How to take care of your rug

What to do if you find a stain on your rug? Do a test & the right steps

Before cleaning, especially on a natural fibre rug, test a corner first. Use a cotton bud or small cloth to check if the rug can withstand the product, even if it's natural

Acting is the only secret to successful stain removal.

Sponge gently, removing any excess with absorbent paper or microfibre cloths.

To avoid spreading the stain, always dab from the edge towards the centre.

Place a thick, dry cloth under the stained area of the rug. This protects your floor and absorbs any excess product.

Use the specific product as naturally as possible, leaving it on for as long as necessary (no more and no less).

Above all, don't rub too hard as this could damage the fibres and/or the colour.

Discover our rug care kit

La terre de Sommières - boitage de 75 grs

This 100% natural powdered clay from the south of France works dry. Degreasing, stain-removing and absorbent, it has many properties!

It absorbs greasy stains without leaving marks. All you have to do is sprinkle some terre de Sommières on the stained area. Vacuum the area a few hours later after it has finished working. The stain is gone!

Our 65g magic stick

With 99% natural ingredients, the stain stick removes a huge number of stains. Wet the stain and rub with the stain stick. Leave for 10 minutes and rinse with warm water. It's magic!

Bicarbonate - 100g box

This mineral-based powder is biodegradable and gentle on the environment. It refreshes, deodorizes, and eliminates odors, especially pet odors. Sprinkle baking soda on stained surfaces that give off unpleasant odours. Leave for at least 30 minutes before vacuuming up the powder.

Black soap - 100 ml bottle

With 99% of natural ingredients, this black soap is so convenient in its foamy formula to act within the fibers! It's perfect for cleaning long hair. Apply and lather the pure product directly onto the area to be cleaned, then rinse with lukewarm water. Dosage: use pure

A round brush with soft bristles to scrub and remove stains without damaging the fibres.

A leaflet inside the box contains our everyday tips and tricks for unexpected stains

New: Under the rugs, two QR codes, in French and English, will also take you to the care instructions.

Coffee, alcohol and soda stains

You can remove most of these stains with a magic wand or concentrated black soap. Avoid rubbing too hard.

Grease, oil, suntan lotion stains...

If you have a wine or fat stain, sprinkle a generous amount of Terre de Sommières on the stained area as quickly as possible. Rub in well and leave for 2 or 3 hours. Brush then vacuum! 

Tip: for even greater effectiveness, preheat your oven to 70 degrees. Turn it off and place the terre de Sommières in the hot oven for a few minutes before spreading it on the stain

Wine spots

After removing the excess, dab the stain with a cloth soaked in a solution of white vinegar and water. Then rinse the area with a cloth soaked in still or sparkling water. Clean with the magic stick, rinse and dry with a white cloth or sponge.

Odours and dirt from our pets

To deodorise and sanitise your carpet, sprinkle it with baking soda. Leave overnight and vacuum up.

You can repeat this operation as often as necessary.

Mould stains

Baking soda is very useful in this case. To clean mould from outdoor rugs, combine it with diluted white vinegar. Use this mixture on the most stubborn stains. It should make a sizzling sound. Rub very lightly and leave for 20 to 30 minutes. Vacuum the carpet when the mixture of bicarbonate of soda and diluted white vinegar seems dry. Place your carpet on an inclined surface and rinse it with a garden hose. Gravity will help the water to drain away. It is recommended to dry in the open air and in the sun.

Be careful not to use undiluted pure vinegar as it could damage your carpet.

Wintering your outdoor rug

Before storing your rug for the winter, take the time to clean it thoroughly. Use diluted household soap or bicarbonate of soda. Then, dry it on a sloping surface in the sun. 

Make sure your carpet is completely clean and dry before rolling it up and putting it away.