To preserve the life of your HMCo rug, we recommend using an anti-slip underlay and with proper care and maintenance, your rug should last for years. Our rugs are simple to maintain with regular vacuuming to prevent the pile from flattening. It is best not to use a rotating brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner. Periodically rotate your rug to alter the traffic pattern on the surface and if it is in a sunny location the fibres will change over time, especially if placed in direct sunlight for several hours a day. HMCo’s rugs are for dry indoor use as natural fibres are absorbent and will shrink and expand with humidity changes.
When cleaning your rug, most light marks can be cleaned with a damp cloth but any liquid spills onto the rug needs to be attended to quickly to lessen the chance of a possible stain. With any spill, don’t rub the liquid out but instead, blot to try and draw the moisture out with a clean, absorbent white cloth immediately. If required, our rugs can be machine washed at 30 degrees (86 Fahrenheit) or less with a mild liquid detergent in a large washing machine. Dry flat away from direct sunlight. As with any natural fibre floorcovering, HMCo rugs can be dry cleaned if required but not shampooed as shampooing natural fibre products can cause them to shrink or expand depending on the fibre.
Food or solids accidentally dropped on your rug need to be removed carefully with the edge of a spoon, making sure you don’t make the area to clean larger. Blot any remaining food spills to get rid of as much as possible before further cleaning. Treat the stain with water and a sponge. If water alone isn’t enough to clean the stain, use a mild detergent with warm water but make sure to clean it all off the rug after. Blot the treated area with a cloth or paper towel to get rid of excess water before letting the rug completely dry.
Given the rug’s thick yarn design, slight variations in shading are an inherent part of the design and will be unique to each rug.
Colour: Please note that HMCo linen is prewashed and softened to achieve a natural aged patina. Colour within any one article can be muted in places as a result. This is not a fault in our linen. It is done with intention to achieve our relaxed, aged style.
Pending on availability, the European flax used to spin our yarns can vary from the grower. This can at times affect the dye lot within our yarns. Dye lot variation is common in processing natural fibres. Whilst we do our utmost to avoid this there can at times be slight variances to any colour within the HMCo range. We have offered some additional descriptions of our linen palette that may assist when selecting a colour.
Our blanket collection is woven from a blend of cotton and linen. As a result, these products go through a different dying process to our 100% linen products. Slight variations in colour will be apparent between our pure linen and blended products.
Argent: Argent is a soft silvery sage reminiscent of the lovable Lamb’s-ear perennial
Ayrton: a classic antique white
Ayrton Optic: a stark white
Ayrton Melange Throw: Ayrton and Sable are combined for a fresh, neutral off-white
Argent Melange Throw: Argent is the softest grey-blue tone that is achieved when Fog and Sable are blended
Brun: A beautifully rich toffee tone, Brun has been blended with our signature Sable hue to create a subtle melange
Carmel: Carmel is our version of a sun-bleached caramel tone
Cep: a warm and neutral classic taupe
Dula: Dula is a combination of Cep and a Lila to make a subtle, muted lavender tone
Fog: a pale grey with a subtle blue undertone
Floss: the palest earthy pink, reminiscent of fairy floss
Fysk Melange Throw: a combination of Sable and a natural linen colour make an earthy wheat shade
Gras: khaki green and our Sable colours are blended to create an earthy green melange
Melanz: a deep aubergine colour
Nox: black and our Sable colours are combined to create a muted black melange
Oro: Italian for ‘gold’, Oro is a rich yellow gold colour likened to saffron
Porto: burnt orange and Sable are combined for a softer version of tangerine
Rosa: a dense clay pink, earthy and warm
Roy: a washed, dusty cornflour blue
Sable: a warm, light sandy colour
Stella: Stella is hand dyed in Belgium using a unique process and comes in Amber (a ochre base), Ash (a charcoal grey base), Clay (a pink base of Rosa) & Midnight (a dark blue base). No two cushions are alike
Tempest: a classic mid-toned charcoal. Tempest is a cool grey
Tempest Melange Throw: Tempest and Sable are combined for a softer shade of our classic charcoal colour