The following instructions will help you care for any of Lakiya's weavings. Prior to weaving, Lakiya's yarns are colored with the highest quality wool dye, and mothproofed. Both our dyes and mothproofing will be unaffected by cleaning as long as you follow these directions. Our instructions will help keep your carpet looking new. Installing Your Carpet
Lakiya carpets can be laid directly on most floor surfaces. A highly polished surface may require a commercial carpet underlay beneath the rug. These foam backings can be found at carpet retailers or hardware stores.
Because Lakiya's dyes are stable, you can feel secure placing your carpet in a place of high utility, such as bathrooms or kitchens. Occasionally allow the carpet to thoroughly dry, if possible outside in the sun.
If the carpet should become very wet, lay it flat in a place with good air circulation and where the water can drain from it, such as a patio. Allow the carpet to dry completely.
If part of the carpet is continuously exposed to direct sunlight, it is recommended to turn the carpet occasionally.
Cleaning Your Carpet
There are a number of ways to clean your new carpet. Brushing with a stiff brush and vacuuming are sufficient to keep the carpet looking clean and new. Lakiya carpets may also be dry-cleaned.
Spills can be cleaned with a mild, wool detergent, water and a soft brush. It is advisable to clean any spills as quickly as possible and to lay the carpet out flat to dry.Special Tip #1: Wipe your Lakiya carpet with white vinegar diluted with water to revitalize the colors.
Storing Your CarpetSpecial Tip #2: When storing their carpets, Bedouin women include cloves with the carpet to add a fresh scent.
When storing the carpet for long periods it is preferable to roll the carpet along the length, rather than folding it. No mothproofing needs to be added - this has already been done.
Take care not to store the carpet in a damp place. Prolonged humidity can cause mildew.