How to Clean Wool Area Rugs

Sometimes decorating your home is not easy. You want to find the best decorative accessories for your home, but the vast variety can make the task somewhat difficult.
Wool area rugs are an excellent choice when exploring your options for flooring materials. They provide your feet and toes with warm, comfortable and relaxing areas, particularly on those cold days.
Wool rugs come in many different colors, patterns, and textures and can help to transform your home into an elegant and sophisticated haven. However, to keep your wool rugs looking and smell fresh, you need to carry out regular maintenance on them.
Organic vinegar solutions are ideal for cleaning your wool area rugs, but I’ll provide some alternatives to keeping your rugs in the best shape possible.
Vinegar as a Spot-Cleaning Agent
Research shows that cleaners that contain massive amounts of bleach and alkaline compounds can ruin wool fibers. Nevertheless, vinegar is ideal for cleaning wool rugs as it is somewhat gentle and acidic.
Vinegar can be used to clean pet stains and helps to get rid of urine odor and also prevents color running and fading.
The Procedure:
-      Add ¼ cup of white vinegar to 2 to 3 cups of lukewarm water.
-      Pour a ½ teaspoon of dish washing liquid to the solution.
-      Blot the stain with a lint-free cloth.
-      Apply vinegar solution and let it soak the stain.
-      Gently scrub the area without irritating the pile of the rug.
-      Blot dry with a next clean rag.
Comprehensive Cleaning
-      Use vinegar to spot clean.
-      Rub your hand on the rug for 10 to 15 seconds to determine if your rug needs cleaning. If there’s dirt on your hand after rubbing the rug, it needs shampooing.
The Shampooing Process
§  Add mild liquid soap to a small bucket of cool water until it becomes sudsy.
§  Apply the soapy mixture to the rug with a long-haired brush, making long strokes directly toward the rug nap’s direction.
§  Run the rug under fresh running water to remove the soap.
§  Use a rubber squeegee to get out the excess water from the rug.
§  Lay the rug flat on a clean surface outside and let it dry.


Cold nights don’t just call for hot chocolate. You need a warm, cozy, and relaxing area for your toes. Wool rugs are ideal for home decoration, but proper maintenance is required for them to preserve their initial condition. Vinegar is an excellent cleaner for wool area rugs. It is somewhat acidic, but it is gentle and won’t damage the wool fibers.