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How To Care For Your Sheepskin Rug

By Eleanna - October 4, 2019

Buying a genuine sheepskin rug can make any room in your home appear more inviting, comfortable, and luxurious. Sheepskin is a natural and high-quality material, so it is no wonder that many people feel intimidated when it comes to caring for and cleaning their sheepskin products. Fortunately, caring for your sheepskin products is a lot more simple than you may think. Below, we have listed a few simple tips and tricks to help you out!

Be Mindful of Your Sheepskin Rug's Environment

When placing a sheepskin area rug in your home, it is important to remember what most affects the quality and appearance of this high-quality material. The two things that you will want to be the most mindful of are sunlight and moisture.

Your rug will be just fine as an accent to a well-lit room, but be careful not to place it in direct, harsh, and constant sunlight. Over time, overexposure to sunlight can begin to make your rug fade or yellow and change in color.

You also want to be sure that the room you place your rug in is not regularly affected by moisture. Moist areas, such as certain basements or rooms that become more humid, can cause damage to the leather underside of your sheepskin rug.

Regularly Brush Your Sheepskin Rug

In its best condition, your rug will be soft, luxurious, and beautiful in any room. However, the natural quality of the sheepskin makes it so that the rug may become knotted or matted down when it is regularly walked or sat upon. Some people believe that this is an unavoidable part of owning sheepskin products, but regular brushing, with a sheepskin-specific brush, can keep your rug looking good as new.

This maintenance tip is also a great way to keep crumbs and other debris from settling deep into your rug, where it is far more difficult to get out.

Clean Your Rug Gently

Accidents are bound to happen, but that doesn't mean that your rug is ruined! If small spills happen, you can easily spot clean your rug with sheepskin shampoo and lukewarm water. Be careful not to rub the stain, and instead press it gently until it lifts out. Rubbing the rug in a rough fashion can cause the stain to set or the sheepskin to become matted.

If you find yourself needing to wash the entire rug, we highly recommend doing so by hand. Fill your tub with lukewarm water and use a sheepskin shampoo. Gently move the rug around in the water and, again, be careful to avoid matting by handling the rug gently.

Heat and tumbling can damage the sheepskin, so wring your rug our gently after washing and allow it to air dry. Be sure that it is completely moisture-free before laying it back down.

Caring for your high-quality and luxurious sheepskin products, such as area rugs, can be simple if approached gently and when taking the necessary steps for proper maintenance. Buy our beautiful sheepskin products online or visit the Sheepskin Factory store in Denver, CO for a range of more genuine high-quality sheepskin rugs.