Zebra skin rugs cost a lot of money; that’s why you need to make sure they last as long as they should. In this article you will find out exactly how to do it.
Vacuuming is a must
Try as much as possible to vacuum (with the brush roll off) your carpet at least once a week. Depending on how or where the rug is used, the number of times you use it will vary accordingly. For example, if it is used in a high-traffic area with many people walking, it can be vacuumed even twice a week.
Alternative to vacuum
If you don’t want to use a vacuum machine for fear of damaging the carpet, you can also use a broom or a soft brush, but remember to always move with the grain and never against it. Doing so will only make the rug lose its pile prematurely and make it look unattractive.
Stain and blemish removal
Whether you like it or not, there will always be that irritating spot or stain from pets, drink or food spills. Here is what you can do to remove them:
Pet urine stains are gone.
The best thing to do is head to a carpet cleaning supply store and purchase a pet urine remover. You may also consider using SPOT SHOT or any other organic (organic in the scientific sense) cleaning product. Inorganic chemicals seldom remove stains completely.
Drink spills and food stains
Drink or food stains don’t stick as hard as urine. What you’ll want to do is avoid eating or drinking anywhere near the mat altogether. If there happens to be a stain or stain, take a damp rag (moistened with a solution of warm water and mild soap) and blot the stain.
Don’t rub it, as this will only make it worse. Instead, blot until the stain is gone with a bit of gentle, gradual rubbing. After that, just let it air out and dry.
From time to time, when you see fit, take water, mild soap and a sponge and spot clean your carpet. Really be careful not to get the skin wet in any way; doing that will only damage it beyond repair. If that happens, only professional restoration could bring it back to life. Even that is not guaranteed.
In general, take very good care of your expensive carpet. If you have pets, prevent them from defecating or urinating on your zebra skin rug. Always get rid of stains as soon as they appear. Following the steps above will help your skin last a long time.