How to Clean a 100% Wool Carpet

Updated February 21, 2017

A 100-percent wool carpet adds a luxurious touch to any home. Wool is naturally stain- and fire-resistant, durable and maintains a soft texture. Frequent vacuuming removes ground-in dirt, extends the life of your wool carpet and reduces the need for deep cleaning. Over time, spots and spills can occur that won't come up with vacuuming alone. Gentle cleaning methods will restore the softness, lustre and appearance of your 100-percent wool carpet.

Vacuum the carpet thoroughly if the stains are dry.

Mix 1 tsp mild, clear dish soap with 1 cup warm water in a container. Or, mix a solution of 1/3 cup white vinegar and 2/3 cup warm water.

Dip a cloth into the solution and wring it out. Dab or blot at spills and stains to absorb them from the carpet.

Rinse the cloth with warm water and blot the area again to remove any cleaner residue. Allow the carpet to air dry.

Vacuum the carpet thoroughly. Go slow to remove as much dirt as possible.

Spray the wool carpet lightly and evenly with an aerosol foam carpet cleaner. If you're using cleaning powder, sprinkle a layer of powder onto the carpet. Brush the powder or foam into the carpet with a soft brush. Allow the foam to dry completely.

Vacuum the carpet slowly and thoroughly to remove the loosened dirt, debris and residue.


Vacuum wool carpets frequently to keep them looking clean and fresh.

Things You'll Need

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Clear dish soap
  • Container
  • White vinegar
  • Cloth
  • Aerosol foam carpet cleaner
  • Carpet cleaning powder
  • Soft brush
Cite this Article A tool to create a citation to reference this article Cite this Article

About the Author

Shelley Marie has been writing professionally since 2008 for online marketing and informational websites. Her areas of expertise include home, garden and health. She holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and an associate degree in medical billing and insurance coding, both from Herzing University.