How To: Clean a Flokati Rug

How To: Clean a Flokati Rug

Sarah Coffey
Mar 3, 2008

This winter, we got our first flokati rug in an attempt to warm up our space. We've liked it overall, but we had to do a little research to figure out how to properly clean it. Click below for the step-by-step.

• Check the tag first to make sure your rug doesn't have special care requirements.
• Take the rug outside and shake it regularly to remove dust.
• Every once in a while, you can rake the rug with a wooden garden rake to fluff it.
• All flokati rugs shed a little, especially during cleaning.
• Wash your flokati in cold water with a very mild wool soap.
• Wash small flokatis alone in the washing machine in cold water (unless the tag states otherwise).
• Air dry your rug out of direct sunlight.
• Don't use a vacuum on the rug or the strands will get caught.
• You can spot-vacuum with the upholstery attachment.

Anyone else have other tips for cleaning flokatis?

Image: Round Flokati Rug from West Elm, $299 - $749

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