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post #31 of 33
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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 33
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 33

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. 

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