It is advisable to wash new sheets before putting them on the bed for the first time. Always wash dark colours separately. For most 100% cotton bedlinens we recommend to wash at 40ºC do not leave in washing machine overnight as fading may appear along crease lines. Always follow the washing instructions on the label. Commercial soap powders and detergents may be safely used but avoid detergents containing bleach or optical brighteners as they break down fabric fibres and cause colours to fade. Tumble dry but avoid overdrying as it causes wrinkles to set.
Always follow the washing instructions on the label. Limit use of fabric conditioners on towels. Whilst they give a soft feel, overuse of conditioners leaves a coating which reduces absorbency Avoid contact with facial cleansers and skin treatments as some contain Benzoyl Peroxide which has a bleaching effect. Pulled threads can simply be cut off as the towels are woven so that threads will not run.
Old spots are virtually impossible to remove - seek assistance from cleaning firm.
Every wool fibre naturally has its own thin, protective layer. This allows wool to repel dirt and gives you the opportunity to act when anything is spilled on the carpet. Naturally, all spots should be treated as soon as possible. Below are some useful tips.
Always remove the spot immediately.
Scrape off as much of the spilled moisture or substance with a spoon or a knife where possible, working from the edge towards the centre of the spot.
Clean the spot with a cloth or absorbing paper. Do not rub or scrub, just dab!
Do not make the spot too wet.
When using a detergent, always remove it from the pile using water (when using detergents or a solvent, always try it out in an inconspicuous place first).
Dry the carpet thoroughly after removing the spot, using a hairdryer.
Remove spots using the table and the corresponding numbers below, treat in order of the numbers given.
These types of floor coverings require simple maintenance only. Regular vacuum cleaning is the first and most important requirement. In rooms with low relative humidity levels, it is recommended to keep humidity levels at 60-70% using a plant spray. We recommend the use of a hygrometer in the room. Extend the life of your sisal carpet with the right humidity levels.
Dyed or bleached carpets must be protected from prolonged exposure to sunlight. Remove any spots immediately. Fresh spots that are still damp are the easiest to remove. Dab immediately with an absorbing cloth or kitchen paper. Do not rub as this will only make the spot larger. Many spots are water-soluble, particularly when the spot is fresh. Dabbing with a cloth soaked in lukewarm water will in most cases remove any remaining spot either in whole or in part. Finish by taking a dry cloth to absorb the remaining moisture.
For stubborn spots add a little vinegar or ammonia to the lukewarm water. Repeat the treatment if necessary (again, don′t rub) and speed up the drying process by blowing dry with warm air. Try to scrape off dried-up and old spots with a spoon or the back of a knife. Always work towards the centre of the spot. Then vacuum or sweep up and treat as above. Spots that do not dissolve in water can be treated with EnviroDri powder. Repeat the treatment if necessary.
Some spots are very difficult to remove, particularly if they haven′t been treated (couldn′t be treated) straight away. Always make sure that the spot does not spread. Absorbing kitchen roll is a good help in this.
In short: do not wet anything that is dry, dab moist spots immediately and treat as described. Grease spots can usually be removed with benzene or trichloroethylene, available from your chemist. Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee removal of all spots. Note! Never soak sisal; always treat it with a moist cloth or brush. Tip! Regularly turn your rugs