How to Clean an Axminster Carpet

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How to Clean an Axminster Carpet
Axminister carpets are made from wool yarn. (carpet image by Ogis from Fotolia.com)

Axminster Carpet is a British company that has been making and selling carpets since 1755. Axminster Carpet features designs and textures taken from the moors of Exmoor and Dartmoor, the countryside of Ireland, and period style carpets mirrored after the Renaissance and ancient Turkish and Egyptian cultures. Axminister carpets are made using twist, weave, or loop textures. All carpets are made using homespun yarn, with over 90 per cent of the yarn spun from British wool. Axminster carpets should be cleaned as needed to remove dirt and dust. If something is spilt on the carpet, it should be spot cleaned as soon as possible to prevent staining.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Towel
  • 1 teaspoon wool washing powder or white vinegar
  • Sponge
  • Carpet brush

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Vacuum the carpet to remove dirt and dust. The carpet should be vacuumed daily.

  2. 2

    Blot any spills with a clean cloth or towel to remove as much moisture as possible.

  3. 3

    Combine 1 teaspoon of wool washing powder with 1 cup of room temperature water. Alternatively, combine 1 part white vinegar to 3 parts warm water.

  4. 4

    Dip a sponge in the cleaning mixture. Dab the sponge into the stain. It's important to dab the stain, and not rub, because rubbing can spread the stain. Continue dabbing until the stain lifts.

  5. 5

    Blot the area with a damp cloth to remove cleaning residue.

  6. 6

    Place a towel over the carpet and lightly press down to remove moisture. Continue until no more moisture is present.

  7. 7

    Lightly brush the carpet with a carpet brush to prevent matting. Do not brush hard, because this can ruin the carpet fibre.

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