Made in Greece - Our Flokati rugs are handmade shag rugs made of 100% New Zealand Wool.
The natural color of a flokati rug is a straw/white colour and are not treated. However they are also prepared in various other designs (ie. Ivory White, Salt & Pepper).
The entire rug is wool, including the backing from which the shag emerges. After the rug is woven, it is placed in the cold river waters near the factory to fluff and texturise the shag. They continue to be handmade in the mountains of Greece and are regarded as a very popular in modern decor, commonly seen in interior design magazines and luxury homes.
* Ivory / Snow White will contain a slight degree of natural wool hue as a 'stark' white is only possible with synthetic products.
A Flokati Rug is a purchase that will last a lifetime and can be passed down for generations if cared for properly.
Once you receive your Flokati Rug it will arrive flattened from packaging. We strongly recommend that you give the rug a thorough shake once you receive it.
Use a simple garden rake (flexible wood or plastic) and gently rake over the wool (from the bottom up) to raise the Flokati wool pile.
You will find that some of the fine wool will get caught in the rake. This is normal, and is not harmful to your Flokati Rug. As the rug is natural wool with natural pile of differing lengths, shedding will occur. This however will greatly reduce over time and does stop once these shorter fibres (not well fixed to the base) are shed.
Rake whenever you feel it needs it, to remove any loose wool strands to the point where all loose strands are removed and there is no longer any shedding.
You may find very sparse natural flora in the wool (ie, grass) this is due to the wool being only lightly processed (which enables the very natural and appealing texture). You can simply cut or pull these out if required.
The cleaning process for your Flokati Rug is simple. The Flokati should be shaken outdoors periodically to remove dirt. You may hand wash the rug with a mild detergent diluted in water.
You must avoid washing your Flokati Rug in high water temperatures, chlorine bleach as well as dry cleaning / washing machines to protect fiber content of the wool. Hand washing is recommended.
Larger rugs require washing and rinsing in a bath or ideally hanging over a fence / balustrade or other fixed structure to hand wash and hose clean. This may be years between these thorough cleans if it is in a low traffic location.
*Note: Any stains can just be pulled / cut out of the wool pile.
When vacuuming the Flokati, do not run the vacuum over the Flokati because the strands will get caught in the rotating brush. Use the suction head of the vacuum (one without a rotating brush). We however prefer to just shake out from time to time for a better clean.