Hand hooked rugs are known usually for their ornate and dense patterns. Modern designers are producing them in more versatile styles to fit any space. This method is also one of the oldest ones known to man - examples of hand hooked wool rugs are found in many different countries as diverse as Russia, France, and China. Their short looped pile construction of hand hooked area rugs means that they are durable as well.
When caring for your new rug, keep the following in mind:
- Hand hooked rugs should never be folded for storage, as this can damage the weave. Be sure to gently roll it with the pile facing out when moving or storing it.
- Never store a hand hooked area rug in extreme temperatures or in an environment where mold is likely to be found.
- To further prevent mold damage, never store a hand hooked rug in plastic. Always use a clean cotton sheet or towel.
- When choosing a place for your rug, steer clear from areas of high traffic and moisture.
- Vacuuming too vigorously can damage your new rug, so be sure to use a hand held vacuum, and vacuum gently when necessary.
- Blot all stains immediately with a clean white cloth and clean with a small amount of water and a mild cleanser. Never immerse your hand hooked area rug in water.