Rugs 101

Rug Care & Maintenance

Just like everything else today, rugs need special care to prolong their beauty and provide years of use. Regular cleaning and adequate treatments will help extend the life of your rug.

KAS recommends only the use of Woolite as a mild detergent for the cleaning of all rugs. The cleaning process should involve applying the Woolite with a soft bristle brush, rinsing lightly with water (not saturated), extracting with a vacuum, and the rug should then be dried by air or a low-temperature hair dryer.

Rug Care & Maintenance

INITIAL CARE
DAILY/WEEKLY
ANNUALLY
LONG-TERM

Rug-Specific Care

HAND-KNOTTED
TUFTED
HOOKED
BAMBOO
JUTE & SISAL
Indoor-Outdoor Rugs
Shag Rugs

Stain/Damage Cleaning

FLOOD DAMAGE
SPILLS
STAINS


How To Choose A Rug

Why Rugs?
Why Color and Design Are Important
Determine Sizing
Pricing
Right Fiber for Area

Types of Constructions

Hand-Knotted
Hand-Tufted / Hand-Hooked
Flatweaves
Power-Loomed / Machine-Woven
Shags


Types of Fibers used in Rugs

NATURAL FIBERS

Wool
Cotton

BLENDED YARNS

Any of the above natural and synthetic fibers may be blended. Synthetic fibers such as olefin and nylon are petroleum products, while rayon – a man-made alternative to silk – is synthesized from cellulose found in trees. Animal-derived natural fibers include wool spun from sheep, goats, llama and alpaca. Plants produce natural fibers such as sea grass, jute, flax and cotton.

SYNTHETIC FIBERS

Nylon
Olefin / Polypropylene
Polyester
Acrylic