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post #31 of 36
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Anyone know who makes a good flokati?
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Originally Posted by skalogre View Post

. Problem is that they are a huge pain to clean, they get matted AND you can lose small items in them. Seriously.


Don't do it foo! You'll never be seen again!
post #32 of 36
Bump, as I just bought one of these. I have 4 dogs and a 3 year old. We'll see how it goes, but it was cheap enough ($239 for a 5x7 medium grade 3000g rug) that if it doesn't work in our living room I'm sure I can find a place it will work with lower traffic.
post #33 of 36

I've had my 8 x 10 ft flokati for almost 4 years and am about to get rid of it. I love wool, love the softness, but it is a HUGE pain to clean, and now it is a home for wool moths (clothes moths). OMG it is horrible. I have to hand vacuum as it is, so it takes a long time, and now, since it has moths I have to do it everyday -- sometimes twice a day. I still am finding moths flying around. I don't want them getting into my other woolens so it's going to have to go. I may try cutting it into carpet squares first, so they can fit into a washing machine, however my advice is "don't do it" unless you're getting a small one that you can easily pick up, beat in the sun, throw in a washer, have a vacuum that has incredible suction, and lots of time to devote to keeping it clean. 

They're beautiful and wonderfully soft, but extremely hard to keep clean when they're large. 

post #34 of 36

nice!! love that idea. thanks for posting

post #35 of 36
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

Bump, as I just bought one of these. I have 4 dogs and a 3 year old. We'll see how it goes, but it was cheap enough ($239 for a 5x7 medium grade 3000g rug) that if it doesn't work in our living room I'm sure I can find a place it will work with lower traffic.

How's the rug now?

post #36 of 36
Love my rug! Had it for a year now and still looks new. I have 2 dogs, 2 teenage boys and a 3 yr old girl. It is located in front of a fireplace with high traffic. I shake it out every other week, yes it does take 2 people. Living in fla we have alot of sand, but I have found most of the sand goes right through the rug. I think most people who own them and not happy prob do t care for them properly or have bought one that was not genuine. Never had to rake it to keep out matts, just the shake brings back the fluff. Very happy with mine.
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