the wool fiber. Just pass the hand on the carpet, if it slips, you are in the right direction. Your vacuum cleaner should also be set at low power (we advise a maximum of 800 Watt), and a suitable nozzle (brushless) should be used. 

  1. Shaking

Shaking your rug outside once a week is the simplest method to free your rug from dust particles.

By sunny weather, flip the rug on the edge of your terrace or window tap the back and let in air a few hours.

  1. Stain cleaning

Sheep wool fibers repel dirt but they can absorb liquids quite easily if no action is taken fast. 

When something is spilled on your rug, you should act quickly, by blotting the stain. Once blotted, put some baking soda on the stain and vacuum it, then gently clean it with a small quantity of white vinegar diluted in water. 

Make sure to dry your rug properly after cleaning. Natural drying in the open air (in the garden, on the balcony or on a window sill) is the best way to do it.

  1. Complete cleaning of a rug

We recommend bringing your rug to a professional carpet cleaner every two years for this type of cleaning so as not to damage your rug.