Fill the bath tub to 6 inches with cool water. Add a good quality detergent designed for wool. Do not use bleach or other chemicals on your rug. Do not use hot water as this will cause the rug to shrink.
Add the Flokati rug to the water and agitate gently by hand. When soil has been removed, drain the water and rinse the rug with cool clean water.
Hang to dry in an area that is out of direct sunlight. Sunlight will damage your rug.
Turn on the washer and add the detergent. Avoid bleach or harsh detergents. Allow the washer to fill with water. Be sure to use cold water in both the wash and rinse cycle; avoid hot water as this will cause shrinkage.
Add the Flokati rug and set the washer on the delicate cycle.
Remove the rug as soon as the washer cycle ends and shake any excess water from the rug.
Line dry the rug in an area that is out of direct sunlight.
Things You Will Need
- Detergent for wool
- Cold water
- Line to dry (out of the sun)
- Larger rugs can be washed in a commercial washer, as long as it has a delicate cycle and is set for a cold water wash and rinse.